Now taking online orders!
Montana catnip is a family owned and operated small business, located in the Bitterroot Valley near Florence, MT. Our catnip is grown in several small garden plots, tended and weeded by hand. We use absolutely no pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers so you know that your cat is getting a safe catnip experience. We've been growing catnip and selling it in the local market since 1987, and this site represents a first step into online sales.
Montana catnip offers only one product: good catnip. Try it, see what your cat has to say about it. Most likely he/she will say something like, "Meow 'bout some more of this stuff, I like it!"
A note to our customers: We recommend that you transfer your catnip to a cat-proof container upon receipt. This will prevent your cat from partying too hard.
Local retailers: You can find our catnip and/or catnip toys, strange as it might seem, at these fine locations:
Kent Bros. Automotive
127 S. 4th St. W
Kettlehouse Brewing Co.
602 Myrtle St.
313 N. 1st St. W
627 Woody St.
Showcase Pet Grooming
2118 S. Higgins
Q: What is catnip, and why do cats love it so much?
A: Catnip (Nepeta cataria L.) is an herb in the mint family. A chemical compound called nepetalactone occurs naturally in catnip, and this is the stuff that cats like. Although there are no conclusive answers to the why part, it has been suggested that nepetalactone is an endorphin stimulating compound.
Q: How much catnip should I give my cat?
A: A little mound of it, about as big around as a quarter or half-dollar (or about a teaspoonful) should be adequate. Some cats will roll in it instead of eating it, so you can give them more, depending on your post-party cleanup tolerance.
Q: Why doesn't my cat like catnip?
A: Your cat might be in the minority (about 10% or so) of felines that are unaffected by catnip. Age is also a factor. Kittens don't react to catnip until they are around 4-6 months old, and some senior citizens become indifferent to it.
Q: Can I smoke this stuff?
A: I wouldn't, but it makes a nice cup of tea.