Meet The Rare and Unique Two-headed Little Kitten With the Cutest Name Ever
There are many deformities people and animals can be born with. One of them is having two faces or two heads. Today, we have the adorable story of a kitten born with this rare condition. He is tiny, adorable, and has two faces. Learn what the owners of this kitten had to face and how they take special care of a baby like this. This is a very rare disorder and had this kitten not been born to this loving family, he would have probably not survived.
1Meet Biscuits and Gravy
Meet baby Biscuits and Gravy, an adorable kitten born with two names as it has two heads. This type of cat with two faces is known as a “Janus” cat. Janus was the name of a Roman god who had two faces. One of those faces would look into the past while the other looked into the future.
2These kittens are rare
These kittens are very rare as their survival rate is very less. Most of these animals born with two heads do not survive for more than one day, especially cats. Prior to this a cat named Frank who was also born with two faces defied the odds and lived for 15 years and even appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2006.
3How does this happen?
This rare condition is known as ‘polycephaly’. This comes from Greek mythology where a polycephalic organism can be two or more beings with a shared body. Two-headed animals are called bicephalic or dicephalic while the rare three-headed animals are called tricephalic. This may be part of mythology but these can easily be seen in real life as well.
4These animals rarely survive
When born in the wild, animals like these rarely survive due to their condition. But since Biscuits and Gravy was born to the King family and has a household to live in, he has got a better chance at survival. But, the King family has to take all the responsibility of the baby. Special care is required in these cases.
5The special care required
The special care required here to keep Biscuits and Gravy alive is to feed him every two hours. The family had to take up duties as new parents to this adorable kitten. According to the family, they have alarms set for every two hours to feed him during the night.