Even healthy, happy cats can be unpredictable and idiosyncratic in many ways. One moment your beloved feline is chilling and purring on your lap, the next it's stealing your neighbors' belongings.

But don't just take my word for it. There's a whole subreddit dedicated to the surprisingly funny ways of these creatures, proving just how random and adventurous they can be.

It's called 'What's Wrong With Your Cat?' and the online community has 583,000 members who are constantly sharing moments from their pet's "malfunctions."

Continue scrolling to check out the latest ones, and for older (but equally good) subreddit content, fire up our previous publications on it here, here, and here.

Also, don't miss the talk we had with Lucy Hoile, a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviorist (CCAB) who specializes in cats! You can find it spread out between the pictures.

#1

Whenever We Turn A Fan Or Air Filter On Our Little Girl Goes And Sits Right In Front Of It And Makes Her ‘Fan Face’

Whenever We Turn A Fan Or Air Filter On Our Little Girl Goes And Sits Right In Front Of It And Makes Her ‘Fan Face’

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Stacy Sultana
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2 months ago

Actually, she is is hosting her Only Fans site.

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#2

My Cat Staring At A Piece Of Rice

My Cat Staring At A Piece Of Rice

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Greta Kolding
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2 months ago

If that thing moves I'm SO gonna kill it.

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Feline behaviorist Lucy Hoile, who runs an awesome Facebook page where she shares funny and informative cat-related content, said that whether we like it or not, our furry companions probably think we're just as random as we make them out to be.

"Changes in human lifestyles that seem normal to us (such as moving into a different house or a partner moving in) can completely unsettle a cat," Hoile told Bored Panda.

"They appreciate a predictable routine and fit their activities in around us, often waking up with us in the morning or when we come home from work."

#3

Cosmo (Office Cat). Spent Days Only In The Sink. Took Him To The Vet. Vet Said He's In The Sink Constantly "Because He's A Cat"

Cosmo (Office Cat). Spent Days Only In The Sink. Took Him To The Vet. Vet Said He's In The Sink Constantly "Because He's A Cat"

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FABIHA MONIR PRATHAMA
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2 months ago

The only logical explanation.

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#4

I Don’t Even Know What To Say

I Don’t Even Know What To Say

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Stacy Sultana
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2 months ago

Great Halloween card dude.

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#5

My Cat Likes To Sleep In A Perfectly Straight Line

My Cat Likes To Sleep In A Perfectly Straight Line

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Piper Panda
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2 months ago

Side plank = 10/10

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Some say that the differences between humans and cats is what always keeps us apart, claiming that since these animals evolved as solitary hunters with little need for reading social cues, especially those for behavior modification, they are hard to train. While there might be truth to these words, Hoile thinks that cats can be trained just as easily as dogs (or any other animal), just with a few additional considerations.

"Training with rewards is most effective with cats, they will rarely do something for nothing! The tricky part is finding something motivating enough to use as the reward; it's got to be worth it!" she explained.

"Smelly food usually works well e.g. small amounts of chicken or tuna. Training sessions should be short, as they can lose interest quickly and sessions should be split into small, easily achievable steps."

#6

More Food !!!

More Food !!!

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Black void of teef and ultimately, doom

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#7

90 Degree Kitty

90 Degree Kitty

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Mark Howell
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2 months ago

I excludes drafts ;o)

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#8

Cat So Lazy A Spider Built A Web Between Her Ears

Cat So Lazy A Spider Built A Web Between Her Ears

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Nadine Bamberger
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2 months ago

I'd call it "energy efficient" and pet friendly.

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#9

If I Fits... Aw, S**ts

If I Fits... Aw, S**ts

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol upvote for the title - also the cat’s expression

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Also, you have to remember that every kitty is different. And we still don't have a complete explanation as to why. But we're getting there! For example, a new study by researchers at Azabu University in Japan suggests that cats' gut microbiomes and hormones like cortisol, oxytocin and testosterone may explain why some felines get along well with others and why some are more aloof.

The scientists split 15 shelter cats into groups, placing five random cats in three 13-by-25-foot rooms for two weeks. During this period, they used video cameras to observe the cats' behavior, and they collected urine and feces to measure hormones and microbial species present.

#10

He’s Just Standing There… Menacingly

He’s Just Standing There… Menacingly

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Kyle Zhao
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2 months ago (edited)

I used to rule the world

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#11

Every Single Day I Think I Can’t Possibly Get A Funnier Picture Of Her. Every Single Day She Proves Me Wrong

Every Single Day I Think I Can’t Possibly Get A Funnier Picture Of Her. Every Single Day She Proves Me Wrong

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Miocha
Community Member
2 months ago

boop!

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#12

Sometimes My Lips Get Stuck On My Teefs

Sometimes My Lips Get Stuck On My Teefs

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A girl
Community Member
2 months ago

Kitty getting into delta9. Yes, a giant glass of water please.

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#13

Not Only Did He Steal The Vet’s Chair, He Had To Make A Face As Well

Not Only Did He Steal The Vet’s Chair, He Had To Make A Face As Well

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Kevin Garren
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha, suckas!

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They found that cats who had higher cortisol and testosterone concentrations exhibited fewer social behaviors like grooming, sharing food or sniffing, while those with lower amounts of cortisol and testosterone were more social.

Additionally, cats with similar microbiomes had more frequent contact with each other, and those with higher testosterone levels were more likely to try to escape.

#14

He Threw His Socks On The Floor Again

He Threw His Socks On The Floor Again

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tara
Community Member
2 months ago

That's how he keeps those feet so clean....

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#15

She’s A Scarf

She’s A Scarf

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

✨Pure - or should I say purrrrr - style✨ I’ll see myself out

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#16

Am Cat. But Sometimes Wonder… Why Am Cat?

Am Cat. But Sometimes Wonder… Why Am Cat?

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

the catnip hit hard

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#17

Searched The Whole House For Her, Found This

Searched The Whole House For Her, Found This

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Gul Dukat
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2 months ago

looks comfy

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However, because the cats were of different or unknown ages and backgrounds, "we do not consider our results to be applicable to all cat groups," Hikari Koyasu, lead author from Azabu University, told Inverse.

Future research should look into how factors like growing up as juveniles and changes in environmental conditions affect social behaviors. And though the study showed correlations between hormones and behaviors, correlation doesn't always mean causation. The authors of the study highlighted that research conducted over a longer period of time may be required to provide "more comprehensive information."

#18

I Feel Like I Interrupted Something

I Feel Like I Interrupted Something

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KDS
Community Member
2 months ago

They were planning world domination.

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#19

No One Taught Her How To Use The Chair

No One Taught Her How To Use The Chair

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Jennik
Community Member
2 months ago

Planking still a thing in cat world

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#20

Instant Regret

Instant Regret

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Inna Ginger Te'o
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2 months ago

Or instant gratification:)

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#21

Chestnuts Roasting Over An Open Fire

Chestnuts Roasting Over An Open Fire

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MonkeyInTheMiddle
Community Member
2 months ago

The caption though 🤣🤣🤣

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Sometimes, however, there really can be something wrong with your cat. Like when it's so darn hot! So we have to do our best to protect them and ensure a comfortable environment all year long.

"Provide plenty of fresh water in several different ways to encourage drinking and keep them hydrated," feline behaviorist Lucy Hoile suggested. "Some like flowing water, others prefer drinking from shallow dishes or tall glasses."

#22

Fred Having An Existential Crisis

Fred Having An Existential Crisis

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Spleens the cat fan 🇵🇭
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Cat: “Roses are red and violets are blue Karen why did you leave me what did I do”

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#23

He Yells At Grass Before He Eats It

He Yells At Grass Before He Eats It

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Ben Dover
Community Member
2 months ago

Asserting dominance

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#24

GF's Cat Is Having Some... Thoughts?

GF's Cat Is Having Some... Thoughts?

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Jennik
Community Member
2 months ago

It's seen things

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#25

She Found The Catnip Plant, Ate Dirt And Didn‘T Stop There

She Found The Catnip Plant, Ate Dirt And Didn‘T Stop There

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Inna Ginger Te'o
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2 months ago

No regarts

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"For cats with outside access, plenty of shady areas help them keep out of the hot sun. Inside, provide objects to keep them cool such as ice cubes in a tray for them to bat or lick and cooling mats for them to sleep on," Hoile continued.

"For long-haired cats, keep on top of grooming and apply pet-safe sunblock to the ears of cats with paler coats."

They will definitely find a way to thank their human servant!

#26

He Got Long Leggies

He Got Long Leggies

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Elasti-cat!

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#27

The Line To Bathroom Is Long

The Line To Bathroom Is Long

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2 months ago

These cats are more orderly than most humans

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#28

An Interesting Pair

An Interesting Pair

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Spleens the cat fan 🇵🇭
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Look at this Distinguished Gentleman look at the way he is sitting yes very distinguished

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#29

Cat Is Rebooting

Cat Is Rebooting

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Helen Waight
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2 months ago

Cat.exe has stopped unexpectedly

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#30

Some Heads Are Gonna Roll

Some Heads Are Gonna Roll

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Kayjunmoon
Community Member
2 months ago

I will deal with you later.

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#31

He Likes To Huff The Wrapper From My Mint Chocolate Candy (There Is No Actual Chocolate Left In There, He Just Likes Anything That Smells Like Mint)

He Likes To Huff The Wrapper From My Mint Chocolate Candy (There Is No Actual Chocolate Left In There, He Just Likes Anything That Smells Like Mint)

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Kate
Community Member
2 months ago

Mmm... chocolate nip...

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#32

You Tell Me

You Tell Me

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Natalie Phipps
Community Member
2 months ago

This cat reminds me of Buck the Weasel from the Ice Age movies :D

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#33

I'm Not Sure If I Got A Kitten Or A Demon

I'm Not Sure If I Got A Kitten Or A Demon

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Demon

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#34

Always Wanted To Post This Here. One Night When She Forgot That She Have A Neck!

Always Wanted To Post This Here. One Night When She Forgot That She Have A Neck!

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Kyle Zhao
Community Member
2 months ago

I spent like...uh...10 secs to find where her head is

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#35

Imagine Trying To Poop In Peace And You Look Down To See This

Imagine Trying To Poop In Peace And You Look Down To See This

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Piper Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

What!?! What are you looking at?!?

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#36

He Likes To Lay On Legos

He Likes To Lay On Legos

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

He’s taunting you

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#37

Enemy Tail Detected

Enemy Tail Detected

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tara
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh Gosh! This is the best one I think!

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#38

Sometimes She Just Looks Lost

Sometimes She Just Looks Lost

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Kevin Garren
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2 months ago

What have I done with my life?

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#39

*casually Sleeps For Hours Like This*

*casually Sleeps For Hours Like This*

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E B
Community Member
2 months ago

Aww.

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#40

I Let Her Smell An Oreo

I Let Her Smell An Oreo

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Kevin Garren
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

"What is this magic?!" My cat used to peel the reseal top back, pull out an Oreo with one claw, use the same claw to slowly pull the sides apart, and then lick the cream completely off both sides. She died a year ago today, I miss her and her craziness.

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#41

She Sleeps Like This To Keep Her Nose Warm

She Sleeps Like This To Keep Her Nose Warm

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Maddymoocow
Community Member
2 months ago

Potato cat 💕

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#42

How Did This Pic End Up On My Phone. Cat, What Have You Done?

How Did This Pic End Up On My Phone. Cat, What Have You Done?

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Jay Son
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2 months ago

It's going through your browser history.

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#43

An Image Of Boredom; This Can't Be Comfortable

An Image Of Boredom; This Can't Be Comfortable

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

Know how you feel, kitty......

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#44

This Is Dennis. He Sits Like This 60% Of The Time

This Is Dennis. He Sits Like This 60% Of The Time

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June
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at his smug face 😏😂

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#45

Cabbage Leaves Can Help Reduce Pain In Swollen Nipples After Nursing. A Local Rescue Posted This Photo Of One Of Their Mama Cats Getting The Cabbage Treatment

Cabbage Leaves Can Help Reduce Pain In Swollen Nipples After Nursing. A Local Rescue Posted This Photo Of One Of Their Mama Cats Getting The Cabbage Treatment

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Stacy Sultana
Community Member
2 months ago

For humans also ? I only used ice packs.

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#46

I Was About To Sleep Until I Saw This

I Was About To Sleep Until I Saw This

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Local foodie
Community Member
2 months ago

If I saw that I’d be sleeping with one eye open

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#47

My Cats Have Chosen Violence

My Cats Have Chosen Violence

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That other Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

“Paws in the air! Gimme aaallll your katnip!”

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#48

I Think My Cat Has Picked Up On My Gay Limp Wrist

I Think My Cat Has Picked Up On My Gay Limp Wrist

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Wyndmere
Community Member
2 months ago

You might have got it from your cat. They do it so well.

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#49

I Think My Mom’s Cat Might Need An Exorcism

I Think My Mom’s Cat Might Need An Exorcism

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Greta Kolding
Community Member
2 months ago

Why have you put me in a straitjacket? Halp

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#50

“Hey Mom Look I’m Shoes Now”

“Hey Mom Look I’m Shoes Now”

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Stacy Sultana
Community Member
2 months ago

And my new name is Stinky with a good sole.

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