~ Betty ~
A couple of years ago, Betty was welcomed into her forever home. In the time they’ve been together, Betty and her human have formed a special bond and have impacted each other’s lives so much.
Before Betty, her human and their roommate already had several frogs. One day, they went to a pet store and met a small Australian White’s Tree Frog. They immediately fell in love with her. They had enough room for one more froggy friend and so adopted her and named her Betty.
Betty’s human struggles with anxiety and when they went to university, it unfortunately got worse. Having Betty was immensely helpful. She helped so much to ease her human’s anxiety and to bring a bit of joy to each day. As well as this, Betty’s calm demeanour and having her to care for was also hugely beneficial.
Earlier in 2021, Betty was entered in the annual Cadbury Bunny Competition. This receives a lot of entries each year, and after a long process, Betty was named a semifinalist. Betty and her human were to put together a short video on why she would be the best Cadbury Bunny. It wasn’t long before the results were in and Betty was named the winner!
With the prize money, Betty’s human used this towards their first semester of graduate school. Following the competition, Betty became a local celebrity and received a lot of attention from new and radio stations. Not only was she named the 2021 Cadbury Bunny, but she is the first amphibian ever to win the competition.
Because of Betty’s rise to fame, her human felt it was time to start an Instagram page for her – which has since amassed over 5,000 followers! On her page, they share photos of Betty in her day-to-day life and spreading awareness about frogs. It means a lot to her human as they get a lot of messages about how Betty brought a bit of happiness to someone’s day or was able to cheer someone up.
Betty is certainly a natural model and loves to pose for photos while her humans takes them. She loves to pose with inspirational quotes and the occasional hat. This is something that always brings Betty and her human joy, it’s time they can simply enjoy each other’s company.
To Betty’s human, Betty represents being unique and embracing this. Being named the Cadbury Bunny has helped to spread that message. It’s obvious how much Betty means to her human and how much joy she brings to those around her.