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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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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9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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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9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

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

Karen Fernley
Community Member
9 months ago

I dislike it when people hold kittens like that

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ChaiDai
Community Member
9 months ago

You're an a-hole for dunking his face into the yogurt just to get a picture posted.

AntiNutjob
Community Member
9 months ago

Totally this! Hurting the kitty for worthless twitter likes. Sometimes I hate social media so much.

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Angela Lee
Community Member
9 months ago

Nope. Cats/kittens will not get drenched in food to this degree. Its head was dunked in. Asshole. Remove this post. Animal Abuse.

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
9 months ago

How long have you been a vet or vet nurse? I've been one for almost 12 years, see this constantly, that kitten was not dipped

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
9 months ago

Yeah, do you often leave opened yogurt on the floor? This one is on purpose- looks like you dipped it's head straight into it, no cat would go so deep into it. Poor kitty.

Raine Soo
Community Member
9 months ago

Aww, the poor little guy. Don't grip him too harshly as he is still a kitten.

Anne
Community Member
9 months ago

why is your yogurt on the floor (bottom side down) ?

Bowtechie
Community Member
9 months ago

POOR KITTY IS INNOCENT (I'm pretty sure this was featured on r/quiteyourbullsh*t because it's pretty obvious she set the yogurt on the floor)

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
9 months ago

Poor little baby!

Belinda Crum
Community Member
9 months ago

I've seen this picture before and I think this picture is bull. First off, the yogurt container is on the floor. I think he shoved the kittens head in the yogurt, just for a picture. I mean look at how he is holding the kitten.

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
9 months ago

I'm a vet nurse, that is a proper hold for a kitten this size. Very secure there's no squeeze to it at all

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Maria R
Community Member
9 months ago

Looks more like you saved it from drowning.

Laila Hernandez
Community Member
9 months ago

STAP SQUEEZING DA KITTY!!!!

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
9 months ago

That is a proper hold for a kitten that size. I'm a vet nurse, there's no squeeze to it at all, but LOTS of support

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Chris Watson
Community Member
9 months ago

No. Again! Another person deliberately messing up the cat for a fake photo. The container isn’t even big enough for the cat to get that messy.

Jodie Johnson
Community Member
9 months ago

Be GENTLE!!!!

Krystine Patterson
Community Member
7 months ago

The owner of this cat is an asshole. First, holding the cat like that, then shoving it's face in the yoghurt. Why didn't he put the food on a plate?????????????

Diana Dodd
Community Member
9 months ago

Looks like he did a good job!

Iris_the_kilr
Community Member
9 months ago

poor kitty. I hate this. Take it down. right.now.

Krystine Patterson
Community Member
7 months ago

You need to Report it. It states you can under the photo.

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Teresa Spanics
Community Member
9 months ago

AWW 😂🤣😹😻

PhantomBuni
Community Member
9 months ago

Kitty!

Michelle C
Community Member
9 months ago

Mission Accomplished

Chelle R.
Community Member
9 months ago

GET YOUR DANG GRUBBY FINGERS OFF OF THAT POOR POOR BABY NOW!!!! 🤬 KITTEN ABUSE LITERALLY!!!

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
9 months ago

that's a proper hold, I'm a vet nurse, I hold kittens like that all the time it's not being squeezed at all, that's a good way to support a kitten. and there's no way that person dunked the kitten, that kitten did it's own dunking. I see it all the time

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Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

give it to him! surrender the yogurt!

Elli Rahim
Community Member
9 months ago

Kitten got a yoghurt facial to boot!

Patricia Brown
Community Member
9 months ago

and wash him

Lynn Morello
Community Member
9 months ago

I hope he likes yoghurt.

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
9 months ago

How do you know it was him? Maybe someone put yoghurt on his face to get him in trouble!

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#12

Someone Got Into The Spaghetti Bolognese

Someone Got Into The Spaghetti Bolognese

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Community Member
9 months 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
9 months ago

Aww, what a sweetie!

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#14

Give Me Mooore

Give Me Mooore

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postboredom
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

Gollum kitty

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#16

No Regrets

No Regrets

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Anne
Community Member
9 months ago

Chocolate is not ok for pets..

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#17

I Think My Cat Has A Drinking Problem...

I Think My Cat Has A Drinking Problem...

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Community Member
9 months ago

You have a problem? *sticks out tongue*

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#18

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
Community Member
9 months ago

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

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#19

Dijon Is Life

Dijon Is Life

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Raine Soo
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

I really wanna sleep now -please.

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#25

Messy Kitty

Messy Kitty

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Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

so cute- it ain't bad.

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