Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fainting goat kittens - original video

They are so precious!

The kittens owner says:

"Charlie and Spike are two kittens with myotonia congenita, otherwise known as 'fainting goat' syndrome. At the slightest sound or movement, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis which lasts about a minute before they return to normal. If a pin drops they drop too. This condition has hardly ever before been diagnosed in a cat, is rarely found in dogs and is more common in goats. The kittens are able to walk, but they cannot run or jump. aside from this they are normal."

These poor little things have since passed away. The black and white kitten, Spike, died on October 27th 2010 from respiratory failure and Charlie the tabby kitten passed on Halloween 2010.

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