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Kitten Born With Two Faces Has Sadly Died

Kitten Born With Two Faces Has Sadly Died

An American family has revealed their two-faced kitten has died.

Biscuits and Gravy was born last week and wasn't given very long to live due to its condition.

Nearly four days after coming into the world, the feline lost its battle.

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The cat was one of six to be born at the King family's home in Oregon. They set up a Facebook page to keep everyone updated with the kitten and have revealed their heartache at losing it.

A statement posted on the page said: "Biscuits and Gravy is definitely a gift, God allowed this little miracle to come into our lives for some reason.

"My hope and prayer is that Jesus' love and sacrifice is shown through this little life. The sacrifice we are giving to try and give this little one a chance pales in comparison to the sacrifice Jesus gave for each one of us. Biscuits is a miracle but so is each one of us."

Cats born with two faces are known as Janus cats, after the Roman god with two faces, but they ordinarily aren't known to survive for more than a day.

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Credit: NBC/KOIN
Credit: NBC/KOIN

Biscuits and Gravy could meow out of one mouth while stuffing its face with food using the other.

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But because its head was so large, it had some difficulty in supporting itself and standing up.

Kyla King worked hard to feed it herself to give the two-faced kitten the best possible shot at surviving.

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Another statement on Facebook said: "[Biscuits and Gravy] was born with the longest of odds and by living nearly four days, he beat those odds."

In a previous post, the Kings said that despite eating loads of food, the cat wasn't growing in size like a normal feline.

Credit: Biscuits and Gravy/Facebook
Credit: Biscuits and Gravy/Facebook

"I wish I hadn't said that we wished he was eating more," the statement continued. "That prompted many of you to tell us what we were doing wrong. The fact is he was eating very well.

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"What I meant was we wished he could put on weight. He ate a lot, and he peed and pooped a lot. He just didn't grow. It's hard work for a little guy like him to support a large head with two complete faces.

"We thank all of you who have been so kind, prayed, and wished the best for Biscuits and Gravy. So many of you care and wanted to follow his progress, and said some very nice things to and about us. We will never forget your kindness!"

While Janus cats don't last very long, there was one that managed to live to 15 and is entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

RIP Biscuits and Gravy.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.