Speed-dating sessions for bunnies!

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New York, Mar 1 (ANI): Dating is no longer restricted to humans, for bunnies are now practicing the same, thanks to New York's Rabbit Rescue and Rehab.

Two bunnies, Phyllis and Irving, met through Rabbit Rescue and Rehab's dating sessions and now live happily together at home in Manhattan.

"They groom each and snuggle together, and when I announce mealtime, they run around and leapfrog over each other with excitement," the New York Daily News quoted freelance writer Kristen Ott, owner of the rescued rabbits, as saying.

Cindy Stutts, a volunteer at Rabbit Rescue and Rehab, the New York chapter of the House Rabbit Society, said that rabbits can live perfectly happy lives as singles, but the social animals prefer being in pairs.

Since rabbits are territorial, there is a better chance of having a happily bonded pair if the bunny gets to choose his own partner.

Stutts holds speed-dating sessions in a neutral territory and monitors body language to assess if the bunnies, who are all spayed and neutered, are getting along.

Grooming and eating together is a sign of instant attraction, butinstant aggression means the date is over. (ANI)

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