The Weird Ways Of Cats Leave Many To Ask, “Is My Cat Broken?”

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on August 25, 2020

Cats don’t always make sense. At least, not to us. Perhaps they have purrfectly logical explanations for their exploits, but what those are, we may never know.

Until we solve the enigma that is the cat’s mind, our role is just to enjoy their feline antics as we serve their every whim.

Plus, the photographic evidence of cat weirdness is too funny not to share. So, when viewing this gallery of broken cats, know you aren’t alone if you’re cat behaves in unexplainable ways.

What’s Wrong with This Cat?

Thanks to the Reddit group “What’s Wrong With Your Cat?”, cat parents can join together in laughter at the strangeness of kitties, like the Upside-Down Faucet Drinker…

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Kaputt has different ideas about what’s comfortable. In the human mind, comfort means blankies and pillows. But cats differ in this thought, sometimes stretching out in the weirdest of ways…


Umm, looks like all the parts are there, but this cat might be assembled wrong…


Here’s another cat with parts seemingly arranged wrong, but no, she arranged herself in this position for who knows what reason…


Zathras sees nothing odd in guarding a paper cup with her tail…


Nothing to see here, I’m just a cat shadow on the wall, it’s not weird….

Janine Samantha King/Facebook

Louie aka Blades seems to think face-planted sleeping is comfortable. Makes no sense, but whatever a cat fancies…

my cat is broken

Henrick’s pawrent explains, “Henrik chomped my cactus the other day. I was taking a picture with him and the puncture marks he left when he went in for a second chomp. He’s a very special boy.” Silly tabby!

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What’s with these face down sleepers?!?


That Cat Sonny says, “I’m not broken, you’re broken”…


Instead of claws and swats, this kitty is “trying to pass out in anger.” Weird, but “SO adorable!”


Why are cats so weird? We may never know, but at least they’re cute to see in their strange states! 

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Cute Animal Fluff Fluffs/Facebook

The explanation of ladybug hunting makes sense, but this kitty still looks silly in his hunting methods…


Just…what? Bust out the ‘Out of Order’ sign. This cat is broken!

The Happy Pants Ranch/Facebook

It’s the sleeping where feline malfunction really shows…


Mocha mayhem! Who knows why she does what she does, but she’s pretty darn cute in her weirdness…


Nope, they make no sense at all sometimes. Cats are just strange, little beings!

PUP BUDS/Facebook

Feature Image: The Happy Pants Ranch/Facebook & @mrpetereliotpercypickles/Instagram