Cats always seem to be cool and composed, but they can be just as neurotic as we are – some cats, like the ones in this list, are hoarders, and will collect piles of useless junk in their owners' homes!


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Collecting food is a natural strategy, but scientists are still unsure of why cats hoard useless stuff like toys, bottle caps or milk rings. Some believe that they consider these toys to be like prey, while others believe that they gather these items the way they'd gather their own kittens.

Why do you think they do it? Let us know in the comments, and submit your own cat-hoard photos!

#1 Sadie Is A Chapstick Theif. Today I Found Her Stash

Sadie Is A Chapstick Theif. Today I Found Her Stash

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MariahLasiter 1 year ago

That explains where chap stick goes. You don't lose it. Your cat steals it lol.

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#2 My Cat Steals My Dogs Toys And Surrounds Her Food Bowl With Them

My Cat Steals My Dogs Toys And Surrounds Her Food Bowl With Them

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EwaSäilä 1 year ago

Of course, who likes to eat alone?!

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#3 So Our Kitten Has Been Hoarding Balled-Up Receipts Behind The Bed And I Found Her Stash

So Our Kitten Has Been Hoarding Balled-Up Receipts Behind The Bed And I Found Her Stash

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tigertae 1 year ago

omg your cat is beautiful!

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#4 My Mom Couldn't Figure Out Where All The Cat Toys Had Gone. She Moved The Couch To Vacuum Today

My Mom Couldn't Figure Out Where All The Cat Toys Had Gone. She Moved The Couch To Vacuum Today

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LyseLyse 1 year ago

Love the cat's expression ! "Yeah, so what, I'm having a toy reserve, now you ruined it all by moving the couch! Are you happy now ???"

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#5 My Cat Brings Me Socks Whenever I Don't Pay Attention To Her To Try To Win My Approval

My Cat Brings Me Socks Whenever I Don't Pay Attention To Her To Try To Win My Approval

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MarthaDonaldson 1 year ago

Be happy! When I lived in Savannah GA, my cat would go out in the late evening and bring me cockroaches. I did not appreciate the offering !

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#6 Our Cat Steals And Hoards Bottle Caps. Found His Stash While Cleaning

Our Cat Steals And Hoards Bottle Caps. Found His Stash While Cleaning

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GoustanBodin 1 year ago

This cat doesn't want sea birds to die because they eat that scum. Hero cat! <3

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#7 We Found Her Collection Under The Sofa

We Found Her Collection Under The Sofa

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JonathanLeiter 1 year ago

"They go so well with the one around my neck!"

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#8 In The Process Of Moving, I Found Her Stash

In The Process Of Moving, I Found Her Stash

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#9 For Us, It's Rings Off Milk Jugs

For Us, It's Rings Off Milk Jugs

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ChrissieHart 1 year ago

Cat seems pleased.

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#10 Moved Couch To Vacuum. Suprise-Cat Stash

Moved Couch To Vacuum. Suprise-Cat Stash

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DeniseUyBejemino 1 year ago

I told you she'll find out, I told you I told you!! I'm outta here~

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#11 I Found My Cat's Stash

I Found My Cat's Stash

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AmyBlack 1 year ago

sounds kinda like my cat!

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#12 I Just Moved My Couch

I Just Moved My Couch

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TeriLee 1 year ago

Act natural bro maybe she won't know it was us

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#13 Apparently We Found Stan's Toy Stash Tonight

Apparently We Found Stan's Toy Stash Tonight

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StephanieHadler 1 year ago

Oh! You wanted them lined up and color-coordinated! OK! Duly noted.

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#14 My Cat, Twix, Steals Straws Then Loses Them Under The Curio

My Cat, Twix, Steals Straws Then Loses Them Under The Curio

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MarieMosley 1 year ago

Looks like someone has a Sonic habit

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#15 My Cat Tags Hoarding Collection

My Cat Tags Hoarding Collection

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CrackrJax 1 year ago

Lol maybe that's where all my son's Nerf darts are disappearing to!

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#16 Hoarder Cat

Hoarder Cat

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AzAndree 1 year ago

is that why she is so powder white?

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#17 I Found This Stash Under Our Couch

I Found This Stash Under Our Couch

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lalajobo 1 year ago

love the casual "so what?" face

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#18 Last Week I Learned That Our Cat Was Stashing His Toys Under The Old Couch In The Living Room

Last Week I Learned That Our Cat Was Stashing His Toys Under The Old Couch In The Living Room

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JacquelineDechaux 1 year ago

I'm thinking there's a lot of people not cleaning too often.

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