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Thai Kitten Born With Two Heads Faces A Fight To Survive

Thai Kitten Born With Two Heads Faces A Fight To Survive

A tiny kitten is fighting hard to stay alive after being born with two heads.

The cat was delivered via caesarean section in Ratchaburi, central Thailand, last Monday night (9 December) and required CPR to make it through the first moments of its life.

Now, the small cat - or should it be cats? - is in a battle to stay alive.

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The owner, 52-year-old Chabaprai Nilpet, describes her miracle pet as a 'lucky charm'. She's even given it two names. She's called them Ngern and Thong, which translates as money and gold.

Basically, Chabaprai returned home on Monday night to find her cat Snow was having difficulties giving birth.

It's had a tough start, that's for sure. Credit: ViralPress
It's had a tough start, that's for sure. Credit: ViralPress

The Persian cat had already given birth to one healthy kitten, but there were still two more to come and her owner rushed her off to see the vet to get it all sorted out.

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Snow has already had four litters of kittens, but - perhaps unsurprisingly - this is the first time that she's given birth to one with two heads.

Anyway, the vet performed an emergency c-section and brought the two-headed kitten into the world.

The cat, which only has one heart and one set of lungs, had to receive CPR because it was so weak. Amazingly, they kept it alive and she's now at home with her brother and sister.

Proud mum Snow. Credit: ViralPress
Proud mum Snow. Credit: ViralPress

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Chabaprai has been feeding the two heads with a tin syringe, because the kitten is not able to drink her mother's milk.

The owner said: "I love cats so much and have been raising them for more than 10 years.

"This is the fourth litter by my beloved Snow, but it was the first time that she has given birth to a two-headed kitten."

The kitten had CPR after birth to keep it alive. Credit: Viral Press
The kitten had CPR after birth to keep it alive. Credit: Viral Press
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She continued: "I have tried to look at this positively, like they are a lucky charm, because it was so unusual.

"The kitten needs to be fed by syringe and needs regular chest rubs to spur the internal organs, but I will try my best to help them stay alive.

"I love cats and my experience of raising them will help to keep care for this one."

Let's hope it keeps on fighting. Credit: ViralPress
Let's hope it keeps on fighting. Credit: ViralPress
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Animals born with more than one head are known as polycephalic. It'll come as no surprise to learn that it's really rare, and even rarer for them to survive.

Let's hope that, in this case, two heads actually turn out to be better than one.

Featured Image Credit: ViralPress

Topics: Interesting, Weird, Animals

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]