A kitten was born in Oregon, in the United States, has received two first names : Biscuits and Gravy. Why ? Simply because he was born with two faces. In fact, when their cat gave birth on Wednesday, may 20, members of the King family realized that one of the kittens of the litter was different from the other, since suffering from a diprosopie, reports the chain CNews. A congenital anomaly that gives cats " Janus ", the name of the roman god with two faces. Born with two noses, four eyes, two mouths, but only four legs, the kitten only has a brainstem, notes the american channel CNN. It can, however, eat, suck, and him using both of its mouths. The owners of the animal were able to also see this special gift that he has to meow and eat at the same time. The family has created an account in Instagram where she regularly posts photos.
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Up to 15 years
The kittens with this kind of defect generally do not survive past a very long time, points out CBS. According to the King family, who contacted a veterinarian, there is not much else to do medically, except for the help to eat. So this is Kyla King, the mother of the family, who feeds the kitten (because he can't breastfeed properly) and keep it warm in a pocket of his shirt. "We are not very optimistic but it seems quite bright, it has the appetite and seems to go well," says CBS BG King, her husband.
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If the cats "Janus" generally do not survive past a day, the american chain pointed out, however, a record : a cat named Frank and Louie has lived for 15 years, until 2014, when he was also suffering from this congenital abnormality. His "feat" has been registered in the Guinness book of records, which makes the cat "Janus" who has lived the longest.