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An alternative to catnip that combines play and dental health!

Packed into our Matatabi Sticks are natural essential oils that drive cats wild.

Gently rub off some bark of the stick to release the scents from the natural oils- then give to your cat to enjoy. They will play, roll, rub, and have a blast!

What is Matatabi?

The plant is native to the mountains Japan and China and grows like an ivy on trees and rocks. It is officially named Actinidia Polygama, but is commonly called Silver Vine for the distinctive color of its leaves.

Many cats react to Matatabi (the vine of the Silvervine plant) even if they show little interest to catnip. A 2017 scientific study found 70% of cats had a reaction to catnip, however over 80% of cats had a reaction to silvervine, with many cats enjoying both!

While Matatabi/ Silvervine is slowly becoming more well known here in the United States, and is more popular in East Asia than traditional catnip!




Correcting bad habits

Helps redirect destructive behavior.

Relax & Leisurely

Reassure the irritability and restlessness brought by during the rut.


Promotes intestinal digestion through the act of chewing, enhances appetite and emeticing hairballs.




Matatabi Sticks

Matatabi Sticks is a plant native to the mountainous regions of eastern Asia. It has two compounds to attract cats — actinidine and dihydroactinidiolide. When exposed to silvervine, cats enter a euphoric state that involves behaviours like rolling, chin and cheek rubbing, meowing, drooling and licking, pretty much like catnip would do on cats. SilverVine is more potent due to the presence of the two cat attractants as opposed to catnip's one. Pet owners are finding that silvervine is the perfect way to get a lounging cat up and moving.


Catnip is a perennial herb native to Europe and Central Asia. Catnip contains one compound (nepetalactone) that attracts cats. When cats lick on it, it's normal that they roll on the ground and even drool. And they will suddenly recover after a short while. Catnip not only makes kittens happy but helps cats get rid of hairballs, improve digestion and freshen breath

Gall Fruit

Gall fruit is the fruit of silvervine containing "kiwifruit alkali", "silvervine lactone", "nepetalactone" and "actinidine" which stimulate cat's olfaction. Gall fruit also contains silvervine acid and other ingredients that are even stronger attractions for your furry friends.


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