HomeCat BehaviorplayHas your cat ever hidden his toys so well that you can never find them?

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Has your cat ever hidden his toys so well that you can never find them? — 17 Comments

  1. Only he knows and he’s not talking-
    The cats got his tongue *
    I like that Gabriel brought two mice out of hiding_
    Eva

  2. Jasper steals Lauras glasses from the bathroom counter. I’ve seen him take them and run and have to chase him because he hides them. He also hides his kitchen hockey milk jug caps under the sofa. And a catnip mouse has been known to diasppear and reappear.

  3. Makes me remember my Birman who had a thing about gold, used to steal earings and rings and hide them, some of the earings never turned up again, he may have had a “fence” somewhere.

    • LOL. I have about 7 cat toys in the flat and only one is visible and that has 6 feet of string attached to it. I may have to add 6 feet of string to all the new toys. I have given up on the six missing toys.

  4. Damon is the only cat here that does that sort of thing and more. He’s a thief, a hider, and a hoarder. Anything and everything is up for grabs… toys, socks, keys, bank cards, toothbrushes, hair ties, on and on.
    It’s pretty much his career.

      • Not worse really; just a little different. I’m able to retrieve some items as I need them from one of his hoarding piles.
        But, I’ve had to replace my bank card twice in the past 9 months. I have no clue where they went, and the bank says they will charge me a next time.

  5. I don’t buy a lot of toys for my cat, mostly inter-active toys, like birds on a string. But I did buy a soft, catnip filled mouse, which she seemed to enjoy. I usually saw it laying around, but at one point, I couldn’t find it, after looking everywhere for a couple of weeks. So, I bought another one, thinking maybe my roommate had taken it for her cat.

    One morning I woke up to find both of them side by side! Another feline mystery….

    • I like buying him toys he can play with on his own. It takes the ‘burden’ of entertaining him off me and he likes a lot of entertainment. I enjoy playing with him but he wants to play for hours and I can’t manage that. I think he has lost his toys.

  6. So Funny . You may never find them. My cats kick theirs under the cabinets or couch . discovered when I vacuum the house.
    Younger cats do this more , as they are practicing their hunter vs gatherer skills.
    Indoor cats are waiting for you to find them and throw them back for a one on one cat and mouse game [ which is what their mothers did with them ; difference being the prey was still partially alive and ready for action ! Have you checked the closet ?

    Good Luck Michael_
    Eva_

    • Eva, I have checked every square inch 😉 . Actually I found one this evening in a place I hadn’t checked before. I had a moment of inspiration. But five are still missing.

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