27/08/2012 09:43 BST | Updated 27/08/2012 11:06 BST

Chimera Cat Called Venus Has 'Two Faces' (PICTURES, VIDEO)

There’s no denying she’s a beautiful animal, but trying to hold this cat’s gaze is a somewhat disconcerting experience.

Meet Venus, the chimera cat that has taken the internet by storm.

Venus’s face is half black and half calico and heterochromia has given her one blue eye and one green.

"This little split face cat looked like a combo of the 2 cats I currently had (and still have)," says Venus's owner on the cat's Facebook page.

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"As tiny as she is she likes to pick the giant pieces of food from the dog food bowl rather than eat her cat food and when the dogs come up she looks at them like ‘um yeah don’t even think about it.’ She’s the smallest animal of 5 but rules roost & doesn’t take any crap from the other animals."

Venus, who is known as a chimera cat because of her genetic composition, went viral earlier this month when someone posted a photo to social news site Reddit.


A few days later, the cat was well on her way to becoming a bona fide internet celebrity, with her Facebook page ratcheting up close to 36,000 "likes".

"She's as sweet as can be....gentle, loving, and has this little tiny kitten like "meow" even though she is 3 now. She acts like a big baby in the way that she loves to be babied. She doesn't bother any furniture with her claws and uses a scratching post. She does not have one single bad habit......she's perfect!" says a post on Venus's Facebook page.

Check out more images of Venus below:

Venus The Chimera Cat