Searching for a fun way to test your brainpower? Check out our collection of animal riddles. From easy to hard, these riddles are perfect for kids and adults alike.
Which side of a cat has the most fur?See answer
A man walks out of a house that has four walls all facing north. A bird walks past him. What is it?See answer
What's the red stuff between elephant's toes?See answer
Those with eyes bigger than their stomach will definitely leave the restaurant with one of them. It is named after a house pet as well.See answer
Oh how I love my dancing feet!
They stay together - oh so neat.
And when I want to walk a line,
They all stay together and do double time.
I count them up, ten times or more,
And race on-off, across the floor.
Old Grandpa Diddle Daddle jumped in the mud puddle, green cap and yellow shoes. Guess all your loftiness and you can't guess these news.See answer
The strangest creature you'll ever find: Two eyes in front and many many more behind.See answer
What rains at the north pole?See answer
What has feathers and a beak but it is dressed?See answer
Where do tadpoles change?See answer
It has plenty of backbone but doesn't have a let. It peels like an orange but it comes from an egg.See answer
Though learning has fed me,
I know not a letter;
I live among the books,
Yet am never the better.
What am I?
Often cooked as fillet, this meat comes from an animal that swims underwater.See answer
How far can a dog run into the woods?See answer
A tasty reward given to well behaved dogs and kids.See answer
They can float and tickle, but their sound is rarely heard unless you're a pillow or bird. What are they?See answer
What king can you make if you take the head of a lamb, the middle of a pig, the hind of a buffalo, and the tail of a dragon?See answer
It is a cat but not a kitty,
You'll never catch on in a city.
Its fangs are huge and so its claws,
A death machine with paws and jaws.
In its own way a royal fellow,
Striped with black and clothed in yellow.
Dark, feathery, and popular in Baltimore and fantasy books.See answer
I carried by mad animals. What am I?See answer
Turkey day. What am I?See answer
How many hairs are in a bunny rabbit's tail?See answer
The ones in the sea are prickly, but the ones on the street might pickpocket you.See answer
John Lennon sang about being this toothy creature.See answer
What animal has feet on the head?See answer
What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?See answer
If a man carried my burden, he would break his back.
I am not rich, but I leave silver in my track.
What am I?
A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears." A young man bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot. How can this be?See answer
Slithery critters with a taste for dirt.See answer
A bird done at every meal.See answer
How do snails travel?See answer
What do you get if you cross a bee and a bunny?See answer
Tiny creatures that have a special relationship with flowers.See answer
When is it bad luck to see a black cat?See answer
Where do turkeys go to dance?See answer
Where does a rabbit go for a shampoo?See answer
I produce wool and spit a lot. What am I?See answer
I am a food made from the pressed curds of milk. I come in American, Swiss, sharp and many other flavors. What am I?See answer
What animal has no wings, but yet will fly?See answer
This food is a Thanksgiving tradition.See answer
I fall with the waves, rise with the tide, and drift with the current alongside. What am I?See answer
What bird is always unhappy?See answer
What animal keeps the best time?See answer
There is a kind of fish that can never swim. What is that?See answer
I can wake you up in the morning but I require no electricity or winding. What am I?See answer
What lives where it cannot breathe and has a hole in its back?See answer
What insect does a blacksmith manufacture?See answer
What creature starts yellow inside and white outside, then becomes its first five before becoming the whole?See answer
How can you tell where the Easter Bunny has been?See answer
Why do French people like to eat snails?See answer
I am a type of animal that hang out in the mist. What am I?See answer
Both old people and owls are said to be possessing this trait.See answer
What fish came first?See answer
In the fields a frightful thing. Watch it and you will find, it has a pitchfork in the front, and a broom back behind.See answer
Why shouldn’t you tickle an Easter egg?See answer
A pony trots his way through the world on these.See answer
What has no arms, hands, or legs but moves the earth?See answer
I have no eyes, no legs or ears and I help move the earth. What am I?See answer
He's small but he can climb a tower.See answer
The alphabet goes from A to Z. What goes from Z to A?See answer
What build its house with earthen string and ensnares its prey with a biting sting?See answer
What always goes to bed with its shoes on?See answer
Even if my life is taken eight still remain.See answer
A warrior amongst the flowers, he bears a thrusting sword.
He uses it whenever he must, to defend his golden hoard.
I am a creature with a "tight" name. What am I?See answer
I am alive without breath and cold as death. I am never thirsty but always drinking. What am I?See answer
Golden treasure I contain, Guarded by hundreds and thousands. Stored in a labyrinth where no man walks, Yet men come often to seize my gold. By smoke I am overcome and robbed, then left to build my treasure anew.See answer
What part of a fish weighs most?See answer
I'm a red creature from the sea with large claws, or pincers, and I'm often boiled and served as an expensive dish at seafood restaurants.See answer
It's like a forest without trees, Like a jail you want to visit. Though the inmates did no wrong. You may freely walk along, They're put there so you can see them, Just as long as you don't feed them.See answer
Most people love to use me. You make me glide through the air. Even your dog loves me. What am I?See answer
What does the Easter Bunny do after it takes a shower?See answer
A house has 4 walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What color is the bear?See answer
It can be in a hat, Or out of the bag.
If you see it you'll be smitten, 'Cause it's fluffy like a mitten.
Cows do this to salt and humans do it to ice cream.See answer
Where do bunnies hang out?See answer
Who spends the day at the window, goes to the table for meals and hides at night?See answer
Tall when seated, short when standing.See answer
My first is in fish but no in snail.
My second is in rabbit but no in tail.
My third is in up but not in down.
My fourth is in tiara but not in crown.
My fifth is in tree you plainly see.
My whole a food for you and me.
My first is in window but not in pane.
My second's in road but not in lane.
My third is in oval but not in round.
My fourth is in hearing but not in sound.
My whole is known as a sign of peace.
And from Noah's ark won quick release.
What is that which, while it lives, constantly changes its habit, that is buried before it is dead, and whose tomb is valued wherever it is found?See answer
Stealthy as a shadow in the dead of night,
cunning but affectionate if given a bite.
Never owned but often loved.
At my sport considered cruel,
but that's because you never know me at all.
A muttered rumble was heard from the pen, and I, in my walking stopped to look in. What was this I saw? A massive beast, hoofed, and jawed. With spikes upon its mighty brow, I watched as he struck the turf and prowled. And yet for all of his magnificence, he couldn't get out of that wooden fence.See answer
It’s not a person nor an animal but He’s got a face. Who is he?See answer
My tail is long, my coat is brown,
I like the country, I like the town.
I can live in a house or live in a shed,
And I come out to play when you are in bed.
What am I?
Why is a bunny the luckiest animal?See answer
How does a dog cross a river without getting wet?See answer
Though it is not an ox, it has horns; Though it is not a donkey, it has packed-saddle; And wherever it goes it leaves silver behind.See answer
What do you get if you milk a cow after an earthquake?See answer
Canine children. What am I?See answer
I have legs but seldom walk;
I backbite many but never talk;
I seek places that can hide me
because those that feed me cannot abide me.
Where do cows go to dance?See answer
Noah most likely got milk from the cows on the ark. What did he get from the ducks?See answer
Why didn't the turkey finish it's dessert?See answer
Armless, legless, I crawl around when I'm young.
Then the time of changing sleep will come.
I will awake like a newborn, flying beast,
'till then on the remains of the dead I feast.
A nutcracker up in a tree.See answer
It has 8 arms and lots of ink but can't write a word. What is it?See answer
It's black and every time it speaks it says its name.See answer
Why did the turkey cross the road?See answer
Bumpy form of transportation in desert cultures.See answer
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