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Old 18-10-2018, 06:34   #1
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We will be sailing with 2cats. Does anyone know if catnip is a problem?
It only mellows cats and you can make tea with it. It is not illegal that
I know of . Any one have expirence with this? Sailing Caribbean islands
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Old 18-10-2018, 10:21   #2
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Dont know about the legality of bringing it cruising, but I do want to warn you to keep it in something with a screw on lid.

I came home about a week ago to find my cat had managed to break into the cubbard, drag the tea tin I had been storing the catnip down onto one of the galley benches, pried the lid off, and chewed through the plastic bag.

Every inch of the boat was covered, catnip was ground into every inch of every carpet on the boat and she was rolled into a heap on the cabin sole making weird noises. She spent the next day with an upset stomach and I had a whole new slew of reasons to clean everything again.

Seriously, keep it under lock and key if possible...
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Dont know about the legality of bringing it cruising, but I do want to warn you to keep it in something with a screw on lid.

I came home about a week ago to find my cat had managed to break into the cubbard, drag the tea tin I had been storing the catnip down onto one of the galley benches, pried the lid off, and chewed through the plastic bag.

Every inch of the boat was covered, catnip was ground into every inch of every carpet on the boat and she was rolled into a heap on the cabin sole making weird noises. She spent the next day with an upset stomach and I had a whole new slew of reasons to clean everything again.

Seriously, keep it under lock and key if possible...
Sorry I don't know about the legality of catnip, but I know I spit my coffee all over the computer screen while reading this answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 18-10-2018, 13:53   #4
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Our cat has never known the evils of catnip so we don't need to feed the addiction. (-;

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Old 18-10-2018, 16:54   #5
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Of the 2 cats Squirt & Alley,Squirt will get into any thing to get it nnd Alley
never bothers it . Just wondered if costoms is a hassle. Thanks for the feedback
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Cats on drugs.
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Do cats need flotation devices and lifelines, like dogs?
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Bringing in plant material into a country can be an issue. In the Carib they typically ignore it. In New Zealand or Australia they would most likely confiscate.
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Old 19-10-2018, 05:54   #9
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I have found my cat is a very good swimmer { and was not happy about it}
they do have life jackets. Cats do use a differnt style than dogs. Their's cover thier back and under there neck not their sides so they can bend and move.
Squirt wears a harnes with a line atached on the boat and docks and we he goes on walks
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