There are multiple species of Honeysuckle...and they come in several forms, including woody vine, and as a bush (woody shrub). Lonicera tartarica species of Honeysuckle shrub contains a chemical similar to the active ingredient in catnip (nepetalactone).
No, approximately 30% of all cats are responsive to honeysuckle. Of note is that of that 30% are cats who do not respond to catnip.
Similar to the response cats have to catnip, you may see any or all of the following: rubbing the toy along the face, licking the toy, rolling on the toy, wrestling with the toy held between the paws!
Yes and No. The berries are considered poisonous. None of the honeysuckle toys or honeysuckle products that Plain Brown Tabby Toys and Treats carries are made with anything other than honeysuckle wood. Our toys come from two respected companies who make a quality, and safe (and wildly popular!) line of honeysuckle cat toys. Raw honeysuckle wood is a choking hazard...you want the wood either encased in fabric, or as a sawdust encased in fabric.
Toys or beds containing honeysuckle wood or honeysuckle saw dust are safe for your cat to enjoy.
Plain Brown Tabby Toys and Treats is pleased to offer an expanding number of quality honeysuckle cat toys & beds. We thank Kooky Kat Catnip Inc. for contributing to the content of this Honeysuckle Faq. Copyright 2004-2013 Plain Brown Tabby Toys and Treats, and may not be reproduced, in whole or part without the consent of the author.