Dogs might be our best friends, but cats secretly rule the world. If we don’t give them enough attention on the internet, they tend to get offended at us, sometimes taking it a bit too personally. However, even the Emperors of Meownkind can act a bit bizarre from time to time. They’re not always the graceful felines that they’d like others to see. However, we absolutely love their more derpy side.

For your viewing pleasure, we’ve collected some of the wackiest, funniest, and most wholesome photos of cats acting in weird ways from the celebrated ‘What’s Wrong With Your Cat’ subreddit, an online community of nearly half a million.

Certified cat behavior consultant Ingrid Johnson, the founder of Fundamentally Feline, went into detail with Bored Panda about cat body language, behavior, and how we can tell if our pets are enjoying themselves or if something's off, health-wise. You'll find our full in-depth interview with Ingrid below. Bored Panda also reached out to the friendly team at the PDSA, the UK’s leading vet charity, to learn more about cat behavior. You’ll find vet nurse Nina Downing’s answers below as well.

As you’re scrolling down, don’t forget to reward your favorite cats with some attention by giving their photos a big ol’ upvote. When you’re done enjoying the company of these felines, you might want to check out Bored Panda’s earlier articles about the wonderfully weird photos from r/WhatsWrongWithYourCat right here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

#1

Meet Winston. When I Tilt My Head At Him, He Tilts His Head Back (His Head Tilts Are Significantly More Dramatic Than Mine Though Lol)

Meet Winston. When I Tilt My Head At Him, He Tilts His Head Back (His Head Tilts Are Significantly More Dramatic Than Mine Though Lol)

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Caro Caro
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1 month ago

What a sweetheart.

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Cat behavior consultant Ingrid told Bored Panda that even though all cats are unique as individuals, they still share some common behavior patterns that show whether they're happy or upset. "Each cat is no doubt an individual, but there are some basic signs to help you know that your cat is content," the founder of Fundamentally Feline said and detailed how we can tell if our catto is enjoying itself.

"How your cat chooses to position themselves in the home while sleeping can illustrate that they are relaxed and feel safe. Signs of this would be sleeping stretched out in a more vulnerable position, even exposing their belly as a sign of trust," Ingrid said. However, she pointed out that this exposed belly isn't an invitation to touch, as this might "break that trust and is insulting to most cats."

Stressed-out cats that don't feel safe tend to hide and avoid playing. "So if your cat is happy to chase a feather toy all around the house, they feel pretty confident! Even just sitting in the center of the room shows you that they feel safe, content, and confident. Timid cats and cats that are stressed are going to try to not be noticed, stay hidden, and focus on only meeting their basic needs. Happy cats are full of life and a part of the family!"

#2

I Spilled My Cat

I Spilled My Cat

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MauKini
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1 month ago

Nice rug!

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#3

Watching Snl Last Weekend And This Happened

Watching Snl Last Weekend And This Happened

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DUN DUN
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1 month ago

Talk about perfect timing!!

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Just like with other animals, you can also see the joy in the cats' facial expressions, too, so keep an eye out as well. Plus, like most other species, you can see it in their facial expressions, you can observe joy, excitement, or fear just by looking at your cat and taking the time to know him/her."

I wanted to get Ingrid's opinion about when we should start getting worried about changes in our pets' behavior. The cat behavior consultant noted that cats are creatures of habit who thrive on consistency and routine. So any change in behavior can potentially be a sign of a medical problem. "In fact, behavior changes are often the first and only symptom that something is amiss because cats are so adept at hiding and masking pain."

#4

She's Just Special Like That

She's Just Special Like That

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Nor
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1 month ago

There's always just that ONE <3

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#5

A Strange Kind Of Geckos Are Invading The House

A Strange Kind Of Geckos Are Invading The House

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Jo Johannsen
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1 month ago

Ah, yes, the grey-furred gecko.

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#6

He Hates Breaded Chicken But Tries To Steal It Anyway. Cue Intense Gagging Every. Single. Time. Dork

He Hates Breaded Chicken But Tries To Steal It Anyway. Cue Intense Gagging Every. Single. Time. Dork

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urszulat
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1 month ago

He likes the smell but not the taste!

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Ingrid shared some of the things that we should look out for. "Are they suddenly sleeping in a new area of the home? Could be a seasonal change to chase the sunbeams, but it could also be a sign that they are not feeling well and trying to remove themselves from the household hubbub. Are they eating more or less all of a sudden? Have they suddenly become more vocal, or quieter? How about the litter box habits, are they eliminating more or less than is normal? All of this is really important information for pet parents to keep a close eye on and if they notice changes outside of what has been an established normal they should contact their veterinarian."

PDSA Vet Nurse Nina Downing went into detail with Bored Panda about what cats do for fun and how we can tell that they’re enjoying themselves. 

“Cats are, by their nature, solitary and watchful creatures. They love to watch the world go by from high places, and they also sleep a lot and do not appreciate being disturbed! While many do love to play, it needs to be on their terms and only when they’re in the right mood!” Nina explained.

#7

Missing A Bunch Of Parts

Missing A Bunch Of Parts

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Iwona
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1 month ago

My mum said it's a scarf with a cat's head :)

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#8

Why Is He Staring At A Cactus?

Why Is He Staring At A Cactus?

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Laura Mende (Human)
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1 month ago

This is the antenna that the aliens use to control this cat. She receives orders from above. *X-File music intensifies* 👽😼

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#9

This Is How He Likes To Watch The Birds

This Is How He Likes To Watch The Birds

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn he smart! Comfy as well as perfect view!

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According to Nina, the types of play that cats enjoy tend to mimic their natural hunting behaviors. These include chasing, pouncing, stalking, diving, hiding, and throwing.

“You can tell when cats are having fun, their faces light up and their eyes go wide and bright as they become excited and alert; their senses heighten and their pupils can widen. Their whole body language becomes animated and light,” she explained. 

One way to know that you’re an awesome cat owner is if your cats feel confident enough to have ‘a mad half-hour' where they “suddenly become full of fun and excitement, running around, chasing imaginary mice, sometimes whizzing up curtains and being so full of fun that they can’t contain themselves.” Nina said: “If your cat is happy and confident enough to display this kind of behavior, you can congratulate yourself on being a great cat owner as your cat feels very comfortable in your company.”

#10

Someone Hit The Catnip Hard

Someone Hit The Catnip Hard

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Dawn Nelson
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1 month ago

Oh boy he almost looks ill

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#11

Mondays Are Hard

Mondays Are Hard

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm so done with this life!! AND I HAVE 8 MORE TO LIVE!!!

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#12

Update Loading

Update Loading

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Error 404

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The ‘What’s Wrong With Your Cat’ subreddit continues to grow. It already has over 407k members, up from 239k fans in January of 2021 and 284k members in late May.

We can only expect that the online group’s popularity will continue to grow: the content is ameowzing and resonates very much with the online community. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy cute and cuddly cats, as well as a big dollop of humor and the chance to learn more about the secret lives of felines?

#13

Melted Because The Fire Was Too Hot

Melted Because The Fire Was Too Hot

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jaysko
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks so cozy! Heat from the fire but coolness from the bricks. It's like when you're hot in bed so you stick that one foot out for the perfect balance

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#14

I Think Somethings Wrong

I Think Somethings Wrong

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Sheila McEnany Markowitz
Community Member
1 month ago

Brain freeze.

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#15

Sup

Sup

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Nor
Community Member
1 month ago

looks like s/he had a really heavy night before

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PDSA Vet Nurse Nina previously told Bored Panda that cat owners are responsible for making sure that cats are able to express their natural behaviors. This is one of the five animal welfare needs, the others being health, companionship, having a suitable diet, as well as living in a suitable environment.

“Cats love to play, but they need to be able to play the games that are natural to them, like jumping, pouncing, and chasing, all of which mimic behavior that they display when playing outside,” the PDSA representative explained to Bored Panda.

“If your cat is a house cat, then you need to provide toys, climbing areas, hidey-holes, and scratch pads,” the vet nurse shared that we have to do our best to provide our pets with enough ‘infrastructure’ to stimulate them, engage them, and keep them moving.

#16

Jake Doing His Yoga In The Yard

Jake Doing His Yoga In The Yard

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Sheila McEnany Markowitz
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah, yes, a meowga master in his natural habitat...

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#17

Google Made A Panorama Of My Cat Stealing My Husband's Pants Out Of His Closet

Google Made A Panorama Of My Cat Stealing My Husband's Pants Out Of His Closet

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404 Panda Not Found
Community Member
1 month ago

Dun dun dudu dun dun dudu Dun dun dudu dun dun dudu dadada dadada. (mission imposible)

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#18

Had To Share Another One Of Her Crazy Sleep Positions - How She Stayed Like That And Didn’t Fall Off I’ve No Idea!

Had To Share Another One Of Her Crazy Sleep Positions - How She Stayed Like That And Didn’t Fall Off I’ve No Idea!

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

She's just heavily tired of living her queen-size lifestyle!

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If your cat doesn’t move enough or has an inadequate diet (or both), it can become overweight. That brings about a ton of health risks, from reducing the cat’s overall life expectancy and reducing its quality of life, to diminishing the animal’s energy levels and raising the risk of serious conditions, like diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and arthritis.

PDSA Vet Nurse Nina said that owners are responsible for helping their pets stay lean and energetic. Therefore, owners have to be “proactive and enticing” to try and convince their cats to play and get enough exercise. It might sound like a lot of effort, but it’s worth it if our goal is to help our cattos lose weight so they can live their best lives.

#19

School Yearbook Photo

School Yearbook Photo

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404 Panda Not Found
Community Member
1 month ago

Blep.

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#20

Constipated Bebe

Constipated Bebe

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaaaw the poor kitty.

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#21

I Swear He’s Not Dead

I Swear He’s Not Dead

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Nor
Community Member
1 month ago

Sleep of the dead

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“As pets lose weight and they get more energy, owners are often astounded by their cats’ behavior changes, reporting that they are becoming more active and interested in life: ’He’s like a kitten again,” Nina shared what the reactions of some pet owners are after they see the positive changes in their cats’ lives.

#22

My Cats Aren't Too Sure About The New Apartment

My Cats Aren't Too Sure About The New Apartment

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Pixie
Community Member
1 month ago

At least they are sure about each other

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#23

I Actually Captured The Moment When Kevin's Brain Came To A Screeching Halt

I Actually Captured The Moment When Kevin's Brain Came To A Screeching Halt

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Kevin has. . . .seen things.

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#24

Oh How The Turntables

Oh How The Turntables

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

"A bad hunter chases. A good hunter waits..."

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“Their slowing down wasn’t because they were getting older at all, simply that they were unhealthy, felt rubbish, and probably couldn’t be bothered,” the vet nurse noted that lots of exercise and play, as well as a decent diet, are key to keeping cats fit and feeling like they’re young.

#25

No One Can Tell Me Aliens Don’t Exist

No One Can Tell Me Aliens Don’t Exist

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DUN DUN
Community Member
1 month ago

Did Disney make this snow ball? (My brain still trying to understand and rationalise the head:body ratio)

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#26

It’s Always A 10 Minute Fight To Get Her To Come Down. I’m Short And She Takes Advantage. And Of Course She Yells At Me The Whole Time

It’s Always A 10 Minute Fight To Get Her To Come Down. I’m Short And She Takes Advantage. And Of Course She Yells At Me The Whole Time

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

I had a cat who could climb onto the bathroom door, and you never saw a cat look so smug!

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#27

What Cat? I Don’t See Any Cat

What Cat? I Don’t See Any Cat

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Sheila McEnany Markowitz
Community Member
1 month ago

But kitty sees you...right through your soul.

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Which of these meowlfunctioning cats did you enjoy looking at the most, dear Pandas? Do you have a goofy cat or other pet of your own at home? What do you love the most about cats in general? We’d love to see what you have to say, so if you have a minute, write a comment or two—it’s always great to hear from you (hey, that rhymed!).

#28

My Cat Is Actually Using A Purchased Product Made For Cats As Intended And Instead Of The Box It Came In. What Is Wrong With Her?!?

My Cat Is Actually Using A Purchased Product Made For Cats As Intended And Instead Of The Box It Came In. What Is Wrong With Her?!?

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Birgit M
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1 month ago

Absolute lack of eduCATion!

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#29

Gus Trying To Smile For His Gotcha Day Portrait

Gus Trying To Smile For His Gotcha Day Portrait

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urszulat
Community Member
1 month ago

Teefies!

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#30

My Cat Sleeps In The Strangest Position

My Cat Sleeps In The Strangest Position

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 month ago

The oven-ready chicken pose

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#31

We Call This "The Figure 8"

We Call This "The Figure 8"

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that all one cat?

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#32

My Daughter Bought A Life Sized Skeleton. Our Cat Loves It

My Daughter Bought A Life Sized Skeleton. Our Cat Loves It

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Travis May
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1 month ago

Plot twist: Is not fake skeleton, but real person waiting for cat to get off lap.

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#33

He Sits Like This And Stares At Me Why

He Sits Like This And Stares At Me Why

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urszulat
Community Member
1 month ago

Whatever you're doing, you are doing it wrong. Kitty knows.

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#34

“Sit Like A Lady!” “No”

“Sit Like A Lady!” “No”

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
1 month ago

When you're transfixed by the fabulousness of your own tail

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#35

Just To Be Clear, This Is A Cat

Just To Be Clear, This Is A Cat

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404 Panda Not Found
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1 month ago

Bread.

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#36

I Took This Picture Of My BF And My Cat Today, We Can't Stop Laughing Since

I Took This Picture Of My BF And My Cat Today, We Can't Stop Laughing Since

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
1 month ago

Furry baby... (like in Big Hero 6)

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#37

Apparently This Is Comfortable

Apparently This Is Comfortable

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Eric Forster
Community Member
1 month ago

Afternoon pilates.

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#38

All Orange Kots Share One Brain Cell

All Orange Kots Share One Brain Cell

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Kayla J
Community Member
1 month ago

This is what I look like in the morning brushing my hair too

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#39

My Indoor Kitties Are Trying To Prison Break

My Indoor Kitties Are Trying To Prison Break

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MauKini
Community Member
1 month ago

I really need to know what you have pixeled out there. Cute Cattos btw.

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#40

Feline Centipede

Feline Centipede

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oli
Community Member
1 month ago

S**t happens!

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