GW2 Hungry Cats Feeding Guide

A guide to the Hungry Cats added in the last couple of patches you can feed to get them in your home instance. Updated: October 4, 2016.

You can now find random hungry cats out in the open world. Feeding them with a specific item will cause them to appear in your home instance to chase you and throw snowballs. Locations for the cat taken from JusticiaDIGT on reddit.

  • It appears cats of the same color hang out in the same place in your home instances and don’t mingle with cats of other colors.

Original Cats

Lion’s Arch – Eastern Ward Waypoint

  • Location – [&BDEEAAA=]
  • Feed with Grilled Poultry
  • Shows up near the entrance of the home instance (human)


Lion’s Arch – Cooking Station

  • Location – [&BCwEAAA=]
  • Feed with Spicy Flank Steak
  • Shows up around the ore nodes of home instance (human)


Queensdale – Beetletun

  • Location – [&BPoAAAA=]
  • Feed with Slab of Poultry Meat
  • Dead Bird shows up at entrance of your home instance. Wait a couple days for the cat to show up.

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Divinity’s Reach – Cooking Station


The Grove – Next to House of Caithe

  • Location – [&BHgEAAA=]. It is on the bottom floor of The Groove
  • Feed at Night with Slab of Poultry Meat
  • Roam in the center with all the tree nodes (human)


The Grove – Next to Dreamer Terrace

  • Location – [&BLwEAAA=], just north of the waypoint.
  • Feed during the Day with Slab of Poultry Meat
  • Roam in the center with all the tree nodes (human)


Silverwastes – Camp Resolve Skritt Hole


Silverwastes – Vinewrath Hero Point


Dry Top – Entrance

  • Location – [&BIAHAAA=]
  • Feed with Prickly Pear Sorbet. This is an account bound food that requires 400 cooking to make and 90-165 Geodes for the recipe depending on the tier of the Dry Top vendor.
  • Found in the center area with all the tree nodes (human)


Dry Top – Prosperity Waypoint

  • Location – [&BHoHAAA=]
  • Feed with Ginger-Lime Ice Cream
  • Found in the center area with all the tree nodes (human)


Fields of Ruin – Ebonhawke Cooking Station

  • Location – [&BFEBAAA=]
  • Feed it with Spicier Flank Steak
  • Shows up around the ore nodes of home instance (human)


New with Sept 20 Patch

Ember Way – Castaway Circus Waypoint


Ember Bay – Scratch Gate Waypoint

  • Location – [&BFUJAAA=]
  • Bring a nearby Stranded Skritt to it and then feed it with 1x Fire Flank Steak


New with October 4 Patch

The 9 new cats added this patch requires you to have a specific class.

Caledon Forest – Astorea Waypoint

  • Location – [&BDQBAAA=]
  • Required class: Elementalist
  • Buy 1x Slice of Rainbow Cake (account bound) from this vendor in Divinity Reach just north of Dwayna Plaza on an Elementalist.


Caledon Forest – Astorea Waypoint

  • Location – [&BDQBAAA=]
  • Required class: Ranger
  • Do the Denton event in Gendarran Fields and buy 1x Healing Seed Pod from the NPC once you finish the event.These are soulbound so you must do it on your Ranger.


Queensdale – Shaemoor Waypoint

  • Location -  [&BO8AAAA=]
  • Required class: Mesmer
  • Go on your 400 Artificer and craft this account bound 1x Mystic Tonic (Beast). Then give it to your Mesmer to feed it to this cat.


Queensdale – Shaemoor Waypoint

  • Location – [&BO8AAAA=]
  • Required class: Warrior
  • Get 1x Cheeseburger on your Warrior and feed this cat.


Wayfarer Foothills – Horncall Waypoint

  • Location – [&BHQBAAA=]
  • Required class: Necromancer
  • Get 1x Grumble Cake on your necro and feed this cat. Can be brought on coppers on the TP.


Plains of Ashford – Smokestead Waypoint

  • Location – [&BIABAAA=]
  • Required class: Engineer
  • Get 1x Flask of Pumpkin Oil on your engineer and give it to this cat.


Plains of Ashford – Smokestead Waypoint

  • Location – [&BIABAAA=]
  • Required class: Thief
  • Get 1x Harpy Feather from the event near Arca Waypoint (purchase from Forager Hitkiti) on your thief (feather is soulbound) and give it to this cat west of the waypoint


Metrica Province – Soren Draa Waypoint

  • Location: [&BEAAAAA=]
  • Required class: Guardian
  • Make the Bowl of Curry Mussel Soup (account bound, 400 chef and recipe can be purchased for 100 Crystalline Ore in Dragon’s Stand or 75 Proof of Heroics in WvW) and give it to your guardian to turn in at the cat.


PvP Lobby

  • Required class: Revenant
  • Take 39x Carrots to this cat at the PvP Lobby.


  • Dennis van Nierop

    Cats of a feather, flock together.

    Wait… what, that’s not how it’s supposed to go.

    • Meow!

      Cats + flock [of birds] = feathers flying + smug happy fed cats 😀

  • Friend of tyria

    Would be nice to give credit to the people that help, instead of stealing everything from reddit and other sites witouth giving any credit like you are doing lately 🙂

  • EagleBach

    This is terrible! You shouldn’t feed cats human food 🙁

    • 島風

      That’s not true at all, it just depends on the food.
      e.g. You can easily feed a cat plain chicken mixed with rice and vegetables, which would be healthy and many cat-owners do it, but not if it has onions or garlic (etc ingredient that are toxic to cats) in it.

  • Answerer

    aaand.. whats the reward?

    • nicoper

      A bunch of cats and a dead bird in your home instance.
      For now it’s meant as a silly easter egg, but since more and more cats seem to be added, there could be something more to it in the future.

      • Answerer

        Maybe we can feed Burntheart and she shows up among the kittens as well

    • Kioga Mariano

      As a reward you can summon your own Undead Kitten flying mount.

  • mhm

    no achievments no deal

  • Luna

    On occasion the cats will reward you with a dead bird in your home instance.

  • :3

    Which cat eats mango ice cream really??lol

  • Emilee

    so we will have crazy cat ladies … GW2 editions?

    • Mr. Principal

      We have Bunny ears, now we need Cat ears! 😀

      • Emilee

        No cat ears for you! 😛 jk I bet it will be a thing

  • Megan P.

    apparently the cat in Divinity’s Reach likes several things

    • Megan P.

      I followed the guide though so I have no idea what happens if you feed him the other thing….

      • DK511

        He just doesnt take it and says something like
        “The Cat looks down on your meager offering of spice”. I don’t remember the exact words but it’s something like that

  • Alot

    I’m conflicted. Its a collectable but results in cats -.-

  • nadrian3k

    Talked to all of them… This list contains 11 cats. I get only 9 in my instance..checked both asura and norn for comparison. Maybe 9 is the limit? like a pun towards 9 cats 9 lifes whatever?

    • Alot

      Now if you found one of the cats in your home instance dead every time your character died, that would be very cool.

      • nadrian3k

        Or just dead from hunger considering this is the first time i visit my home shit in over 1 year.

        • Alot

          Rather fussy for hungry cats though. I’m left suspicious.

  • Ardenwolfe

    Thank you so much for posting this! You rock.

  • Ardenwolfe

    This is how you get to the Vinewrath cat without doing the event. Remember to use the side cropping rock instead . . . otherwise, you’ll be teleported out. The way to the cliff is from behind the Blue Oasis and on the way to the vista point.

    • Captnrandm

      Does not work anymore

      • Ardenwolfe

        Let me double check to see if they nerfed the new path.

        • McPilch

          I just got in with no problem. Before you glide off that ledge at 0:22, I just jumped on the ledge of that pillar to the left, and glided down to vine then to HP.

          • Ardenwolfe

            Strange. I tried to redo this several times, and each time it teleported me from the area.

            • McPilch

              Darn! When did it teleport you? Hmm to be a little clearer, at 0:22 I didn’t glide off as per video, I jumped up onto ledge to the left (not top part of pillar, the ledge slightly below it, you’ll see if the video was rotated to left 90 degrees heh), ran along that ledge, then jumped/glided to vine below (vine you’ll see at 0:23) then jumped down to HP.

              It was also during the defend cycle, so no difference to video. It was night as well, though I doubt that makes any difference either.

              • Ardenwolfe

                That’s exactly what I did as well. But now, it teleports me every time. In fact, instead of gliding, I even tried to just jump down.

                Nope. Teleported out. 🙁 Well . . . maybe because I got it now? Hope it still works for everyone else.

              • Kalavier

                I just got to the cat no problem.

              • Halcy

                Same here. I landed far of where the person in the video did, and used the aforementioned rock nearer to middle to get up and over. Didn’t try the original path.

              • Rosalyah

                Works fine for me 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

              • Mandy Bilger

                I used this method yesterday and it worked just fine.

        • Draya

          It seems to have worked just fine for me

      • Dogouse

        Tbh, I did the Vinewrath cat on two different accounts by just using LFG to find a SW with a recently-completed breach. You can just run in until the next assault starts.Took me maybe 15 minutes total.

      • [Bee]

        Strange, I flew in about an hour ago… didn’t have any problems.

  • Aerinndis Athyrium

    This was a fun little thing to do. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks for the video link to get to the Vinewrath cat.

    Some of the cats were picky in what they wanted to eat. You could offer it two items but it only wanted one of them. I had made all the food before looking for the cats except for the spicier flank steak which one of the cats decided it wanted.

    Someone at Anet is obviously a cat lover!

  • I am not able to feed the cat in beetletun more than once. I’ve even made sure I cleaned up the dead bird in the instance…. Is that information correct?

    • Hmm I think you just have to feed it once and wait 5 days. Let me correct that.

    • DragonFlykm

      I too am having trouble with this. But I don’t even see the dead bird. I fed the cat once and he doesn’t want anymore. This was done before the reset.

    • [Bee]

      You only need to feed them once. First only the Beetletun and Eastern ward cats were there to be fed. After feeding both of them, I got the dead bird in one of my home insances (however it showed up for my norn character in Hoealbrak home, though I fed the cats on a human…).

      And I believe a few days later (though I’m pretty sure it wasn’t 5 days) the cat was in the home instance.
      Then on patch day the rest of them appeared on the maps.

  • Ares Zax

    Do the cats show up in the home instances across all your characters? Or just the one you fed them on?

    • DragonFlykm


      • Ares Zax

        Cheers for the info. 🙂

  • Kalavier

    There are two cats at the eastern ward inn location, both can be talked to but only one wants the grilled poultry.

  • SuzukiMasami

    Can any Achievement Points be earned from this Hungry Cats thing?

    • narg

      no, you will only get 6 cats inside home instance and dead bird near the entrance, its not game mechanics, its just fun joke from some devs i think

  • I really feel this should have some manner of achievement attached to it. Even just for 0AP, to have the list of the cats ticked off, maybe a ‘cat hoarder’ title

    • Braghez

      It would be much more easy for sure, but i guess they intentionally wanted to leave it hidden to make players discover it. Especially with the new “hidden” LW stuff they put lately i guess that they enjoy the interaction the community need to have to complete those.
      Ofc a lot of people will just look at the guide and be done as always, but many enjoy the discovery part XD

    • Not everything you do in game has to be translated to an epeen number 😮

    • Oscelot

      I totally want a Crazy Cat Person title. XD

  • wQnxy

    For some reasons i dont see this cat in my home isntance (both asuran and human). I fed cat near beetletun once.

    • I believe they only show up after 5 or 6 days

      • wQnxy

        i meant dead bird, jsut typo =]
        i am visiting home inst each day to gather stuff (usually rata sum one), but didnt see bird yet.
        if i am not wrong cat at beetletun got my food.

  • iRevolution .EU

    HoT required…. thats a big middle finger, dear ArenaNet….!!!

    • Ryu Gekido

      How does this require HoT? It’s all core Tyria maps c_c Also it’s not an achievement. Just little cats that wander your home instance. Eeesh

  • Gewgulkan Suhckitt

    Has anyone tried the cat room in WvW alpine borderlands? I tried getting into it for 30 minutes and could not land on the ledge properly. It’s packed full of cats. It wouldn’t surprise me if one of them could be fed something.

    • Mole

      iirc that room was shut off and is inaccessible a while back

    • Tabby

      No hungry cats in the secret cat cave, I just checked.

    • Ceithlenn

      There is also a hidden room in the Desert Borderlands that has cats.

  • Matt

    I have seen it mentioned that the black cats will play with each other but they will also play with you. If you get to the snowball before a cat does, you can pick it up and throw it and the cats will chase after it.

    • Kitty Cat

      yes i bought some snowballs off the TP and threw snowballs and they chased them.

  • I am not able to feed the Beetletun cat… he always claim not to be hungry 🙁

    • Lulu

      try the other cat. make sure you have the poultry in your inventory.

    • Syviana

      there’s like 10 of them there XD kittyville

  • Otakusensei

    This is the type of end game content I can get behind.

  • name

    I’ve fed all the kitties except for the one I need the geode recipe for, and I’ve counted in my home instance: seven cats, one dead bird, and one kitten. I’ve fed both kittens, but have only seen the white one. And I tried going at night in case they showed up only in day or night like when you feed them, but that’s not it either. Why don’t I seem to have the gray kitten?

    • Isabella R

      gray takes a couple of days to show up in some cases, he will leave a dead bird when u enter the instance. Also I think some of the cats disappear during night time.

      • name

        No, the dead bird is for an adult cat. There are two kittens on this list, and I fed both, but I have only seen one of them in my home instance.

  • Chalupar

    Why? There is any reward? lol… im not cate lover 😀

  • Kalavier

    Dulfy, I’ve yet to receive a dead bird at all, yet I’ve fed every cat in this list.

    Also, I’ve noticed there was a second cat near the beetletun cat (at the houses) who could be talked to. Like the second cat at the LA Eastern ward waypoint.

    • Winterbay

      There are in fact three cats there. However none of them wants my food 🙁

  • Pol Subanajouy

    Are we all becoming crazy cat ladies in this game now? Is that what we’ve become?

    • Archi

      becoming?? i don’t know about you, but i own every cat and kitten mini already… XD

  • Nothankyou

    anet is running out of ideas for the endgame~

    • Otakusensei

      I for one welcome our new cat based scavenger end game. Cats > Raids

    • moabird

      It’s an easter egg, not endgame content

  • Tsar CUBE

    I noticed Shashoo and some baby quaggans in my fountain in the human home instance… were they always there? O.o

    • insanelyapple

      They’re from personal story

  • moabird

    I thought I’d mention that the day I fed the cat in Beetletun, the cat appeared immediately in my home instance that day without any dead bird. Seems other way around for other people in the comments.

  • Andrea Simeoni

    does it give any ap?

  • Taiwan Wolf

    The cats are racist? .-.

  • gjits

    I am both a cat person and a gw2 person and I think this is dumb

    … unless they introduce any reason at all to do something in the home instance besides mine nodes

  • sirgaf1497

    ther is a New Cat i the new map (Ring of fire) it’s just a the “Castaway Circus Waypoint” some1 know whot food it need???

  • Bonfazz Burntfur

    Multiple (three?) cats in the Ring of Fire. One near the Skritt Pirate camp. It turns up it’s nose at mildy slpicy food but is interested in my Fire Flank Steak. But it will NOT accept it without proof of devotion to the Skritt. Doing the heart does not count.

  • Chelsea Cahoon

    For the Ember Bay cat by the Dread Shiny, pick up one of the “Stranded Skritt” and carry it over to the cat and offer it the Fire Flank Steak while holding the skritt.

    • Bonfazz Burntfur

      Vielen Danke!

    • nadrian3k

      I did that and no action appears when i talk to the cat (while holding the skrit in my arms). He just says he’s not interested. I tried around 10 different rats.

    • Bob Cratchet

      Might want to be a bit more specific when pointing to a location.

  • So does everyone which food goes to each Cat on Ember Bay ?

    • Ronnie

      3 Ghost Peppers to the one at the Carnival
      1 Fire Flank Steak while holding a stranded skritt in your arms. Some say you have to have earned the trust of the skritt first.

  • Nosferatuvn

    By the Circus on Ember Bay is a new Cat and by the pirat captain is also a new cat.
    The first wants 3x Ghost Peppers
    The second wants that you take a “stranded Skritt” bring him to cat and give the cat 1x Plate of Fire Flank Steak

  • kljs

    How does one find out what to give them? Bring them everything until one pops?

  • Maxy

    The Revenant cat is now gone… I can’t find it :/

    • Max Durak

      Guess halloween theme for pvp lobby didnt include it. Sad.

      • Maxy

        Oh, true! I didn’t think about that! Gonna check it after the event 🙂

        • nadrian3k

          BUT WHAT IF IT DIED!?!?!?!

  • Dez

    There’s another new one with the Enchanted Broom’s Summon Familiar
    ability. Getting near one gives you an option to interact, where they’ll
    eat a green Frog in a Jar and give you a Jar of Lost Souls in return,
    as well as moving into your home instance as usual.

  • Veradis Schwarzdorn

    I picked up a snowball near some Cats in my Homeinstance. Turned out they played with it and did follow me when i had the snowball untill i reached the bridge in Humanhomeinstance.

  • Victor Maze

    anyone knows wath the heloween cat wants

    • Bator

      You need to get a Masterwork “Frog in a Jar” from the renown heart vendor Lionscout Tunnira in Bloodtide Coast (Archen Foreland Waypoint

      [&BKMBAAA=] )
      Then someone with the Riding Broom toy can summon a feline cat familiar. You will get a special button action when you are near it, and can then talk to the cat familiar and give it the For in a Jar. It will be transformed into a “Jar of lost souls”, which is going to your inventory.

      The feline cat familiar will linger around your candy corn node in your home instance (if you have it) and occasionally hit it and playing the so-in-love-emote.

      Hope that helps.

  • Oscelot

    found two more kitties that seem to have an interest in food by the cavern waypoint in LA.

    • Bator

      Yes, one directly south of the Waypoint and on up the hill southwards in front of one of the farm houses. For me they say “This cat isn’t hungry right now.” Went there in Daytime

    • nadrian3k

      Can you post a screenshot or something that includes the minimap? Also did you figure out what they want to eat?

    • derpyderp

      These are old original cats… derp

  • Lala

    PvP Cat is back!

  • Darak

    Anyone with an idea of what Chauncey Von Snuffles III might eat, he has a similar icon to the Feline Familiar when you stand next to him.

  • Kit

    Just getting to this today and the cat by Caithe’s house isn’t hungry. (I have slab of poultry meat in my inventory.) The one in the center of the Grove took it though.

    • Lara Anne Leith Miller

      That one is kinda awkward lol. It took me a few days to get it, every time I went to it, it wasn’t hungry.

    • Kelly Stone-Kirby

      there are two that will only eat either at night or during the day. you’re probably trying to feed them at the wrong times.

      • Can confirm. Fed the one at Caithes (IIRC) at night, and the one outside of the player house during the day.

  • VOjta Šostok Added one more .. not a hungry one but still you can get her to your home instance . Its a small Snow leopard cub in The Bitter Cold up next to the mastery point. Only what you need to do is to grab a Kodan’s Flame and help her out :3

  • Ryan Hill

    Silverwastes – Vinewrath Hero Point

    Location – [&BLcHAAA=] (only accessible during/after Vinewrath) – YOU CAN ACCESS ANYTIME DOES NOT HAVE TO BE DURING VINEWRATH – just run around behind blue building, run up cliff and glide across to sand roof then glide down into boss area, STAY CLOSE TO WALL where cat is by HP. ez peazy 😀

  • Ryan Hill

    Location – [&BLcHAAA=] (only accessible during/after Vinewrath) –
    around behind blue building, run up cliff and glide across to sand roof
    then glide down into boss area, STAY CLOSE TO WALL where cat is by HP.
    ez peazy 😀

    Follow the white dotted line

    • Qnrad

      It’s not working, it kicked me out

    • Dimitri De Cock

      Worked like a charm thx mate

    • wodaji

      Still works. Thanks!

    • Florentina Necunoscutu Carvalh

      Worked with the gryphon at least, tyvm !

  • Qnrad

    Is it possible to get halloween cat, if it’s not halloween??? Do i need only someone with witch costume??

    • Yes, you just need someone with the costume and the item from the karma vendor ^^ I just got mine yesterday 🙂

    • Chris Smith

      Could I charge gold to let people feed my cat?

      • Chris Smith

        tested it: The anti spam in chat makes this idea impossible.

    • Suffie

      if ever someone needs the halloween cat, send a mall to Dimona Fearing or whisper ;3

  • Heather N

    So this cat at the farm above Farshore Ward in Lion’s Arch says it’s “not hungry right now.” It’s not in any of the guides, though. Do we know what it’s thing is?

    • Gewgulkan Suhckitt

      I checked the area and didn’t find the cat in your screenshot, but on the level right below the plateau (but not the very bottom sea level), there were two cats with that same message.

      I checked at night, thinking maybe I’d get a response at a different time of day, but no such luck.

      • Heather N

        Huh that’s odd.

  • Chris Smith

    Anet add a watchwork cat!

  • Ozimul

    I’m not seeing the new frozen cats on here? Currently there are four: one in the jail in Rata Sum (requires Super-Hot Lemongrass Poultry Soup), one on the lilipads in The Grove (requires Super-Hot Saffron-Scented Poultry Soup), one in the junkyard in The Black Citadel (requires Super-Hot Poultry and Leek Soup), and one in Hoelbrak near Snow Leopard’s lodge (requires Super-Hot Poultry and Winter Vegetable Soup). You need to make the normal versions of these soups first, then super-heat them using the Heart of the Destroyer in the center of Mt. Maelstrom.

  • Gewgulkan Suhckitt

    There’s a ghostly cat in the new Lake Doric area. He only comes out at night, in Harvest Cascades south of Noran’s Homestead POI in the northwest portion of the zone. There’s a small cave he spawns near although I’ve read accounts that indicate he may appear elsewhere, such as inside buildings at Noran’s. The cave is due east of the vista on the western side of the zone up near the north end of the zone. On my large map the cave is almost due south of the “H” in Harvest Cascades or maybe a tiny bit west of there. You have to be in ghost form from eating something like Omnomberry Ghosts. You feed him either Omnomberry Ghosts or Strawberry Ghosts. It only takes one. I’ve confirmed this and now have a ghostly cat in my home instance.

    • Another cat is Lady Wisteria Whiskington in the last story mission

    • nadrian3k

      I fed the cat while in ghost form..gave me the mesage..but when i went to my home instance it wasn’t there (i also checked at night). I will try to feed it again if i find it.. >.>

    • Kelly Stone-Kirby

      what is defined as “night”?? during what timeframe? after reset?

  • Lila

    Where is the ghostly cat??

    • Lila


  • Tannaz Pourboghrat

    Can you post the locations of the cats in the home instances for other races too (I only need sylvari, but I said all for other peoples’ sake, not just mine)? I am keeping all my cats in the Grove. Idk if it is account bound and if they just show up in all race home instances once you get it the one time…but either way, I never go in any of the other home instances because I pretend all my characters live together in my headquarters in The Grove. I fed the white and black cat with the bows around their necks, but cannot find them in my instance since I am unsure where they sleep. My leopard follows me everywhere haha and the ghost cat is easy to find in my home 🙂 Ty!

    • Darak

      They show up in all instances once acquired. For the grove one of the kittens with a bow shows near the Christmas tree (not sure if it’s the one you’re looking for)

  • Tj White

    there is a new one in the grove stuck in a block of ice!!

  • zazaza

    there is a cat in the SAB, world 2, zone 2. The pagoda with lots of traps and ninjas, you need to take the hard path to get there. Seems like you need to feed the cat piranha.

  • Akhu

    New hungry cat named Simon in the final room of Shattered Observatory. Access after defeating Arkk by heading back out into the room before, interact with the center mechanism, and going into the east room. Simon will be atop the jp’ish zone, standing next to a tombstone. It eats integrated fractal matrices, +9 agony infusions, and golden fractal relics.

    • Typr

      It can be accessed before fight with Arkk. As for items wiki list also Cube of Stabilized Dark Energy and it seems that he still wants something more…

  • Anonymous

    The Revenant cat is above the waterfall from Combat Training Waypoint in the new pvp map

  • David Olvera

    How does one get the wvw cats? Am told they fight each other.

    • narg

      its not from wvw but

      Feeding profession specific cats in the starting areas or, in the case of the Revenant profession, in the Heart of the Mists, will add up to nine black cats that appear in home instances fighting each other.

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