Two-Faced Kitten Is Battling the Odds and Melting Hearts

Posted by Jason Sarna
two-faced cat
Image via Facebook

Bettie Bee is anything but ordinary.

Born in Eastern Cape, South Africa on December 12, 2017, Bettie Bee was set to be put down; however, according to the Dodo, the kitten's feisty nature made the owner decide to hold off.

To keep up with the attention the unique kitten has been receiving, Bettie Bee's owner created the kitten's own Facebook page.

"I have created this page for Bettie Bee, not for fame, but because of the high demand from people to see her progress and too many strangers on my personal profile. So everyone who sent me messages and friend requests to follow BB can like this page."

The first video shows Bettie Bee at only six days old. Meet Bettie Bee:

6 days today

Posted by Bettie Bee on Monday, December 18, 2017

Another video of the special needs cat was posted at one week old:

Bettie Bee is 1 week today, a very content baby with a full tummy

Posted by Bettie Bee on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Eleven days old:

Sleepy baby, 11 days today

Posted by Bettie Bee on Saturday, December 23, 2017

And finally, here's the two-faced cat at two weeks old:

Bettie Bee is still doing great, 2 weeks today and eyes are open

Posted by Bettie Bee on Monday, December 25, 2017

As the videos show, Bettie Bee appears to be thriving - sleeping, moving, and gaining weight like any normal kitten. She is also melting hearts all throughout the world with her cute faces and inspiring story of survival. It would be great to watch this unique little kitten grow into a healthy adult.

A cat born with two faces is a rare condition, but it happens. There is even another nickname for the oddity: the Janus Cat, named after the two-faced Roman god. Bettie Bee suffers from craniofacial duplication, or diprosopus, which means that the two faces each belonged to a different organism in the womb. Another name for this is conjoined twinning. 


To keep up with Bettie Bee's progress, be sure to follow her on Facebook.

Have you ever seen a two-faced kitten? Let us know in the comments.

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Two-Faced Kitten Is Battling the Odds and Melting Hearts