Fainting Kittens

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January 03, 2011 | 57,396 views

Charlie and Spike are kittens with myotonia congenita, also 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. Myotonia congenita in cats is extremely rare, and the kittens are healthy and normal in every other way. Typically, this condition does not affect lifespan or health in cats.