We Had Catnip All Wrong

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Published on 6.04.2021

Why do cats love catnip so much? Researchers have found a possible evolutionary answer to this adorable feline phenomenon!

Hosted by: Rose Bear Don't Walk

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Sources:
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/4/eabd9135
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480656/pdf/canvetj00079-0049.pdf
https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-017-0987-6

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