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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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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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KimberlyShaffer
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5 years ago

Tampons! Haha!

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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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
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5 years 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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

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

SharonKaufman
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5 years ago

My cat never does any of this 11216707_1...856b14.jpg 11216707_10153475023218248_8120296873452440684_n-5716abf856b14.jpg

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DariaB
Community Member
5 years ago

The cat looks so proud of his collection.

ChristineLoughead
Community Member
5 years ago

That's almost exactly the same toys our cats stash too !!

DeanaDixon
Community Member
5 years ago

Stan! What a cute name!

Wombat34
Community Member
4 years ago

So it's not just female cats

Wombat34
Community Member
4 years ago

Scratch that. Stan really looks like a girl.

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EdwinLesperance
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5 years ago

Great diversity!

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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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years 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
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5 years ago

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
Community Member
5 years ago

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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MPaulaWhelan
Community Member
5 years ago

Soft like kittens.

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#21

So That Is What That Noise Was...

So That Is What That Noise Was...

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DeniseUyBejemino
Community Member
5 years ago

"Noooo~"

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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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AbhishekDas
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5 years ago

And then did he just topple the tray off the chair?

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#23

Finally Found His Stash! Under The Stove

Finally Found His Stash! Under The Stove

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CrackrJax
Community Member
5 years ago

Yup. Lol

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#24

Butters' Stash

Butters' Stash

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clairepansies
Community Member
5 years ago

... Are those... REESES CUPS?!

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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
Community Member
5 years ago

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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DeniseUyBejemino
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5 years ago

"That ain't mine, no no"

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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
Community Member
5 years ago

"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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Rism
Community Member
5 years ago

The cat is so cute!

#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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MPaulaWhelan
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5 years ago

Happy Day! Toys again.

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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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SharonHahn
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow! Even big things!

#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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5 years ago

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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AbhishekDas
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5 years ago

Night prowler?

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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
Community Member
5 years ago

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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NadiiNadii
Community Member
5 years ago

Dovlecel.. iuuuui :))

#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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MPaulaWhelan
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5 years ago

Saved for movie night.

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