Holy Mackerel, these Minnows are Magnificent!
Baby Fish are more petite than standard Catnip Confections fish, but they are still filled with your choice of fabulous flavors. Each fish is approximately 3 inches long and 1.5 inches tall, which is the perfect size for cats to carry, bat around and pounce on. They are hand crocheted with eco-friendly wool yarn that is not chemically treated, bleached or dyed (the heathery grey colors are created by combining wool from light and dark sheep). All fish fins are securely stitched to withstand cat attacks and the eyes are made from naturally black alpaca wool that is felted into the fish.
Catnip Confections Baby Fish are stuffed just before shipping to maximize their cat-attracting power. Even the tail is fully stuffed so your cat can gnaw on it.
Choose your fish filling from the options below:
100% Catnip Leaves and Flowers
-For Traditional Catnip-Loving Cats
-This powerful catnip contains only freshly dried whole catnip leaves and flowers
Catnip Leaves and Valerian Root Pieces
-For a More Pungent Experience
-Valerian has a strong odor that many cats love
Valerian Root Pieces with Organic Cotton OR Alpaca Fluff
-For an Exciting Experience without Catnip
-Valerian root is so powerful on its own that an entire fish-full would blow kitty's mind (or at least his nose). Here the Valerian root is tempered with your choice of organic cotton stuffing or alpaca fluff instead of catnip. Some cats are fascinated by the scent of alpaca fleece!
100% Silvervine Leaves
-For Discerning Cats Who Prefer Mild Fish
-Silver Vine (also known as Matatabi or Japanese Catnip) contains two cat-attracting compounds not found in regular catnip
-For Cats Who Want It All
-Magic Mix is a special combination of cat-attractive herbs that is also used to fill Catnip Confections' Magic Mushrooms. It consists of Catnip and Silvervine leaves, plus Honeysuckle wood shavings and Valerian root pieces for a unique scent experience
Choose your cat's favorite fish color, either light grey or dark grey, to complement any of the fillings.
For freshness, your cat's Baby Fish will arrive wrapped in a page of The Cat Post newspaper printed on 100% recycled newsprint paper. The inside of the paper is blank to better preserve the fish, but the outside includes a tasty treat recipe and "Purrsonal" Ads for your cat's reading pleasure.
Payment can be made online by credit card, debit card, Etsy gift card or PayPal, or through the Etsy mobile app with Apple Pay or Android Pay. For help with making your payment, please visit the Etsy help guide at http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Etsy automatically collects and remits sales tax in states where it is required (but, depending on your local laws, you may still owe tax even if it is not collected by Etsy). If your order is for a CaliforniaCat, please enter that when checking out.
*** International orders shipping outside of the United States will owe any applicable customs duty fees and taxes at delivery. ***
Shipping from United States
Items are made to order to ensure that they are as fresh as possible. New orders are currently shipping out within 3-5 days of order placement. Large orders may take longer. If you have specific time requirements for receiving your order, please be sure to let me know!
Standard shipping is via USPS 1st Class Mail. USPS Priority Mail shipping is used for orders weighing more than 1 lb. High value orders ($200+) will be sent with Signature Confirmation. If your cat is really impatient, expedited delivery by Express Mail is also available by request. Please contact me for a quote.
*** Note for Customers in Canada and the UK ***
Due to unusually long transit times and delivery delays, shipping has been temporarily suspended to Canada and the United Kingdom. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to place a special order with international shipping.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please let me know if you are not happy with your order and I will do my best to correct any problems!
Customized items cannot be returned unless there was an error in customization. Please note that shipping charges are not refundable.
CatnipConfections are made to be played with by cats, but they are not indestructible. Always examine your cat's toys and replace any that show signs of wear. Do not leave your cat unattended with toys, especially when he or she is under the influence of catnip!
I am happy to customize any confection for you. If you prefer, items can be stuffed with organic cotton or alpaca fluff instead of catnip, honeysuckle, silvervine or valerian.
Although cats think nothing of bathing in public, many humans are very concerned about privacy. Please rest assured that I do not sell your information or use it for marketing purposes. I use your personal information only for filling your order and shipping it to your address, answering your questions, or to comply with legal requirements.
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Sep 15, 2021
Sep 8, 2021
Our cat grabbed the paper package, drooled all over it, and tried to open it herself with bunny kicks. I picked silvervine.
Aug 9, 2021
I would give this seller 10 stars if I could! Literally as soon as I opened the shipping box, our cat ran over from the other side of the room and started investigating. We have a very skittish rescue cat who gets anxious and seems scared whenever we give her catnip, but she LOVES this silverine fish! As soon as we unwrapped it and gave it to her, she started rubbing her face all over it, throwing it around and chomping on it, having tons of fun! She very seldom plays that excitedly by herself, so this seemed like a real treat for her. She seemed so happy and excited, when she's usually so cautious and uncertain of new toys - I actually started crying with joy, and I don't cry easily! The fish itself came wrapped up in a piece of cat-themed newspaper, and all the items were packed in cardboard and paper - no plastic in sight. :)
Aug 2, 2021
Each toy wrapped individually, and extra magical paper treat! My cats love the box, the wrapping, the fish, now they are all tuckered out!