Dear 100 Hour Board,
Can honeysuckle play the role of catnip? Is it as compelling for cats? Why or why not?
Also, do cats have super awesome kidneys that filter out things so that cats could actually drink salt water and everything would still be "a-okay"?
Yes, it can. Yes it is. Apparently honeysuckle contains a natural chemical that is remarkably similar to the reactive chemical found in catnip. You can find more about why by going to this page.
Also, yes they do have really efficient kidneys. I wouldn't suggest letting your cat drink obscene amounts of salt water, but if a cat drinks occasionally from salt water it should be fine.
I hope that helps!
-Sunday Night Banter