Two pets from Western Pennsylvania have advanced to the finals of the Cadbury Bunny competition.
One of two pets in Western Pennsylvania could be the next Cadbury Bunny for Hershey.
The animals are competing for the title of Best Furry or Feathered Friend in a Hershey commercial for Cadbury Creme Eggs, one of the most popular Easter chocolates. The winner receives a $5,000 award in addition to appearing in a commercial.
It's down to the final ten from thousands of entries, and two of them are from Western Pennsylvania.
Skeeter, a blue Pacific Parrotlet from Pittsburgh, is described as being the size and color of a blue Easter egg on the contest's website. The chatty bird, according to his entry, has the demeanor of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Hermitage is represented in the competition by Reese, a 2-year-old Biro dog with a "chocolate colored coat to fit his love of Cadbury." The puppy models for a variety of animal rescue organizations on a regular basis.
On the Bunny Tryouts website, people can vote for their favorite animal once a day until March 22 and learn more about the contenders.
Will O' Wisp, a white cat from Texas with thumbs, Eclipse, a bunny from New York, and Sprinkles, a sugar glider from Utah are among the other candidates.
Cadbury will donate $5,000 to the ASPCA, plus an additional $5,000 for every 5,000 votes received, up to a total of $20,000.
In 1983, the first Cadbury rabbit commercial aired.