Many cats are meticulous eaters. They won’t eat if dinner isn’t served fresh, they won’t look at it if there’s a hair in the bowl, and they won’t get close to it if you accidentally pick the wrong flavor. And there are felines who are the exact opposite. They refuse to comply with table manners altogether and dive deep into the flavorful plate full of wonder.

Please meet the official messy eaters of the feline world as presented to you in this cute and funny compilation by Bored Panda. Because chewing it slow is for the weak, and these little tigers have no time for playing games.

Warning! Make sure to feed your cats food that is safe for them. Any food which is not specifically designed for cats can affect their digestive system and be very dangerous to their health.

#1

No Regrets

No Regrets

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JustCallMeKat
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1 month ago

that cat behind him though

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#2

Learning To Eat Is Exhausting

Learning To Eat Is Exhausting

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

This kitty really got into its food.

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#3

Her First Attempt At Eating From A Dish Got A Little Messy

Her First Attempt At Eating From A Dish Got A Little Messy

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postboredom
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1 month ago

But, but...

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Most cats are picky eaters, but that doesn’t mean they always know what’s best for them. For this reason, every feline owner should be careful about which foods they can feed to their furry companion.

Bored Panda reached out to Molly DeVoss, a certified feline behavior specialist who runs the non-profit consultancy Cat Behavior Solutions, which is dedicated to reducing cat shelter surrenders by correcting and preventing behavior issues in the home. Molly said that proper nutrition for cats is absolutely vital, and without it, “you may notice your cat is gaining weight, having dental problems, their fur is dry, flaky, or greasy, and much more.”

Moreover, “Diseases such as arthritis and diabetes can also be a result of poor nutrition.” Molly also said that cats are obligate carnivores, which means that “they cannot survive off a diet of fruits, vegetables, and grains; they must have meat, organs, and bone.”

#4

Munching On Watermelon

Munching On Watermelon

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

That is a nice shade of lipstick. It's called watermelon pink.

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#5

Cat Enjoys A Birthday Cake

Cat Enjoys A Birthday Cake

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

What a cute little lady!

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#6

What Bolognese? I Don't Know Who Ate It

What Bolognese? I Don't Know Who Ate It

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Kitty looks a little worried.

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In the wild, a cat will consume carbohydrates from their prey’s stomach contents. However, when it comes to cat food with added carbohydrates, they aren’t generally easily digestible.

Molly said she recommends avoiding six ingredients in commercial cat foods: “by-products of any kind, meat and bone meal, corn, wheat, gluten, and soy.” It turns out that the by-products are slaughterhouse waste; what’s left of an animal after the parts for human consumption are removed.

“This can contain organs, which cats need; however, it can also contain feed, beaks, brains, undeveloped eggs, pieces of tumors, diseased organs, and intestines (sometimes with feces).” Molly warned that “While these do provide some protein content, they are not providing your cat with the taurine-rich meat he needs.”

#7

Little Kitten With A Food Goatee

Little Kitten With A Food Goatee

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Yep, and the goatee matches the colour of the fur.

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#8

Cursed Milk Dunk

Cursed Milk Dunk

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Kitty looks like a goblin in this photo.

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#9

Greatest Milk Mustache Of All Time

Greatest Milk Mustache Of All Time

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

There are two of them at the watering hole.

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The feline behaviorist also warned that “meat and bone meal can in fact contain roadkill, dead zoo animals, dead livestock, and even euthanized horses and pets—which can still have poison in their bodies.”

In other cases, corn, wheat, and soy are used as cat food fillers (as well as barley, oatmeal, and white rice), which are much less expensive than meat. However, Molly said that “these fillers are some of the leading causes of cat allergies. Corn, which is not appropriate for a carnivore, is an incomplete protein, contains gluten, and is one of the more allergenic ingredients.”

Molly also said that some cats may have greater tolerance towards these ingredients and lesser allergic reactions, but it doesn’t mean they’re safe. “A good-quality cat food will not contain those six ingredients; it might contain a small amount of veggies and fruit, but should be mostly meat,” she concluded.

#10

First Time Eating Wet Food

First Time Eating Wet Food

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postboredom
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1 month ago

Toothless

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#11

Caught This Guy Trying To Steal My Yogurt

Caught This Guy Trying To Steal My Yogurt

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ChaiDai
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1 month ago

Cute kitten, pls don't hold/squeeze him too hard.

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#12

Someone Got Into The Spaghetti Bolognese

Someone Got Into The Spaghetti Bolognese

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1 month ago

But im not done eating! put me down now!

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#13

He's A Messy Eater

He's A Messy Eater

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww, what a sweetie!

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#14

Give Me Mooore

Give Me Mooore

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postboredom
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1 month ago

This cat is giving me life

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#15

Who Ate The Ravioli?

Who Ate The Ravioli?

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postboredom
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1 month ago

Gollum kitty

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#16

No Regrets

No Regrets

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Anne
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1 month ago

Chocolate is not ok for pets..

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#17

Caught My Old Mate Eating My Soup While I Was On The Phone. It's More Than 10 Years Now That I Have To Pay Attention To Him Everytime I Eat. He Never Gives Up. I Love Him

Caught My Old Mate Eating My Soup While I Was On The Phone. It's More Than 10 Years Now That I Have To Pay Attention To Him Everytime I Eat. He Never Gives Up. I Love Him

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AntiNutjob
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1 month ago

That cat looks like he's planning on taking over the world.

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#18

I Think My Cat Has A Drinking Problem...

I Think My Cat Has A Drinking Problem...

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Community Member
1 month ago

You have a problem? *sticks out tongue*

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#19

Dijon Is Life

Dijon Is Life

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Look at the cute feets!

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#20

Meet Stinky Fred! He Has Chronic Constipation Issues. Yesterday, I Unblocked Him And Now He Is Feeling Good Enough To Seriously Chow Down

Meet Stinky Fred! He Has Chronic Constipation Issues. Yesterday, I Unblocked Him And Now He Is Feeling Good Enough To Seriously Chow Down

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postboredom
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1 month ago

Hope the cutie is better now

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#21

So What If I Eat With My Whole Face

So What If I Eat With My Whole Face

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Face in first!

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#22

Life Is Hard When You're A Kitten

Life Is Hard When You're A Kitten

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Go-o-o-o-o-d grub mom.

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#23

The Saddest Dirty Fluff

The Saddest Dirty Fluff

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Kimberly Greenock
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1 month ago

Why are the whites of his eyes purple??

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#24

Clearly This Little Girl Enjoyed Her Meal, But Oh Those Judgy Eyes Over Being Removed For Clean Up

Clearly This Little Girl Enjoyed Her Meal, But Oh Those Judgy Eyes Over Being Removed For Clean Up

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

I really wanna sleep now -please.

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#25

Messy Kitty

Messy Kitty

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1 month ago

Would you like a napkin sir?

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#26

She's A Bit Of A Messy Eater

She's A Bit Of A Messy Eater

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

The kitty in the background is minding its own business.

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#27

A Purrfect Mess

A Purrfect Mess

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postboredom
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1 month ago

She grew a beard while in there too

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#28

Our Foster Kitten, Blue, Is A Messy Eater. We Love Her Anyway

Our Foster Kitten, Blue, Is A Messy Eater. We Love Her Anyway

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I don't mind that kittens can be messy eaters. They're young and they'll learn.

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#29

Super Cute

Super Cute

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1 month ago

You've got a little something there!

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#30

My Cat Eats Like A Truffle Hog

My Cat Eats Like A Truffle Hog

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

This is a great close-up!

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#31

Our Kitten Used To Put His Whole Face Into His Food

Our Kitten Used To Put His Whole Face Into His Food

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Messy or not still the best kid on the block.

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#32

Cole Is Somewhat Of A Messy Eater

Cole Is Somewhat Of A Messy Eater

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

Do that any tighter and my eyes will pop out!

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#33

Messy Face

Messy Face

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AntiNutjob
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1 month ago

OMG! What have I done?

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#34

She Is Such A Mess When She Eats. She Gets It All Over Herself. Kittens Are So Hard To Keep Clean, Man

She Is Such A Mess When She Eats. She Gets It All Over Herself. Kittens Are So Hard To Keep Clean, Man

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Francis
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1 month ago

kinda looks very pleased with herself :D

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#35

Literally Just Can't

Literally Just Can't

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ume reid
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1 month ago

i think she needs to support the kittys legs

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#36

Have I Got Something On My Face?

Have I Got Something On My Face?

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AntiNutjob
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1 month ago

Again that doesn't look like an accident. Cats automatically lick their nose clean.

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#37

Food Is Not Just Eating Energy, It Is An Experience - Guy Fieri

Food Is Not Just Eating Energy, It Is An Experience - Guy Fieri

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Pauline Bennett
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1 month ago

so cute- it ain't bad.

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