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!

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#8

In The Process Of Moving, I Found Her Stash

In The Process Of Moving, I Found Her Stash

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#10

Moved Couch To Vacuum. Suprise-Cat Stash

Moved Couch To Vacuum. Suprise-Cat Stash

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DeniseUyBejemino
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#12

I Just Moved My Couch

I Just Moved My Couch

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TeriLee
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#15

My Cat Tags Hoarding Collection

My Cat Tags Hoarding Collection

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CrackrJax
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#19

We Were Gone For A Week And Our Sock-delivering Cat Missed Us

We Were Gone For A Week And Our Sock-delivering Cat Missed Us

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MPaulaWhelan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looks sad. Maybe you have not been appreciative of her efforts.

#20

I Guess She Need Them More Than I Do :))

I Guess She Need Them More Than I Do :))

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#21

So That Is What That Noise Was...

So That Is What That Noise Was...

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#22

Moved The Hide-a-bed And Found Where All The Cat Toys Went

Moved The Hide-a-bed And Found Where All The Cat Toys Went

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#23

Finally Found His Stash! Under The Stove

Finally Found His Stash! Under The Stove

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#25

The Cat Is Delighted We Moved The Couch So He Could Get At His Stash

The Cat Is Delighted We Moved The Couch So He Could Get At His Stash

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#26

Bag Hoarder

Bag Hoarder

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AngieCates
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not good..... She can suffocate playing with these. I've seen it almost happen if someone hadn't caught it in action. Please make sure your animals can't get to plastic bags. They can also get the handle part wrapped around limbs and loose them.

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#27

Our Cat Likes Playing With Crumpled Paper Balls. We Found His Stash

Our Cat Likes Playing With Crumpled Paper Balls. We Found His Stash

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#28

Cleaned Under The Fridge, Found Bernie's Stash

Cleaned Under The Fridge, Found Bernie's Stash

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DeniseUyBejemino
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"hey dont look at me like im sort of a thief hooman!"

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#29

Hoarder Cat

Hoarder Cat

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#30

I Moved The Couch Today- I Think My Cat May Have Some Hoarding Issues

I Moved The Couch Today- I Think My Cat May Have Some Hoarding Issues

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#31

Hoarding Is A Serious Issue In Our House

Hoarding Is A Serious Issue In Our House

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#32

Rolled Her Mouse Under The Couch. Turns Out, That's Where All Her Mice End Up

Rolled Her Mouse Under The Couch. Turns Out, That's Where All Her Mice End Up

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SharonHahn
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We need to eliminate the sofas in this world. LOL

#33

When We Go To Bed The Floor Is Clear... When We Wake Up...

When We Go To Bed The Floor Is Clear... When We Wake Up...

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#34

Hair Ties Is My Thing , I Make Sure Plenty Available Everywhere... I Also Need More

Hair Ties Is My Thing , I Make Sure Plenty Available Everywhere... I Also Need More

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AngieCates
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only problem is.... If they chew one In half and then swallow it, it will bind up her digestive tract and could die. No no toy. We spent 3,000.00 untieing of kitty's intestines. Same goes with yarn or ribbon.

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#35

Lizuca's No So Secret Emergency Chips Stocks!

Lizuca's No So Secret Emergency Chips Stocks!

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#36

Dovlecel, Stashing All Sorts Of Things Under The Couch. Now I See Where My Bagel Was Gone.

Dovlecel, Stashing All Sorts Of Things Under The Couch. Now I See Where My Bagel Was Gone.

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#37

Found: Maude's Hoard

Found: Maude's Hoard

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#38

Maybe I Ate Too Much... Ok You're Right.... But I'm Soo Happy Tonight!

Maybe I Ate Too Much... Ok You're Right.... But I'm Soo Happy Tonight!

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