A family in Oregon were in for a surprise when their cat gave birth to a rare two-faced kitten. Named “Biscuits and Gravy”.
The adorable kitty was born on with two noses, four eyes and two tiny mouths. Mama cat, Keenly, and his five siblings are all healthy.
Pictures and videos of the kitten were shared on the Instagram page by Biscuitsandgravy.
“My wife went out to look at them and found five normal ones and one with two faces,” owner BJ King told CNN
“We were pretty shocked. It was so odd-looking, we didn’t even really think much of it until later in the day when we realised this was actually pretty rare.” The kitten has two mouths, two noses and four eyes.
Two-faced cats are known as “Janus” cats, named after the Roman god Janus, who had two faces one looking into the past and the other into the future.
Although these rare kittens don’t usually survive for more than one day, a two-faced cat named Frank and Louie defied the odds and lived for 15 years, even appearing in the Guinness World Records book in 2006.
To increase Biscuits and Gravy’s likelihood of survival, the King family has to take over much of Keenly’s motherly duties.
“It’s like having a newborn baby,” King said.
“We set the alarm for every two hours to feed him during the night and feed him every two hours, 24 hours a day. We are very careful to keep him warm at all times and he snuggles inside my wife’s shirt for most of the day.”
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Biscuits and Gravy only has one brain stem, but can eat, suck and meow using both of his mouths.
For now, the little one is doing very well, according to the family’s veterinarian.
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