What's the Weirdest Thing Your Pet Has Ever Done

(Care For Your Pets by Legendary Phoenix)

Pets are magnificent and part of the thing that makes them so great is that no two pets are exactly alike. And in fact, some animals are just plain weird. Over on our Facebook, we recently asked our readers what the weirdest thing their pet ever did was and the answers were as delightfully fun as you might expect. A few examples:

My cat got in the bathroom and took a dump on the toilet like those trained cats we see on YouTube. In the end he sit at the door and looked at me like saying "no one will believe in you"

Or:

My cat opens the freezer and sits in it. When we aren't home, stuff thaws because he doesn't close it when he leaves! He will also sit on the bottom shelf of the fridge and we've accidentally locked him in...

Or:

Tried to use all the remotes in the house to hide his poop. I mean all of them bedroom remote, tv, Dvd, and the Xbox remotes were pushed on top of the pile.

You can read all the great comments here, or add your own weird pet story in the comments on this post.


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.
Featured Designs from the NeatoShop:



Hemingway Cats to Stay Put for Irma

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, expected to hit the keys hard, many people are wondering about the Hemingway cats. The Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West has 54 cats on the property, most of them polydactyls, descended from Hemingway's favorite cat Snow White. General manager Jacque Sands says have all been brought inside. They, along with about ten employees of the museum, are staying put through the storm.

Transporting the cats in stop-and-go traffic, in 90-degree heat, was not an option, Sands said.

Forecasters think Irma will make landfall in Florida as a Category 4 with 140 mph peak winds.

But Sands said she, the approximately 50 cats and the other employees will be OK.

“I’ve been in this house in a (Category) 4. ... It’s one of the most fortified buildings on this island,” she said.

The home has been boarded up, and all the cats have been accounted for. You can follow their preparations at Facebook.


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Bear vs. Flamingo

A baby bear crashed the party, and everyone else had to move indoors. As expected, mama bear wasn't too far behind! If you an adult, you may feel a little nervous at how much noise all these kids are making in front of the bears. Baby bear was a little disappointed no one wanted to play with him, until he saw the pink flamingo-shaped pool float. That's what he'll play with!

(YouTube link)

Everyone inside was just waiting to see the flamingo deflate, but mama bear was in a hurry to leave, so baby bear just took it with him. -via Digg


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

9 Things You Need To Know About Kittens

Simon Tofield and Nicky Treverrow are back with another lesson on cats. This one is about adopting a kitten. They have special needs, compared to a older cats. 

(YouTube link)

After all, you can never have too many cats! Especially when shelters are full of kittens (and older cats) who need homes. Get your kittens spayed or neutered when your veterinarian says it's time. As  usual, this video is folowed up with a Simon's Cat cartoon.


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Cat Gets a Belly Rub

Malkia Park Rescue Station in Orechová Potôň, Slovakia, takes in exotic animals from circuses and private homes. The lioness here is named Malkia, too. She is a product of circus breeding, and was raised by humans. A rescue park is the only place that is safe for her to live, although I wouldn't trust it to be as safe for humans as this woman does.

(YouTube link)

The park welcomes visitors, and will even let you pet some of the animals -but not the lions! -via Digg


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

This Dog Constantly Stalks His Owner Wherever She Goes

Do you ever feel like someone's watching you? For most people, that's just a pointless paranoia but in the case of Lauren Birney, she's pretty much always right. Lauren's two-year old bull mastiff, Cyprus, suffers from separation anxiety and never lets her leave his line of sight. 

Wherever Lauren goes, Cyprus is sure to follow, whether that means going to the bathroom with her, peering at her from behind the couch or poking his head under the blinds.

Cyprus has earned himself the nickname of "convicted creeper" in his household. "Sometimes I have no idea that he is creeping on me until I get up off a seat or look around the room and find he will be standing behind an object with his head sticking out staring at me," she said. 

See more pictures of Cyprus here


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Possum in a Hardware Store

In Brisbane, Queensland, recently, a possum was spotted eating the plants for sale in a hardware store. From the YouTube page:

"While wandering through the garden section of a hardware store, I was surprised to see a very special animal customer eating the tomato and strawberry seedlings. A native Australian brush-tail possum, which is usually nocturnal must have felt a bit hungry. He didn't appear to be frightened and seemed to relish the attention! Protected by law they can't move him more than 30 meters away from where he is found."

(YouTube link)

This video contrasts the many differences between the U.S. and Australia. First off, this is a possum, and he's cute. In America, our possums have an "o" in front of them, and they are ugly as sin. Second, no store owner here would put up with any critter eating the merchandise, but in Australia, they appear to be tolerated, and even cooed over. Third, it is autumn in America, and all the plants are gone from the stores. -via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

This Calf Was Born Ready To Join The KISS Army

Farmers and ranchers should be careful about what kind of music they play around their pregnant cows, or else they might end up with a herd that's part of the KISS Army.

This cute little KISS fan was born on July 28th on a ranch in Kerrville, Texas, and she was named Genie since her genes clearly modeled her facial markings after The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons.

She likes to stick her tongue out like Gene too, and hopefully Genie will keep rockin' out to KISS even if her Demon face paint changes with age.

-Via Dangerous Minds


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Cat Crosses City Street Like a Boss

YouTuber DEOKHEE KIM watched a cat at a busy city intersection in South Korea. The cat patiently waited until the crosswalk light turned green, and then proceeded to cross. What a clever cat!  

(YouTube link)

It must be a born-and-bred urban cat to learn to read a crosswalk sign. However, I have a suspicion that the cat merely waited for all the cars to stop, which is not obvious from the framing of the video. It's still a clever cat, which is the only kind that roams city streets as an adult. What do you think? -via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Rooster Attacks, Kills And Eats Cobra

Chickens are constantly getting eaten by foxes, wolves, coyotes, cougars and other predators, but you don't hear about roosters getting eaten quite as often- because they can be scary tough.

Most predators are lazy and try to avoid harm when out hunting for their meals, and roosters will put up a fight with flailing claws and flashing beak capable of causing some serious damage, so predators tend to steer clear of roosters.

But what is a predator like the cobra to do when a rooster decides to beat them to the punch and gobble them up first?

(YouTube Link)

-Via Dangerous Minds


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Badass Animals Who Don't Care About Our Stupid Rules

(Image Link)

Animals don't have any use for our human rules, and unless obedience equals food they won't always heel and obey like a good pet- because their wild side tells them they can do whatever they want and they'll get away with it.

(Image Link)

It doesn't matter how long we spend training them, yelling at them or trying to convince them we're their masters, our pets are gonna do whatever the hell they wanna do whenever the hell they want to- and boy are they ever gonna rub it in.

(Image Link)

And when they finally decide to wholesale take our homes from us and turn us into their pets things are going to get really weird, as our new masters take to standing on tables and barking orders.

("I sent my dog outside as punishment for standing on the dining room table, this was his response"-Image Link)

See 10+ Badass Animals Who Don't Care About Your Stupid Rules here


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Cat With a GoPro

Have you ever wondered what your cat does all day while you're at work? Aaron of AaronsAnimals hung a camera around his cat's neck to find out.

(YouTube link)

Well, that's just what you'd expect from a cat. He climbs on the furniture, knocks things off tables, watches TV, pranks the dog, takes selfies, flirts with the neighbors, menaces wildlife, and then welcomes you home, acting as if he's been a good boy all day. -via Everlasting Blort


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Otto The Skateboarding Stunt Dog Earns A World Record

There are so many skateboarding animals out there it's hard to stand out, and the animals who manage to draw the internet's attention quickly lose many of their followers when the new skater cat or dog comes along.

But nobody will ever forget Otto the skateboarding English Bulldog from Peru because he does all his own stunts, and Otto even set a Guinness world record for "longest human tunnel travelled through by a dog skateboarder" by rolling through 30 human arches.

(YouTube Link)

Here's the whole scene from a different camera angle, so you can appreciate just how far Otto had to roll to earn his Guinness world record.

-Via Distractify


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Pusic's Dinner

We've seen how annoying cats can be when they're hungry, especially if they have a dinner bell. It's not so bad if you're just watching one in a video, but you have to put yourself in the place of someone who owns such a cat. Is it really worth the aggravation for a viral video? Watch the Russian cat Pusic (previously at Neatorama) order his dinner from a menu.

(YouTube link)

Pusic has to be the luckiest cat in Russia. Yeah, what you thought was going to be his dinner choice was just the appetizer! Pusic has to have everything. -via Metafilter

Bonus: Read the story of how Pusic came to live with his cat-loving family.


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Snowflake and the Spider

Snowflake has never seen anything like this! It's a huge spider that makes clacking noises. She wants to investigate, but reacts about how I would if I saw a spider this big. We know it's a remote control toy, but she doesn't. She nopes out of there twice in this video from Fabulous Mr. Pug.

(YouTube link)

-via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Puppies' First Howl

Puppies are new at the business of being dogs, and they aren't very good at it. But every learning experience has to start somewhere. Watch these puppies of all breeds take their first attempt at howling. My favorite starts at 2:34.

(YouTube link)

Keep it up, little guys! You'll get it right with practice! -via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Cat Did Not Need a Rescue


(YouTube link)

A young cat is down in a hole, and this guy is going to do the right thing and give him a way out. The cat doesn't climb the ladder, so the guy goes down to execute a rescue. Surprise! The cat was apparently doing his own thing, and did not feel the need for your assistance. You'll want to let the rest of the video play out, because laughter is infectious no matter what language you speak. -via Digg


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Amazing Footage Of Thirty Hummingbirds Bathing Peacefully Together

Hummingbirds are beautiful little birds and fun to watch flit about when they pay your house a visit, but they also like to tussle with each other, and other birds, which then becomes a different kind of spectacle.

So it seems really strange to see a whole bunch of hummingbirds, thirty to be exact, just hanging out together at a pool party without any drama, cool but strange. Oh wait, from the video description:

A record 30 hummingbirds bathe together at one time during this morning’s wash! You’d never know they will be harassing each other in five minutes’ time…

(YouTube Link)

-Via Laughing Squid


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Strange Pets People Adopted Because They Were Bored Of Cats And Dogs

When cats and dogs and parrots and rabbits and rodents are all too ordinary to be your pets you're either very picky, very jaded from past experiences, or you just really like the idea of diversifying your pet interests.

The owner of the aardvark above says he doesn't make a very good pet but maybe a buffalo is a dream pet in a mighty large package, who am I to judge those who choose to dine with their bison?

Actually that looks like it would be really neat to do as long as the buffalo doesn't sneeze or spit on you while you're eating, and hangin' with a buffalo seems way more chill than hangin' with a kanga. I'll have no roughhousing under my roof!

See 10 Weird Pets People Adopted Because They Were Bored Of Cats Or Dogs here


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Man Learns The Heartbreaking Reason His Adopted Dog Watches Him Sleep

Most guard dogs will follow their human around so they can keep an eye on them and sleep near their humans at night, but a dog that watches over people while they fall asleep is taking defense a bit too far.

But as the man discussed in this video discovered, his adoped golden retriever wasn't watching him from the doorway while he slept to guard him- the dog just wanted to make sure his new human wasn't going to abandon him in the middle of the night.

(YouTube Link)

It's nice to be reminded that dogs have feelings too, and I don't know about you but this story gave me all the feels! *sniff* I wish my dog would watch me sleep at night... 

-Via PawMyGosh


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Nap Time with a Mastiff

This is what happens when a dog loves you. Kane is just a puppy, only eight months old. So why shouldn't he want to take a nap laying on top of his master? But Kane is a 160-pound mastiff.

(YouTube link)

It's not easy dealing with an awkward oversized child who wants to be close to you. They should have named him Clifford. -via Metafilter


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Things You Probably Don't Know About Sloths

Everyone knows that sloths are adorable, but there's a lot more to any creature than its relative level of cuteness and sloths are particularly fascinating critters. For example, did you know that even experts experienced with sloths aren't always able to tell the difference between males and females of the species? Or that they even move faster in water than they do on land/trees? Or that they don't drink water? 

Learn a lot more about sloths over at TopTenz


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Is 31-Year-Old Nutmeg The World's Oldest Cat?

It's incredible to think about a pet cat living for a quarter of a century without suffering from any serious medical problems, and a cat living into its thirties seems like a tall tale considering they only live for about five years in the wild.

But the cats who have broken the world records for age are proving cats can have more than nine lives- and might someday reach the ripe old age of 40.

The nonplussed cat in these pics is named Nutmeg, and his owners Liz and Ian Finlay claim he's 31 years old, which would make him the world's oldest living cat since the previous record holder Scooter died in 2016 at age 30. 

But there's one problem with Nutmeg's world record- there isn't any documentation of his actual age because he was a rescue:

When Liz and Ian Finlay found him in their garden in 1990, the Cat Protection League estimated he was at least 5 years old. They have given him his forever home ever since. In 2016, he celebrated his 31st birthday. That's 141 in cat years.

Nutmeg nearly didn't make it to 31. He had a stroke in 2015, but was saved by Dr Gillis and her team at Westway Veterinary Group in Newcastle on Tyne. The Finlays hope they will have him for a few years more.

-Via Pawpulous


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Kittens Being Cute

Simon Tofield gave his animated cat a break, and instead strung together a parade of kitten clips showing real life cats playing, like kittens should.  

(YouTube link)

I love the imaginative names these kittens have. Meet Strudel and Schnitzel, Auto and Motive, Cletus and Bubba, Hot Dog and Tatertot, Vents Du Sud, and my favorite, Lugnut.


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

This Cat Has An Adorable Reaction When Her Owner Asks "Ya Hungry?"

Cats don't normally have a hard time telling their humans when they're hungry, and some cats will practically claw their owner's skin off to get their way when their food bowl is empty.

But Mini, the adorable tabby cat in this video, has worked out a system with her owner that facilitates conversation between the two and serves as Mini's catchphrase- the "Ya hungry?" system.

(YouTube Link)

-Via Pawpulous


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

How Puppies React To Magic

Magic tricks are scary if you have no idea how magicians make stuff disappear, and kids are so willing to believe they think magicians have magic powers until someone spoils the tricks for them by telling them how they're done.  

But puppies don't know what's going on one way or the other, so their reaction to Jose Ahonen's magic tricks isn't so much "ooh" and "aah" as "what did you do to my treat, human?!", although the Chihuahua was definitely scared of Jose's magical abilities. Then again, Chihuahuas are scared of everything...

(YouTube Link)

-Via Laughing Squid


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

This Couple Spent $150k To Clone Their Dead Dog And Started A Trend

Dealing with the death of a pet can sometimes be harder than dealing with the passing of a friend or relative, because that pet is such a big part of your home and everyday life, but grieve and move on we must.

But what if you could use cloning technology to create an exact clone of your pet at the cost of $150,000 - could you bring yourself to spend that much money on a dog? And is that clone really going to be the same as the original?

When Nina and Edgar Otto's beloved Labrador Lancelot passed away back in 2009 they found they couldn't live with the loss- so they paid the $150k and had Lancelot cloned from samples of his DNA.

BioArts, a firm in San Francisco, is responsible for this amazing story and they worked in conjunction with a South Korean team at the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation. The new dog was named Lancelot Encore (because of course it was) and the animal was created by injecting DNA into the eggs of a surrogate pup.

Since then their dog Lancelot Encore has sired a litter of puppies and dog cloning has become virtually mainstream, with companies like Viagen Pets offering their dog cloning services for a mere $50k. But the question still remains- can the clone ever really compare to the original?

-Via Goodfullness


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Cockatiel Sings the Theme to My Neighbor Totoro

Most of the time when we post singing birds here, it's because we find it cute and remarkable that they know an entire song that's familiar to us. This time, it's because this bird and pianist make beautiful music together.

(YouTube link)

An adorable and talented white-faced cockatiel named Poko songs the theme to My Neighbor Totoro while his human accompanies him on piano. -via Laughing Squid


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Dog Politely Rings Doorbell When She Wants To Come Inside

Most dogs are inherently boorish and uncivilized so they don't know how to ask politely when they want to come back in the house and end up annoying their humans by scratching on the door and whining.

That's why dogs who have learned good manners should teach their uncouth cousins how to politely ask to come in like the dog in this video, who stands up and rings the doorbell when she wants back in.

(YouTube Link)

-Via Laughing Squid


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Artist Arms Her Chameleon After Noticing She'll Hold Anything You Give Her

Artist Emma Ward was playing around with her chameleon Olive one day when she discovered Olive would hang on tight to anything placed in her hands, which made for perfect lizard photo ops.

So Emma grabbed every tiny weapon she could find and armed her scaly friend Olive, shooting pics of her silly little warrior to share online.

Emma's battle lizard chronicles inspired another pet owner to share pics of his sugar glider holding stuff too, which made them look tougher than any sugar glider has ever looked.

The darling little sugar glider is still cute, but also very, very tough with that massive warhammer in his hands, as if he's saying "come at me, sis!" to the chameleon that started it all, Olive the Omnipotent.

-Via Bored Panda


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Got a cute pet? Email tips
neatorama.com to get your pet
featured on the Lifestyles of the
Cute and Cuddly blog!


Email This Post to a Friend
""

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
neat stories? Like us on Facebook!
Close: I already like you guys!