Last Updated: 2 months ago

Ever wonder why your cat does such strange things? They are known for their quirky and often weird cat behaviors.

So often, cats get a bad rap for being serious, particularly as compared to dogs.

Just because cats tend to be more independent and stoic, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a silly, playful side.

I have and love dogs, but watching a cat play is one of my favorite things—they are just so darn cute!

There are some pretty hysterical cat habits out there, so in the spirit of celebrating the silliness of cats, here are some weird cat behaviors!

Weird Cat Behaviors Revealed

#1 Treasure Hunt For Favorite Items

cat with a toy

Many cats find a particular non-cat toy that they just love, and inevitably, those items are collected and deposited into the food dish.

It’s as if they are combining their treasures (toys and food) in one convenient location.

The cat we had during my childhood, Buttons, had an affinity for hair scrunchies (can you tell I’m an 80s baby?!).

He would carry them through the house in his mouth, and they’d always end up in his dry food dish.

#2 Burrowing

It’s like the perfect game of hide-and-seek with a cat!

Sometimes they burrow under blankets for warmth, but other times, it definitely seems like a game, especially if they peek out at you and then scoot back under.

#3 Tag

cat staring at wall in house

Does your cat meow for you or come near you, and the minute you respond by trying to pet him or walk toward him, he runs off, just begging you to chase him?

It’s a good, old-fashioned game of tag! I have bad news: He’s usually going to win.

#4 Attacking Objects

Some cats pick inanimate objects that they have a thing for. One poster in a pet forum shared that her cat loves to play with money.

I don’t know about you, but I would be worried that my cat would tear it!

My cat referenced above, Buttons, got his name after he spent several hours on his first night with us attacking the upholstered buttons on the back of a recliner.

There is nothing much cuter than a cat going after something as if it’ll fight back!

#5 Monster Cat

cat hiding in closet

One of the best stories I found is of a nightly routine where a cat finishes dinner, goes running to the back of the house into a closet, and waits for her owner to follow her.

Once her human comes into the room, she jumps out of the closet with her fur all on end like a Halloween cat, and her human says, “Oh, look! It’s the monster cat!”

Then the cat comes over to her owner and allows her to pet all of the fur back into place. I just love the visual of this silly cat leaping out of the closet!

#6 Playing With Catnip

Some cats don’t care much about catnip, but for those who love it, they love it.

The running around like crazy, drooling, and generally hyper behavior is a sight to behold!

#7 Chasing a Laser Light

cat chasing laser

If you have a cat, you’ve probably gotten a small red laser to play with. If you haven’t, stop reading this article and go get one.

Watching a cat chase and bat at the small red light moving over the wall and floor is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen! They just get so into it!


Our feline companions never fail to surprise us with their weird and wacky behaviors.

Cats bring joy and laughter to our lives. Embrace their eccentricities, because in their world, anything goes!

So next time you catch your cat contorting into unusual positions or engaging in peculiar antics, just remember that they’re keeping us entertained with their purr-fectly hilarious and weird cat behaviors.

Embrace the weirdness and cherish the laughter they bring into your life!

What are some of your cat’s funniest or weirdest cat behaviors? Share your stories with us!


Dr. Linda Simon MVB MRCVS is a locum veterinary surgeon who has worked in London for the past 8 years. She graduated top of her class in small animal medicine from UCD, Dublin. She is currently a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Linda is the resident vet for Woman magazine and a frequent contributor to People’s Friend Magazine, the Dogzone website, Vet Help Direct and Wag! Linda also writes content for the CVS veterinary group, Vetwriter and a number of other establishments.