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Ever noticed how cats can be as mysterious as ghosts? They both love knocking things off shelves, disappearing when you need them, and doing all sorts of weird stuff! If you've ever scratched your head over your cat's behavior, you're in good company. We've collected some funny pics from the "What's Wrong With Your Cat” subreddit, showcasing kitties in full malfunction mode.

In this purrfect collection, you'll witness cats doing everything from twisting their bodies into impossibly cute positions to giving their best “I meant to do that” expressions after a mishap. So, grab your favorite snack, settle in, and prepare to be charmed by the irresistible antics of these furry comedians!

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Grace Loves Lying On Her Back. She Just Never Seems To Know What To Do With Her Legs

Grace Loves Lying On Her Back. She Just Never Seems To Know What To Do With Her Legs

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An Exhausted Mother And Her Weird Children

An Exhausted Mother And Her Weird Children

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Bored Panda reached out to Sally Chamberlain, who's a clinical animal behaviorist and cat expert, to dig into our feline friends' behavior and our relationship with them. Sally provides tips on cat training, preventing issues, and educates people about cat behavior. Keep reading to learn more about our furry friends!

When it comes to cats, have you ever wondered if different breeds have their own special behaviors? In other words, do Siamese cats act differently from Persians? We asked Sally Chamberlain to share her thoughts on whether specific cat breeds show unique behaviors. The clinical animal behaviorist said that she believes some pedigree cats exhibit distinct behavioral characteristics. However, every cat within a breed can still have its own personality and might not always act exactly like others of its breed. “The temperament and quirks of each cat will vary. For example, Ragdoll cats are renowned for being ‘floppy’, docile, placid, and affectionate, yet I know a Ragdoll who is quite lively, playful and only likes to be affectionate on his terms. Bengal cats, a cross between an Asian Leopard Cat and a domestic tabby cat, are known for being bold, confident, and demanding, yet a Bengal I know is generally quite reserved and nervous but enjoys affection and playtime with his humans.

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Overall, pedigree cats tend to be bred for their looks and temperament but this can sadly lead to them having health problems due to a small gene pool. For example, flat-faced Persian cats can have breathing difficulties and eye problems, Scottish Folds may have ear trouble and bald Sphynx cats can have skin problems.”

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Winston Is Popping In To Say Hi

Winston Is Popping In To Say Hi

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My Pretty Girl Just Turned 16

My Pretty Girl Just Turned 16

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I’m Just Going To Chomp Hard On This Cactus

I’m Just Going To Chomp Hard On This Cactus

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Building a strong bond with your cat begins with effective communication. Many cat owners wonder how they can best connect with their feline friends to deepen their understanding and strengthen their relationship. According to Chamberlain, cats need to feel a sense of choice and control in order to feel happy and secure. “If a human would like to interact with a cat, the best way to go about this is to obtain their consent by crouching down to the cat’s side with a hand held out in a loose fist slightly away from the cat. This then gives them the choice as to whether or not to approach. If the cat approaches and nudges or sniffs your hand, gently move to stroke them on the head, but only do this for a few seconds. If they would like more contact, they’ll probably nudge you for more. If not, they’ll walk away and carry on with their feline business. Cats tend to only like being touched around their head and neck area but they are all different and, depending on how well you know the cat, they might enjoy lots of petting.”

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Seriously Dan? You Can't Turn On The TV?

Seriously Dan? You Can't Turn On The TV?

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There Was No Catnip Used In The Making Of This Image

There Was No Catnip Used In The Making Of This Image

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Slowly blinking at a cat can also be helpful because it's a friendly way cats communicate with each other. A great way to engage with a cat is also by playing with a wand toy instead of using your hands directly. “Cats are natural hunters of small prey animals, so a wiggly worm, furry mouse, or feather on the end of a string should be irresistible for them. Cats have come to understand that humans can’t resist some of the cute sounds they make but when we vocally communicate with a cat, we should use a gentle voice and subtle tones because they don’t tend to like loud people or lots of noise. Training your cat can also be a great way to bond. This article has some good advice on how to communicate with cats,” Chamberlain told us.

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She Turns Into This Thing When I Make The Bed And Viciously Attacks My Hair When I Try To Tuck In The Sheets. Yep, She's Looking At My Hair In This Pic Lol

She Turns Into This Thing When I Make The Bed And Viciously Attacks My Hair When I Try To Tuck In The Sheets. Yep, She's Looking At My Hair In This Pic Lol

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haha! How to say your kitten is in play mode without saying she is...

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My Friend’s Cat Might Have A Problem

My Friend’s Cat Might Have A Problem

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Have you ever wondered how a cat's age and life stage shape its behavior? From curious kittens to seasoned seniors, each stage brings distinct behaviors and needs. “As we all know, kittens are very playful but, as cats get older, we need to ensure they get the right level of care and enrichment for their age,” Chamberlain shared. “Senior cats, which are often considered to be senior after the age of 11 years, tend to slow down and can be more susceptible to health problems such as kidney disease, arthritis, thyroid problems, cancer, dental disease, cognitive decline and loss of sight or hearing amongst other things. It becomes even more important to take our senior feline companions for regular check-ups and keep an eye on them generally. If their behavior changes, get them checked out by the vet. That’s not to say that all senior cats will suffer ill health. Many still enjoy an active lifestyle with lots of play and enrichment suitable for their age group.”

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Someone Decided That Winter Sucks And Now Lives 24/7 Under The Radiator. Reasonable

Someone Decided That Winter Sucks And Now Lives 24/7 Under The Radiator. Reasonable

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Relatable (Friend Posted On Twitter)

Relatable (Friend Posted On Twitter)

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree :⁠-⁠D however, I see on the photo one thing that probably disturb the cat: water bowl should be at least one meter away from the food. Because in nature, if food is too close to the water, in cat mind water is contaminated (for example by a bacteria from a dead bird)

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Understanding the importance of socialization for cats is key to ensuring their well-being and happiness. Just like humans, cats benefit from positive interactions and exposure to various environments. Chamberlain agrees that socialization is very important for cats to ensure that they become well-balanced adult cats who enjoy living in a domestic home. “There is a period in kittenhood between 2-7 weeks called the sensitive period when socialization is most likely to be effective. Socialization is the process by which kittens are carefully introduced to humans, other cats, and various species of animals, slowly and positively a little each day. This means allowing them to be gently handled and play with people of all ages, races and wearing different things so that they do not display any fearful body language or behavior towards them.

They should also meet well-behaved, cat-friendly dogs and other animals they may come across in a home. Habituation is also important, which is the process by which they get used to the sights, sounds, and smells of a domestic home so that they become habituated to domestic appliances such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners and doorbells without being fearful of them. Cats that have never encountered humans or lived in a domestic setting are referred to as feral or semi-feral, depending on their upbringing. They can sometimes be slowly introduced to all of the above, but many feral and semi-feral cats are often much less stressed living as barn cats or in feral cat sanctuaries.”

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Emulating How She Sees The Humans Sit On The Sofa

Emulating How She Sees The Humans Sit On The Sofa

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My Couch Keeps Attacking Me

My Couch Keeps Attacking Me

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perhaps it time for you to fluff out your couch cushions!

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Looks Like A Demon From A Renaissance Painting

Looks Like A Demon From A Renaissance Painting

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Stepped Out Of The Shower To This 🤷🏼‍♀️

Stepped Out Of The Shower To This 🤷🏼‍♀️

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First Time He Saw Himself In The Mirror

First Time He Saw Himself In The Mirror

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Just Chilling On This Quiet Night

Just Chilling On This Quiet Night

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Out Of A Whole House, This Is Fo's Bed

Out Of A Whole House, This Is Fo's Bed

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My Child Has An Obsession With Strawberries And Strawberry-Flavored Things For Some Reason

My Child Has An Obsession With Strawberries And Strawberry-Flavored Things For Some Reason

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One Of His Favorite Ways To Sleep

One Of His Favorite Ways To Sleep

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1 month ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shush. He’s getting his back massaged by the “Boondock Saints”.

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He Worked His Way Under The Basket Handles To Lay On An Uncomfortable Pile Of Stuff

He Worked His Way Under The Basket Handles To Lay On An Uncomfortable Pile Of Stuff

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Shoulder Cat

Shoulder Cat

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Evan
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why use a scarf? this is obviously the newest fashion trend, wearing your cat

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My Void Always Sits Like This, He Thinks He’s People…

My Void Always Sits Like This, He Thinks He’s People…

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#32

Hi, I’m Anfisa And I Feel So Comfortable!

Hi, I’m Anfisa And I Feel So Comfortable!

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Rivers’ Reaction To Me Yelling At Him For Jumping On The Table

Rivers’ Reaction To Me Yelling At Him For Jumping On The Table

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Common Orange Cat Symptoms

Common Orange Cat Symptoms

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Reggie Cranks Up The Adorable Factor Until No One Can Resist Giving His Fluffy Tumtum Some Quality Rubs

Reggie Cranks Up The Adorable Factor Until No One Can Resist Giving His Fluffy Tumtum Some Quality Rubs

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#37

My Cat Has Been Snuggling A Ruler For Like A Week

My Cat Has Been Snuggling A Ruler For Like A Week

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She Made This Face After Smelling Herself

She Made This Face After Smelling Herself

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#40

Life's Too Hard, Man 😭

Life's Too Hard, Man 😭

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww kitty don’t be sad! We’re all here for you! Did the hooman scream at you when you asked for your third lunch? Don’t worry! We’ll have a chat with them and you’ll never have to worry about missed meals again!

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Look At Doug’s Neck, Hair, And Neck Hair! (And Desperation For Ruffles)

Look At Doug’s Neck, Hair, And Neck Hair! (And Desperation For Ruffles)

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Oddy Is 5 M.o. And Still Doesn’t Know How A Bed Works

Oddy Is 5 M.o. And Still Doesn’t Know How A Bed Works

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She Has Multiple Beds But Always Chooses The Box :/

She Has Multiple Beds But Always Chooses The Box :/

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#45

Has Anyone Ever Seen A Cat Drink Like This?

Has Anyone Ever Seen A Cat Drink Like This?

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#46

I Don’t Know But…. Is Sitting On My Face A Sign Of Love?

I Don’t Know But…. Is Sitting On My Face A Sign Of Love?

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#49

A Fluffy Donut With Random Legs

A Fluffy Donut With Random Legs

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You left your donut out too long that it grew mold and legs!

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My Scrungly Son Cleaned Himself And Then Sat Like This For Another 30 Minutes

My Scrungly Son Cleaned Himself And Then Sat Like This For Another 30 Minutes

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