Cannibalistic Cats

I've recently discovered a good blog named The Rambler that delves into a lot of hoaxy material. Recently Mark (who writes The Rambler) posted a disturbing entry about some relatives of his who let their cats run out of control:

They never cleaned the litterbox so the cats defecated all over the house. They particularly liked shoes and closets so getting dressed must have been like camping in Africa. My wife's cat makes so much noise when he's hungry that I can't imagine anyone not feeding one cat let alone 11, but they frequently let them go without food. The mother cat eventually turned cannibalistic and would wait behind furniture or random piles of crap for a kitten to walk by. When one was unlucky enough to do so, she leapt out, killed and ate it.

A cannibalistic mother cat? I'm assuming Mark isn't pulling our leg, but I've never heard of such a thing. Though I should add that my understanding of cat behavior is mostly shaped by the behavior of the one plump and lazy cat who lives with me.


Posted on Mon Nov 29, 2004


I could swear my cat was trying to bite into one of her kittens while cleaning it's... Privates. I took her away, because I was scared. She already ate two kittens when they came out, like, the whole thing, when they were born... Very, very disturbing. I had the box in my room when she was cleaning the kitten, I immediately brought the box back into the porch after that... :$ :$
Posted by Rikki  on  Tue May 04, 2010  at  09:51 PM
In response to Sheritta, I had the most disturbing thing happen yesterday that was somewhat similar to your experience.
Posted by J Rider  on  Tue Nov 02, 2010  at  06:15 PM
I am continuing last post, please be nice I am very disturbed right now. I have a cattery with 8 cats as of yesterday, today sadly 7. I am so sick and devastated I do not know where to turn. I thought of calling my vet. I have a nice size cattery with the amount of cats I mentioned. I had a beautiful gentle spirited cat of 3 and a half. She was very special she was a striped tabby Hemingway. I loved all my cats now they sicken me. I fed them the night before and in the day I found them one of them for sure eating my kitty (her name was Tigger). I have no idea what could have happened she had no sign of being ill. All I know is that she is dead and was eaten by one or more of my other cats. My heart hurts and I feel so confused. I feel like I must have messed up some how.I have googled and this is all I can find that makes any reference towards an adult cat being consumed. Please help it wont bring Tigger back I just feel so ashamed and helpless.
Posted by J Rider  on  Tue Nov 02, 2010  at  06:23 PM
Ijust saw my male cat eating my two months old kutten that died from intoxication 2 days ago. Is that normal???
Posted by Martin  on  Thu Dec 09, 2010  at  10:08 AM
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