In a segment with vet Dr Scott Miller’s on Friday (22 January), Yvette called up to ask about her Sapphic small mammal.
She said: “This is a little awkward, two girls, two sisters, same litter, little bunnies. I got them when they were about nine or 10 weeks old.”
She explained that the two rabbits, named Hovis and Willow, got into a “huge fight” one day, so Yvette separated them.
“However,” she continued, “now at 21 weeks… Hovis is mounting Willow continually and chasing her round the run.”
The concerned woman said she had “looked up online” how to prevent the humping, but had only found advice on telling the bunnies off in a “stern voice”.
Her question to Miller was: “Is my rabbit a lesbian?”
The vet seemed uncomfortable, but started his answer brilliantly: “A lot of animals can be gay, about 1,500 species of animals are known to show homosexual behaviour so it’s all very, very natural. Love is love.”
However, he explained that Hovis the rabbit is not likely to actually be a lesbian, and that the mounting was more aggressive than sexual.
He said: “In this particular case it’s territorial – two animals, two sisters, sharing the same room are going to fight.
“They’re going to want a bit of extra space and female rabbits, more than male rabbits, are more territorial as they’re the ones who are going to protect their burrow.”
Miller said that once the rabbits had been spayed, the humping would like cease.
Viewers, however, declared Hovis the lesbian rabbit the “gay agenda”.
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Another wrote: “Is my rabbit a lesbian? I dunno, is it wearing comfortable shoes?”
One Twitter user made a very good point, writing: “Well even if her rabbit is a lesbian I don’t see what the problem is. Just buy her a new female mate.
“They can have sex as much as they want because you won’t wind up with lots of little bunnies as a result. I say that’s win win for the owner and the rabbit.”