Rare kitten born with two faces

A family woke up one morning to find their cat had given birth to a litter of kittens, but one of the six is incredibly unique.

Kyla King from the US state of Oregon knew her cat was probably going to give birth to her litter overnight so she put the expectant mother in a crate.

The next morning she woke up to find six kittens, one of which had two faces.

Ms King told KOIN she then messaged her husband, BJ King, after seeing the peculiar kitten and he decided to share a photo to a community group on Facebook.

Two-faced cats are called Janus cats, after the Roman god, and disprosopus, a rare congenital defect causes the unusual phenomenon, CBS explained.

The King family named the kitten Biscuits and Gravy, simply ‘Biscuit’ for short, and the family is aware Janus cats don’t usually live that long.

A family from Oregon found a Janus cat among the litter. Source: KOIN

“We’re not super optimistic but it does seem pretty lively and has an appetite and seems to be doing pretty well,” Mr King told KOIN.

He also explained in addition to having two faces, Biscuit also appears to be the smallest of the litter, and while the kitten has two distinct noses and mouths, it is unclear if it three or four eyes.

Ms King said they would be able to find out if Biscuit has conjoined eyes in about a week, if it lives that long.

The family did reach out to their vet to find out how to best care for Biscuit, however all that can be done is make it comfortable and help it feed.

Ms King has been bottle feeding Biscuit and sleeping with it at night in a seperate room to her husband, because Mr King is allergic to cats.

The family is planning on keeping the kitten according to KOIN, however there has been a lot of interest from other people saying they would like to adopt Biscuit.

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