She Only Has Two Legs But Roux The Kitten Is A Big Social Media Star.

A two-legged kitten is taking social media by storm after racking up an impressive 50,000-strong Instagram following, only a month after her account was set up.

Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux, or just Roux to her friends, was rescued at an animal shelter by Jackie Deak Akey in New Orleans in October 2014. She had been “surrendered” after a congenital abnormality led to her being born without her front two legs.

However, as Jackie told MeowBox, the deformity has done nothing to prevent the one-year-old kitten from leading a happy life. (Click through for the video.)

1. Two-legged kitten Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux Hendrickson Deak Akey, or just Roux to her friends, has amassed an impressive following on Instagram, gaining more than 50,000 followers in just a month.

Roux The Kitten May Only Have Two Legs But She Is A Big Social Media Star.

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Jackie said:

Roux has adapted her special walk by not just walking on her back paws but by keeping the lowest portion of her hind legs flat for more balance, like a kangaroo.

Her nubs swing back and forth while she walks but they do not touch the ground.

When she wants to move quickly or play (her favorite move is to run after and tackle her sister Graybee) she hops with both back legs in unison like a rabbit. She can move very fast when she wants to!

Jackie adds that Roux may have to be fitted eventually with prosthetic legs, especially if her hopping begins to take a toll on her back, but at present her “back legs are quite strong and she can leap impressively high”.

Despite her disabilities, Roux is no different from any other feline and loves doing many of the same things four-legged cats do, Jackie says. She explains:

Roux likes eating, sleeping, stretching her nubs, stretching her back legs, hogging bed space, chin scratches, propping her nubs on various things like chair rungs, begging for more treats, pouncing on her sister Graybee, flinging her little mouse toy with her mouth, watching the fish tank, bird watching out the window, and giving scratchy tongue kisses on my nose.

Yet, it is Roux’s unmatched hopping skills which have earned her such an impressive Instagram following, which in a single month has grown to 50,200.

Each photo and video of Roux on Instagram is full of praise, as fans are leaving dozens of comments to compliment both the kitten’s sweet personality and her owner’s dedication to her happiness. One user commented on a recent picture:

I seriously just love this sweety, thank you for sharing her with us! So freaking adorable!

Another added:

You have such a beautiful cat and she’s like the greatest gem i ever seen so far.

She’s lucky to have a saint like u looking after her. I’m glad this special kitty is in good hands.

Another comenter wrote:

Absolutely in love with ur page glad to see such caring people that love there pets no matter what! Nice to have people like you in this world.

Sources: Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux, MeowBox.

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