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The Saga of the Twisty Legged Kitten

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Hi Everyone!

I thought you'd like to join me on my journey with a newborn baby who was born with twisted legs... Oddly enough, it happens-- being crammed in the womb with multiple kittens can create some strange situations and for this little F5 baby boy, his hind legs are a bit crazy.

Advice from many breeders as well as reading up on this situation on the internet tells me his legs should recover just fine, but it's hard to believe when you see how crooked the one is!

So I thought I'd try to take pics and update you as he grows :) We are looking for name suggestions- strong baby boy names :D

This first pic isn't the greatest, but it's hard to take pics of because he keeps them into his belly due to their odd shape.
 

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Carykd7kau

Reincarnated cat Moderator
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I had a yellow tabby kitten born on my bed with some problems, but he recovered fine. I had to bottle feed him. He used to crawl in circles till he was a few weeks old. And I used to call him my king. I named him Arthur for King Arthur. His sister was Guinevere. We had a DSH stray that was Lancelot and my last kitty to lose was Merlin.
Your little guy is royalty if I have ever seen it.
 
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I had a yellow tabby kitten born on my bed with some problems, but he recovered fine. I had to bottle feed him. He used to crawl in circles till he was a few weeks old. And I used to call him my king. I named him Arthur for King Arthur. His sister was Guinevere. We had a DSH stray that was Lancelot and my last kitty to lose was Merlin.
Your little guy is royalty if I have ever seen it.
Awww! Good job taking care of the little fella! Yeah, everything I am reading and hearing says that it will eventually self correct or worse case-- need a brace that shouldn't be too gosh darn awful. It's amazing to think the body can self-correct something as strange as this though!

I <3 him to pieces.
 

Carykd7kau

Reincarnated cat Moderator
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Also I saw a Too Cute show where a kitten was born with a bent leg. They splinted it for a few weeks and it straightened out fine. Something about tendons...
 
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Also I saw a Too Cute show where a kitten was born with a bent leg. They splinted it for a few weeks and it straightened out fine. Something about tendons...
It is the ligaments in the leg-- once he starts walking, if it isn't correctin on its own, we'll have to splint :) Hopefully, we don't get to that point, but I wouldn't be surprised.