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50 Cat Jokes for Kids: Paws-itively Hilarious & Child-Friendly

Jessica Kim

By Jessica Kim

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Cats can bring a lot of joy and delight into the home. Their unique personalities and silly antics usually cause a good laugh, but they’re not the only funny things about cats. You can find many good cat-related jokes that will make any cat enthusiast burst into giggles and laughs. Reading through our list of cat jokes will put a smile on your face and brighten up your day.


Q & A Cat Jokes

Question-and-answer jokes are a classic, and they can even lead to people coming up with creative answers as they try to figure out the joke. Here are some question-and-answer jokes that will help get your mind jogging.

1. What did the cat say when he lost all his money?

  • I’m paw!

2. What is a cat’s way of keeping law and order?

  • Claw Enforcement.

3. Did you hear about the passenger who had to be escorted off the airplane?

  • She let the cat out of the bag.

4. Before a catfight, what is usually said?

  • “Hold my purrse.”

5. What do cats look for in a significant other?

  • A great purrsonality.

6. What do you call a cat who became a doctor?

  • A first-aid kit-ten.
Funny Cat portrait, with a tape on his head
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7. Why was the teenage cat sent to his room?

  • He had a bad cat-titude.

8. What do cats call a big pile of laundry?

  • A meow-tain to climb.

9. Why do cats hate laptops?

  • They don’t have a mouse.

10. Where do cats enjoy spending a family day?

  • The mew-seum.

11. How do French cats say “Thank You”?

  • “Meow-ci Beaucoup!”

12. Why are cats so good at video games?

  • They have nine lives.
Cat Ears Drooping
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13. Why did the cat wear a top hat?

  • Beclaws he was feline sassy.

14. Why did the cats ask for a piano?

  • They wanted to make mewsic.

15. What did the cat say after making a joke?

  • “Just kitten!”

16. What do you call a fluffy male cat asleep on a bed?

  • A Himalayan.

17 If lights run on electricity and cars run on gas, what do cats run on?

  • Their paws.

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Big Cat Jokes

We can’t forget about the big cats!

These jokes pay tribute to big cats and wildcats.

1. Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle?

  • Too many cheetahs.

2. What does the lion say to his friends before they go out hunting for food?

  • “Let us prey.”

3. What do you call a feline with a short haircut?

  • A bobcat, of course.

4. What animals can you not trust?

  • Big cats! Because some are cheetahs, and some are always lion!

5. Did you hear about the incident at the tiger exhibit?

  • It was a big cat-astrophel
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Cat Knock Knock Jokes

A classic knock-knock joke is one of the best funnies you can share with your children since it is fun, interactive and keeps them on their toes!

Knock, knock.

  • Who’s there?

Kitten …

  • Kitten who?

Quit kitten around and let me in!

Knock, knock.

  • Who’s there?

Claws …

  • Claws who?

Claws the door. It’s cold!

Knock, knock.

  • Who’s there?

Neil …

  • Neil who?

Neil down and pet this cat!

Knock, knock.

  • Who’s there?

Catsup …

  • Catsup who?

Catsup a tree and won’t come down!

Knock, knock.

  • Who’s there?

Catskills …

  • Catskills who?

Catskills mice!

The two brave cats are drifting in the steel washtub among the icebergsin the sea. Their ship is called Catanic.
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Short Cat Jokes

Sometimes, a simple statement is enough to cause laughter.

Here are some clever statements about cats that you can use:
  • Letting the cat out of the bag is easier than putting it back in.
  • If the Earth were flat, cats would push everything off it.
  • A fun part of having a black cat is occasionally accidentally talking to a crumpled-up black T-shirt on the floor.
  • Cats are like cookies; you can never have just one.
  • Optimists say, “The glass is half full.” Pessimists say, “The glass is half empty.” Cat owners say, “The glass is knocked over.”
  • Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
  • Dogs can’t operate MRI scanners but catscan.
  • Cats spend half their life asleepand the other half making viral videos.
  • A cat’s favorite thing to draw is a self-pawtrait.

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Cat Celebrity Puns

It’s always fun coming up with cat puns that match celebrity names or the names of famous people. They can even end up being good names for pet cats.

The following are some of our favorite cat pun names.
  • Catmila Catbello
  • Cat-niss Everdeen
  • Cat-alie Portman
  • Dan-yeowl Radcliffe
  • Dolly Purrton
  • Hairy Styles
  • Hillary Kitten
  • Jennipurr Catiston
  • Jimmy Feline
  • Meowly Cyrus
  • Paw McCatney
  • Purrincess Leia
  • RuPawl
  • Sir Isaac Mewton
  • Tailor Swift

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We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through our list of cat jokes. Cats are truly the gifts that keep on giving, and their funny antics can inspire so many kinds of funny cat jokes. We admit that cat jokes may be a niche type of humor, but we know that many cat lovers appreciate them. So, make sure to spread the joy and tell these jokes to other cat enthusiasts who will enjoy sharing a laugh with you.

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