Kitten Born With Two Faces, One Body
Kitten Has Not Nursed Since Birth
POSTED: 2:58 pm EDT July 12, 2006
UPDATED: 5:52 pm EDT July 12, 2006
GROVE CITY, Ohio -- A bizarre act of nature was found in Grove City Wednesday -- a kitten was born with two faces.
The kitten was born Wednesday morning. It has two mouths that meow in unison, two noses and four eyes that have not opened yet, NBC 4's Mike Bowersock reported.
"I was playing outside in the rain. Once I came in, I saw a two-faced cat my mom was picking up. That's how I knew there was a two-faced cat," said Charles Roberts, the cat's owner.
Roberts said he hasn't decided on a name for the kitten yet, but said he wants to name it Tiger.
There are two other kittens from the litter, but there was only one cat born with two faces.
Charles said that the fact that the kitten has two faces does not bother him. What does bother him is that the kitten has not nursed since it was born.
"I think he's cute, but I don't think he's going to live because he hasn't been chewing," Roberts said.
Dr. Shane Bateman with The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital said a two-faced kitten is extremely rare and there's no real explanation as to why it would have happened.
The owner told Bowersock that shortly before 5 p.m., the kitten began nursing.
well can't they kind of try to encourage it to nurse or something instead of just wondering about it not nursing? I bet some cat lover would take very good care of it and it would have a chance at least to live? Also if they can keep it alive I bet it would be worth something wouldn't it?