Our graceful and elegant feline overlords have another side to them. When they think we’re not looking, they can act like the biggest derps on Planet Earth! Luckily for us, their derpiness is an endless source of entertainment for us and the internet alike.

That’s where the massive ‘Animals Being Derps’ online community comes in. You think you’ve seen what hilarious and wholesome truly looks like? Think again! The r/AnimalsBeingDerps subreddit has a whopping 3.6 million members and has been an active part of Reddit since May 2013. The community is dedicated to sharing photos and videos of animals “acting like complete idiots.” And today, we’re featuring some of the funniest and cutest cat pics from the subreddit to brighten up your day, dear Pandas.

Remember to pet those derpy cattos through your screen, upvote your fave pics, and let us know in the comments which felines won over your heart. Obviously, we want our cats looking fabulous in the derpy photos we take of them, so it falls to us to help them take care of their appearance, no matter how much they prioritize their own cleanliness. Check out Bored Panda’s interview about just that below. Onwards into the Land of Derp!

#1

Learning How To Cat. Progress Is Slow

Learning How To Cat. Progress Is Slow

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Luis Hernandez Dauajare
Community Member
1 year ago

"It happened again, mom..."

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#2

When You Like The Present But It Ain't For You...

When You Like The Present But It Ain't For You...

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

OK tiny hoomin, you can haz

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#3

The World's Most Interesting Lamp

The World's Most Interesting Lamp

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Riddhi⭐
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1 year ago

Look out! Might be a cat-cult!!😂

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One of the things that we can do to make our cats as photogenic as possible is to keep their coats all healthy and shiny. Now, naturally, owners should be concerned about keeping their cats’ coats in the best possible shape no matter if they’re going to be taking fun and derpy photos of them or not.

Anna Ewers Clark, a vet working with the PDSA, a British animal veterinary charity, went into detail with Bored Panda about the proper way to take care of feline fur. From bathing them to what products to avoid.

According to vet Anna, cats are very clean creatures, so we should think about bathing them only in special circumstances. “Most cats don’t need baths, and in fact, many cats find being in water very stressful,” she explained.

#4

This Last Second Photo I Just Took Of My Cat Stretching Her Arms And Sneezing. I’ve Been Uncontrollably Laughing For The Past 5 Minutes Now

This Last Second Photo I Just Took Of My Cat Stretching Her Arms And Sneezing. I’ve Been Uncontrollably Laughing For The Past 5 Minutes Now

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG this damn thing is too high - musent look down.

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#5

When The Human Asks Where All The Catnip Went. "Aliens"

When The Human Asks Where All The Catnip Went. "Aliens"

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 year ago

Those eyes are gorgeous

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#6

Got Him A New Water Bowl. I Think He Misunderstood What It Is. And Yes He Sits In The Water...

Got Him A New Water Bowl. I Think He Misunderstood What It Is. And Yes He Sits In The Water...

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Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you buy this cat pool for me on Wish?

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“If your cat does get very dirty or has something you think might be toxic on their coat, it’s best to sponge the area with a damp flannel, or rinse the area with a cup of water, instead of putting your cat in the bath or shower.”

The vet told Bored Panda that we ought to use tap water and avoid shampoos when bathing our cats. Shampoos are only fine if they’ve been prescribed by your vet.

“The smells of shampoos, creams, and lotions can be much stronger for your cat’s sensitive nose and they can strip the oils out of your cat’s coat—even sensitive shampoos can make your cat’s coat look dry and dull or make them itchy.”

#7

If I Lick It, No One Else Can Have It

If I Lick It, No One Else Can Have It

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Alexia
Community Member
1 year ago

You want some, hooman? Can't have it. Get ur own baguette. Dis iz mine.

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#8

The Guardian Of The Box

The Guardian Of The Box

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 year ago

The most intense jack-in-a-box ever

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#9

The Two Friends You Had In Middle School That Your Parents Didn't Like

The Two Friends You Had In Middle School That Your Parents Didn't Like

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

The one with the tongue - they say she's a bit loopy but she's a lot of fun. The one yelling used to be a cheerleader she's just loud!

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The ‘Animals Being Derps’ subreddit uses the tagline, “Aww, they’re so stupid.” However, you shouldn’t think of it as anyone criticizing these animals. Quite the opposite! Think of it as a compliment that celebrates the range of emotions and behaviors that pets have.

The subreddit’s mods urge all newcomers to read the rules carefully. Joining a new community takes a bit more than posting a bunch of awesome photos—it’s about engaging with your fellow members. That means playing by the rules.

#10

My Roommates Cat Sometimes Sits Like A Goblin

My Roommates Cat Sometimes Sits Like A Goblin

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martine
Community Member
1 year ago

OMFG THIS IS GONNA BE MY PERSONAL FAVS

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#11

Your Package Of Derp Will Arrive On Caturday

Your Package Of Derp Will Arrive On Caturday

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Riddhi⭐
Community Member
1 year ago

That's what I call a purrrr-fect package!😄

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#12

He's Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed...

He's Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed...

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw thats adorable

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Members should by no means post photos of animals that are drugged, sick, or injured. What’s more, the subreddit has a hardline stance that there should be no animals in costumes, no staged submission, and no “animals just sitting there.”

What’s more, you should do your best to avoid politics and memes. That’s a lot of rules! But the wholesome content more than makes up for that. In the end, it’s worth it to have an awesome and friendly community that cares about animals deeply.

The mods point out that the animals in the photos themselves obviously must be derps. “Don't forget, though most Derps are incredibly Aww, a lot of Awws aren't Derps,” they explain the distinction.

#13

You Ok?

You Ok?

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Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Don't you hate it when you have to tell your spouse not to just toss the cat on top of the cabinets! Put them straight up and nice so the guests don't get scared.

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#14

How Is She Real??

How Is She Real??

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Neil Bidle
Community Member
1 year ago

This is how they make perforated cardboard

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#15

Catto Being Curious

Catto Being Curious

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Dr Nostromo
Community Member
1 year ago

Have you seen my pants? Can't find my shoes, either.

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#16

Because I Can...

Because I Can...

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

And you can't so there!

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#17

This Cat Is Named Crazy Eyes Olive

This Cat Is Named Crazy Eyes Olive

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Kookamunga
Community Member
1 year ago

Not my cat, but this was my Reddit post. I've gone internetional!

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#18

I'm Speeeeed

I'm Speeeeed

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Riddhi⭐
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL!😂

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#19

New Parents Often Have A Hard Time Getting Enough Sleep

New Parents Often Have A Hard Time Getting Enough Sleep

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 year ago

same here my kitty friend !! same

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#20

Mlem Cat

Mlem Cat

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Floofy Samoyed
Community Member
1 year ago

Those eyes are beautiful

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#21

Nia Likes The Fire

Nia Likes The Fire

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 year ago

Kitty melted

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#22

The Derpiest Of The Derps Is Observing Me In Silence

The Derpiest Of The Derps Is Observing Me In Silence

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes a cat needs a little cheek support!

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#23

A Bird Landed On Our Balcony Today...

A Bird Landed On Our Balcony Today...

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 year ago

"And it was THRILLER!!!!"

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#24

Bill’s Having An Existential Crisis

Bill’s Having An Existential Crisis

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Riddhi⭐
Community Member
1 year ago

He represents the entire human race of 2020😶

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#25

Stayed Like This For About 5 Minutes

Stayed Like This For About 5 Minutes

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Binx
Community Member
1 year ago

Yoga cat!

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#26

Send Help

Send Help

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 year ago

"Have a baby, they said. It'll be fun, they said."

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#27

My Parent’s Cat Being An Absolute Loaf

My Parent’s Cat Being An Absolute Loaf

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JustAPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

That is cloud nine

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#28

She Is My Beautiful Derp

She Is My Beautiful Derp

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

It's like Salem from Sabrina, doing his evil laugh 😍

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#29

Kittens On The Lookout

Kittens On The Lookout

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CAMAW
Community Member
1 year ago

Orange kitten: Can we switch now?

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#30

He Was In The Middle Of Grooming When Someone Rang The Doorbell.. Sat Like That For 10-15 Minutes

He Was In The Middle Of Grooming When Someone Rang The Doorbell.. Sat Like That For 10-15 Minutes

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Annabelle
Community Member
1 year ago

You just pushed the pause button

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#31

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 year ago

oh god please people !!! read instructions first before building your cat

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#32

I Honestly Don't Know

I Honestly Don't Know

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks like the poor guy informing the king that all the slaves escaped 😂

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#33

Hi All, First Time Posting Here. I Present My Beloved Taylor For Your Amusement

Hi All, First Time Posting Here. I Present My Beloved Taylor For Your Amusement

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Dr Nostromo
Community Member
1 year ago

20 pots of catnip on the porch. 20 pots of catnip. You eat one down....

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#34

Not My Picture But Funny

Not My Picture But Funny

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Robert T
Community Member
1 year ago

Advanced Schroedingers cat - how many cats are in the box?

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#35

The Expression Kills Me

The Expression Kills Me

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Iguanacircusgirl2000
Community Member
1 year ago

A new monorail cat, fresh out of the box!!

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#36

Hope You Enjoy It!

Hope You Enjoy It!

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

So help me, one way oor another I'm gonna kill this sofa!

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#37

Clumsy Ninja

Clumsy Ninja

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

"Ummm, little help?"

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#38

Doesn't Need A Title

Doesn't Need A Title

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

Help me you idiot. My tonge is hooked on a toenail!

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#39

He Likes To Sleep Like This

He Likes To Sleep Like This

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Agata Fronia
Community Member
1 year ago

vet ASAP it is head pressing https://coleandmarmalade.com/2019/01/29/head-pressing-in-cats-a-must-read-for-all-cat-owners/

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#40

Cat Refuses To Play With Anything... Until I Get A Bit Of String Out

Cat Refuses To Play With Anything... Until I Get A Bit Of String Out

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TmKhr
Community Member
1 year ago

Spider-Cat, Spider-Cat, does whatever a Spider-Cat does

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