Hunt is on for pet performer

DOES your rabbit look radiant? Is your chinchilla cute? Or do you think your guinea pig is simply gorgeous?

Then your animal could be the face of a pet food company’s 2012 national advertising.

Owners will also feature in Burgess Excel’s campaign to highlight its vet-recommended food for fibrevores.

Like many television talent shows, a panel of judges will short-list the top five entries who will be sent into the final round.

The pet and owner with the most online votes will win the star prize, £500 cash and a year’s supply of Burgess Excel.

To enter the competition, email a video or photograph of you and your pet – along with an explanation detailing why your pet should be selected – to by Monday, August 29.

The judges will be marking pets and their owners in five key areas: environment, behaviour, diet, companionship and health.