Catmint emits the odor nepetalactone which triggers a kind of ecstasy in sexually mature cats: They get high on sniffing at catmint plants, roll on the floor and exhibit an unusually playful behavior. Credit: Phil Robinson, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Researchers discover the evolutionary origins of the cat attractant […]

Domestic cats can have big effects on local wildlife, according to a citizen-science project that tracked house cats and counted their prey. Credit: Roland Kays Keeping Cats Indoors Could Mitigate Adverse Effects to Wildlife Birds alighting on driveways and baby bunnies munching on lawn grass should keep something in mind: […]