+140 There are two types of domestic house cats. Those that eat the head and those that eat everything but the head. amirite?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine just killed and ate nothing. Not sure if she beat them to death or what, but they were fully intact with no blood/bite marks.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

They usually grab the head with their front paws and ferociously kick with their back legs to break the neck of their prey :)

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I think the distance between cat fangs allows them to break the rodent's neck in one bite.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I grew up with a head eater. Fortunately, it only happened once. It was shocking to see a headless mouse in the middle of the basement floor.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Oh. Huh. Here I was thinking that OP was talking about the derpy cats who like to gnaw on their owners' body parts. I have one who like to cuddle my head when I'm laying down and just chew on my hair or scalp for some reason.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My 11yo occasionally licks the hair on my head. I love them knowing they'd eat my face if I die and not discovered for a few weeks.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

We have a head eater now. Some years ago we had a weird one. She brought home a live sugar glider, left a headless rabbit in our daughter's bedroom, and an eyeball and a jaw left in the grass by the backdoor. It looked like the ground was smiling and winking at us. Also, lots of mice, voles, and bat parts were strewn about over the years. She brought home a half a rack of smoked ribs once. Strange cat.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Presents! She must love you!

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I had one growing up that liked to leave presents on your pillow in the night. Woke up more than once face-to-face with a glassy-eyed mouse corpse.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Opposite for me. Stepped on a mouse head on the carpet today :(

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Just be glad it wasn't baby bunnys. My cat would eat the head and bring the rest home for me.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

There's a third. One that's terrified of anything with a head

by Anonymous 10 months ago

or fourth: indifferent princess that expects YOU to kill the mouse

by Anonymous 10 months ago

You are the larger one, so the onus is on you.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Definitely had a cat that ate everything but the head and guts. Those were not pretty sights and I grew up in the country so this cat was catching 3-4 rodents a day and leaving us "presents" on the back porch constantly.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Ours just leaves guts. Nothin nicer than nearly stepping in a pile of mouse entrails of a morning.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Had a cat that ate the head, but also posed the body to present it to my mom. She'd always find these headless mice propped up neatly next to her shoes in the morning. Sitting up like it was begging... great cat, absolutely a sadistic serial killer though.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine eats the whole mouse in one gulp. She was born feral- never wastes a kill!

by Anonymous 10 months ago

We used to have a cat that would leave just the eyeballs and assholes. Cats are so strange

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I had a cat that would leave the head and the butt, eat everything in between.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Our cats generally left us squirrel tails or tail feathers.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

We don't have rats or mice but there's a pile of cockroach legs on the floor every now and then.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine just rips them in half and leaves them on the floor without eating even a little bit

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My cat of 8+ years has never killed anything. We don't have bugs in the house and she never goes outside.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine doesn't either, she watches spiders and bats at them but that's it.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My cat goes outside, but never hunts anything to my knowledge. She goes into predator stance when she sees a bee flying past her, but that's pretty much it. Her brother, who passed away in December, was the same. Never hunted anything, just rolled around in the flower bed, lay in the sun and followed me around the yard. The only creatures that have ever fallen victim to either of them were spiders and such. Guess they are just as lazy about exercise as I am lol.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Watch your back, that cat is a 48 year old

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My girl mostly watches and meows for me or my husband to come look. She caught something for the first time recently and came into our living room to show it off. She tried to meow for attention around a squirming lizard in her mouth like *Look! Aren't you proud of kitty?!* (We rescued the little guy, and kitty went back to watching for bugs.)

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine won't leave a mark or eat them… she just scares them to death:/

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My fluffy himbo eats the front half and just leaves asses sitting up on the kitchen floor like bizarre tombstones.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

my dad hated cats... we had a cat show up in the middle of the night one night, dad went and cut up a hot dog and gave it to her... the next morning, we had 3 mouse butts laying on our sidewalk... that was pretty cool

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I had a cat that ate the legs a few years ago. Nothing else. Just the legs. Liked the crunch, I guess. He ended up escaping the house through a broken window screen when nobody was home and I haven't seen him since. I miss Finn.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

There is a third type, often where the owner claims their cat doesn't hunt. (The cat eats the whole thing in this case.)

by Anonymous 10 months ago

A street cat adopted me. All I would find is a beak, feet, and feathers when I found his kill.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

One of mine ate the whole mouse, tail and all - I have a video

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Strangely, my cat eats mice like chicken wings. Just strips the meat and leaves the paws and head.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My cat doesn't eat a dang thing from a dead rat. She brings it to me and I give her the "go ahead". Her record is 4 seconds

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Headless squirrels under the couch every month, could've made a necklace or something

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine would switch between eating heads and bodies. Or sometimes leave a liver and a left leg. Or just a head. Or a tail and a kidney. I guess he had whims.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

my cat throws mice in the air and then catches them with a bite in the neck, then she brings it home as a present

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My sister's cat, Ghost made the hallway look like a murder scene once. My cat, Zelda brings mice to the bathtub and just plays with it.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

An old lady I used to work for had an outside cat and I have her on video just chowing down on a whole mouse

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I saw my cat eat a mouse head first and then devoured the whole thing after. Not even a tail left.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine eats everything but one of the organs - if i had to guess, i would say its the liver?

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My boy Tiger always started at the butt and left the head. He was a great cat, but a little light in the smarts department.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

It seems my friends is the kind that just eats the head (the latest kill being that of a decently sized common rat snake) they even took a picture lol

by Anonymous 10 months ago

You forgot the third type: the one that doesn't eat anything and befriends everyone

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine eat everything except some of the organs. Never again will I walk outside barefoot

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Our cats used too catch rabbits and eat everything except for the paws, skin and digestive tract - which they would leave at the back door.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My mom's cats eat everything and like to leave a little blood stain on the floor, even the small kittens would go to town on whatever mouse mama caught for them

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My first cat caught a lizard and ate it, head an all. She was puking a black nasty vomit for a while and never again ate the head of the lizards.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Mine sometimes eat the head, sometimes everything but the head, sometimes everything but the gall bladder. It depends on the type of rodent, I suppose. We have several different kinds. So no, it's not necessarily the type of cat.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I had a cat that could have been a surgeon. He'd catch a bird and I'd find a few feathers and the stomach and kidneys neatly dissected out and nothing else.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

he would always start with the head, that first <<CRACK>> was hard to listen to, but you know, at the end there was no blood, no feathers, no nothing

by Anonymous 10 months ago

It may be that I have two cats, and so one does one and the other cat does the other... But I find that birds are without heads Mice are without bodies. It may be that one of my cats prefers mice and the other prefers birds. Birds get brought underneath our bed.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

We had mice in the house when we first moved in, our cat literally found them one by one and ripped their heads off, it was a complete bloodbath! Had to find a body for each head 😂

by Anonymous 10 months ago

And I have a Woggles who caught a mouse earlier this week and just carried it around, let it go, caught it again, and moved to another room. I had to catch the mouse and dump it outside.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Neighbour cat used catch rats. Would leave presents in our backyard. Often just the snout (not the whole head), paws (but rarely all four) and selected organs of which the liver was the most common (or perhaps just the most recognisable). Good times

by Anonymous 10 months ago

I have a third type. Those that eat the entire body and head by swallowing it like a snake and don't eat the tail... don't ever try to take a cats kill.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My little murder machine would leave me the guts from birds in the middle of my living room. Great thing to wake up to. (my own stupid idea to add a pet door to the yard.) She eats the whole lizard though. The other somehow finds a grass snake in my garage so bring it inside to play with.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My 21-pound giant black house panther leaves us just the liver of the mouse regularly. "Here, human, the best part just for you!"

by Anonymous 10 months ago

We came home to half a bird once. Three years later, still never found the head. I really hope he did eat it.

by Anonymous 10 months ago

Nah, there are at least three other types. My cat "plays" with things until they die and then walks off in disgust. My dad's male cat used to* kill something and then eat every bit except some tiny unidentifiable bit of innards. My dad's female cat "collects" animals - brings them into the house but does not kill them, just lets them loose to terrorise the humans! * he died a few years ago

by Anonymous 10 months ago

My one old girl will eat everything but then leave the tail attached to a little piece of the butt. I guess she don't eat ass?

by Anonymous 10 months ago