Rare two-faced kitten born in Oregon
Updated On: Jun 13 2013 09:37:06 AM CDT
An Oregon family got quite the shock when one of their kittens was born with two faces.
"Deucy," as her owners call her, was born Tuesday morning and is in good health, Portland TV station KGW reported.
She was rejected by her mother and is being fed warmed kitten formula by a syringe every two hours, according to The Guardian.
"We took her to the vet and the vet said that her heartbeat is great and her nervous system reacts the way its supposed to when she's touched," owner Stephanie Durkee told KGW.
Deucy also has rather plush living arrangments at the moment -- a dresser drawer with heating pads and towels.
Two-faced cats are known as Janus cats. While rare, they are not unheard of.
In 2011, a two-faced cat in Worcester, Mass., named Frank and Louie became the longest-living Janus cat on record when he turned 12.
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