Linus Bengal Cat Earbuds

[ads1] [dropcap]L[/dropcap]inus Sebastian is a guy who loves his cats. He lives in British Columbia with two Bengals: Rumble and Rocket. Linus shot this video of Rumble a few years ago.

“Rumble is demonstrating that little things that make noise are probably delicious from a cat’s perspective. This is why headphones or earbuds never last very long for me, because if I leave them around and there is any music playing out of them, he’ll go after them so fast.” he explained.

It looks like Rumble loves or hates the music so much he wants to eat it. But we all know cats are particularly attracted to long stringy objects, especially if there is a toy attached to the other end they can chew on… like an earbud. Turns out that cats are drawn to cerumen too. Gross, right? But it’s not bad for them. Earwax contains sloughed-off dead skin cells, saturated and unsaturated long-chain fatty acids and cholesterol. These are proteins and the nutritious scent of earwax draws cats to it. Some cats can go nuts for the kitty-crack of human earwax almost like catnip. Bon appetit!


  1. I wear hearing aids and both the Bengals we were lucky enough to own over the last 10 years were attracted to them when I left them on the dresser at the end of the day. I have concluded it’s the smell and/or taste of good ol’ earwax.