Valerian Hare - Natural Cat Toy
Valerian Hare - Natural Cat Toy
Pudgy Cat Co

Valerian Hare - Natural Cat Toy

Regular price $12.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Handmade with wild hare fur, rooster feathers and infused with Valerian root. We must warn you that this product stinks but is sure to drive your kitties insane!

What is Valerian Root?
Valerian root is from the Valeriana Officinalis, a flowering herb plant with sweetly scented white or pink flowers that grows around the world.

This plant has long been used by humans since the times of ancient Greece and Rome as a medicinal herb. Valerian is commonly consumed in the form of a tea or a dietary supplement due to its calming effects. Cats have a much different reaction to this all-natural herb than humans. Behaviors of cats on valerian root are similar to the commonly experienced behaviors of cats on catnip. It results in playful behaviors such as rolling, chin and cheek rubbing, meowing, pouncing, drooling and licking. 

Cats’ reaction to Valerian Root is based on the scent of the essential oils of the herb which are thought to mimic cat pheromones which put them in a playful or loving mood. Do note that scent is described as earthy, like cheese, or smelly shoes The effects usually only last between 5-30 minutes and may not work on kittens.

Sustainable Product Creation
Here at Pudgy Cat Co., we are all about creating ethically and responsibly sourced products. We use ethically sourced fur from possums in New Zealand and wild hares from UK to make toys that bring out the inner predator in your cat.
Possums are not just pests; they pose a disastrous threat to New Zealand’s unique ecosystem. Culling possums for their fur, tick many green boxes: fair-trade, biodegradable, reusable, sustainable. Our hare pelts are sourced from rabbits from the UK which are killed for their meat in order to supply the consumer markets, or as a measure of pest control.