Kitten born with Two Faces

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Oregon Cat Born With Two Faces
(06-16) 19:57 PDT Roseburg, Ore. (AP) --

A newborn kitten recently entered the world with two faces and, hopefully, at least nine lives. Gemini was born Sunday with two mouths, two tongues, two noses and four eyes.

"I kind of feel sorry for her, because I can't know for a fact if she's going to live or die," its owner, Lee Bluetear of Glide, told the (Roseburg) News-Review. "If she makes it, she should be a perfectly normal and healthy cat. Other than having two faces."

Roseburg veterinarian Alan Ross, who examined the kitten on Tuesday, said he can't estimate the kitten's life span. He said when he first saw the kitten, he wouldn't have given her more than a 10 percent chance of survival.

"With the three of our veterinarians here, we have a combined total of 50 years of experience," Ross said. "We have never seen anything like this."

Bluetear, 40, said Gemini is much stronger and drinking more milk than in its first few days. Ross said that if the kitten does survive, it might need surgery to remove the extra tissue in between its two mouths.

Bluetear has been breeding different kinds of animals, starting with dogs, since 1980. Roughly three years ago, she discovered a litter of smaller than normal kittens she calls "miniature cats."

She now has plans to market the miniature cats, which grow to about 4 pounds, on the Internet.

Gemini was born to a miniature mother and a full-size father.

"Everybody is totally amazed that this thing exists," Bluetear said.

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Xionide

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It's happened before. Unless its the same one I saw on the news like 10 years ago.
 

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My buddy grew up on a dairy farm and saw a two-headed calf being born. They killed it immediately, but he won't eat dairy no more.
 

Eli

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Originally posted by: notfred
If I had been the one that found it, I would have had it put down.
Why?

At least they took it to the vet first. It sounds like it's normal, other than having two faces.

I am curious though, if it simply has two faces(one brain).. or if it is actually two heads.. IE: two seperate brains.
 

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Originally posted by: alien42
its just a siamese twin, not like it doesnt happen to humans or any other animal.

lori and dori

No, thats 2 individual heads (2 brains) on 2 individual bodies connected some how.

This is a single creature with 2 faces and 1 brain.
 

Xionide

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Originally posted by: alien42
its just a siamese twin, not like it doesnt happen to humans or any other animal.

lori and dori

And I thought country music couldn't be any worse until I heard one of those bitches sing. Imagine a whole symphony where all they play is forks on chalk boards.