WATCH: Meet the Inglewood duck who thinks it's a cat

MEET Kitty, the orphaned duck who thinks she's a cat.

After being abandoned by her biological mother in late November 2017, Kitty's chances of survival were looking slim.

She'd managed to poke a hole in her egg, but wasn't fast enough to hatch alongside her brothers and sisters at Homebush Farm in Greenup, near Inglewood.

Thankfully, Tamara Altmann was on hand to place her on a heat pack and after some time in the oven, Kitty emerged from her shell. After being looked after for the day, Ms Altmann's partner Phil had the idea of introducing her to Unicorn, the farm's cat, who had just had a litter.

"We placed her in among the kittens while (Uniorn) was feeding them and she just took her under her paw," Ms Altmann said.

From there, Kitty has taken to the feline way of life like a duck to water.

Kitty the duck, with her adoptive family, at Homebush Farm, Greenup. Kitty thinks she is a cat.
Kitty the duck, with her adoptive family, at Homebush Farm, Greenup. Kitty thinks she is a cat. Tamara Altmann

She follows Unicorn and her furry siblings around the farm, and eats cat and duck food.

"We throw her in the pool most afternoons to get her as normal as she can be," Ms Altmann said.

"We tried to let the other ducks out with her the other day and she just looked at them as if to say 'what the hell are you' and ran back to the cat. She didn't want a bar of her family."

Now eight weeks old, Kitty has grown much larger than her furry siblings.

"It looks hilarious now that Kitty is huge and she still tries to fit in with Unicorn and the kittens like she used to," Ms Altmann said.

Homebush Farm is a homestay farm in Greenup. 

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Kitty the duck, with her adoptive family, at Homebush Farm, Greenup. Kitty thinks she is a cat.
Kitty the duck, with her adoptive family, at Homebush Farm, Greenup. Kitty thinks she is a cat. Tamara Altmann


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