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Caturday Science: Catnip

This is my cat, Marzipan, responding to some catnip I rubbed on the floor. She usually responds by rolling around but other behaviours often seen include licking, sniffing, biting, drooling and kicking. The effects typically last for 5-15 minutes and after it wears off, they won’t respond again for about 30 minutes. Have you ever…

Genetics…with cats!

I recently teamed two of my favourite things together, science and cats, and made two videos. The first explains some basic genetics using cat coat length as an example: In the second, I explain some of the genetics of cat coat colour inheritance: The genetics turned out to be far more complicated than expected but…