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Thu, Apr 2 | By Amy Lieberman | 189

MILFORD, Conn. -- With double sniffing abilities, a special rabbit at a Connecticut pet store has been deemed too good to sell. Purr-Fect Pets Inc., located in Milford, is committed to finding its two-nosed baby dwarf rabbit a h… more ›

Two-Nosed Bunny Needs a Name
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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

From a possible exposure to pesticides???? How terrible. Makes me even happier my lawn is chemical-free.

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sarah c.
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sarah c.
5 years ago

Sigh. This story is really sad. I really wonder why the breeders did not notice that the bunny had two noses....probably because they have been cooped up in the bunny mill. And why are the buns being transported in bags??? That is alarming.
I wish pet stores wouldn't sell buns, and breeders should have to adhere to stricter laws and much stricter code of ethics.

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Tara V.
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Tara V.
5 years ago

Poor bunny! He is still really cute and I hope he finds an appropriate home!

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Stephanie
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Stephanie
5 years ago

I hope the bunny finds a caring home.

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Em C.
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Em C.
5 years ago

Also the store manager says "BAGS" of bunnies. Does he mind elaborating on that and tell us why they come in bags?
I also want to know why this guy is proclaimed the Bunny Master.
Also another example quote: " he was the last one I pulled out of the bag......."
Why was the bunny in a BAG in the first place?
This article makes me so angry to see how people do not get how bad things are that we have two nosed bunnies. That isn't right people!!!

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Em C.
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Em C.
5 years ago

This story is not a oh how neat story,this is a wake up call. That bunny would be normal if it wasn't for careless breeders and and pet stores who buy anything they can sell. That poor bunny is not a cool animal to be admired that animal should have people feel bad for him and think about pets shops and back yard breeders. Unfortunately this is only the beginning of the mutations and this bunny had to be an example. Hopefully a nice caring person will get this rabbit and love it not have it just to be a collector of weird mutations or some lame want to be cool person's new show and tell object.

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Mylima
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Mylima
5 years ago

Wow! ,... amazing story but so true ... many animals have double of something for some reason ... its happening more now than before ... but ... this bunny is so adorable ... I hope he gets a good home with a great name ... How about Nomi? ... sounds cute!

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
5 years ago

I am really disappointed that Zootoo ran this story without any commentary as to the inhumaneness of selling live animals at pet stores--haven't we read enough puppy mill stories! The owner of the store notes that the "breeder came in with these two BAGS of rabbits and like I ALWAYS do, I took them in the back and checked them out...."Bags of rabbits, bunnies sold in far too many cases to ignorant or irresponsible people, all for a buck! This two-nosed bunny isn't something to be marveled at, it is something to cry about!

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Mary Sue D.
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Mary Sue D.
5 years ago

Will he ever get a name?

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Renee D.
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Renee D.
5 years ago

Any names yet?

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Norrie
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Norrie
5 years ago

Just curious, did he ever get a name?

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Amber I.
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Amber I.
5 years ago

This story disgusts me. They are making a big deal out of a bunny with a birth defect that likely happened from breeding bad lines and in-breeding way too much. I can't stand pet stores that sell live animals. It's not improving the breed, lengthening life span, or anything good - it's just supporting the mass over population of animals. I'm saddened that they made a contest out of this. Breeding mills need stopped. However, it's much more fun to get bunnies with two noses than to stop cruelty..................(sarcasm). And WHY are the buns transported in bags??? omg?? How EVIL. I would never support that pet store.

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John H.
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John H.
5 years ago

I agree the bags part is sickening. But years ago, animals with defects I am sure were put down. At least now they arent.

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
5 years ago

I agree. This is a very disturbing story. Most people don't realize how quickly bunnies can reproduce and how big of a back yard breeding ring it really is. I worked at a pet store and our bunnies came from a handful of breeder and we got new bunnies in ALL the time. Most go to ok home, but a lot of these bunnies are released into the wild because people think they'll be ok once the responsibility gets to be too much. Birth defects like shown here happen all the time to more important parts and leads to death. Real cute huh?

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Melissa D.
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Melissa D.
5 years ago

I have to agree with you. Unfortunately its the time of year. Easter time always brings about the sale of more rabbits because parents want to get their children these cute cuddly little "toys." Then once Easter had come and gone the rabbit grows up, the kids loose interest, and there's not always a happy ending. The pet stores definitely just add to the problem. On a less sour note I'm happy the little bunny is doing well, he sure is a cute little thing. I hope he gets well taken care of and has a long happy life.

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kelly s.
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kelly s.
5 years ago

The transportation via bag is not right....as for a name i'd say "Nosers"

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

at first i thought a good name would be nosey but then decided maybe not. it might not be good to play to his deformaty

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Carly T.
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Carly T.
5 years ago

He is sooo cute!!

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Sharon  W.
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Sharon W.
5 years ago

I'd name him, Nosey.

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

Isn't he just the cutest little thing?

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Michele E.
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Michele E.
5 years ago

This is probably a results of bad breeding. I am glad they are committed to finding a good home.

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Krista
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Krista
5 years ago

I wonder if they are both fully functioning?

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Jamie R.
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Jamie R.
5 years ago

Why were the bunnies in bags? That seems a little off to me in terms of proper animal care. Leave it to pet stores though...

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Linda B.
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Linda B.
5 years ago

You're right. That does seem strange. Sounds like they could be piled on top of each other and pity the ones at the bottom.

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Caron W.
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Caron W.
5 years ago

Thats what got me..I had to go back and read that again..What kind of a bag would you transport an animal in? As far as the bunny goes, well thats the way things go..there are all kinds of different deformaties with as many causes. Narrowing it down with this bunny could be quite the task. As long as he is healthy and happy and finds a good home, I guess thats all that matters...:)

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Patricia  C.
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Patricia C.
5 years ago

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

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Andrea D.
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Andrea D.
5 years ago

He is adorable!

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Bella C.
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Bella C.
5 years ago

I love bunnies!

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Bella C.
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Bella C.
5 years ago

Aww hes cute!

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dawn
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dawn
5 years ago

he's cute

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Helena P.
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Helena P.
5 years ago

The bunny is cute but as I read this story I couldn't get over the part where the bunnies are delivered in a BAG? Am I missing something here?

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Julie
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Julie
5 years ago

What an adorable bunny!
This little cutie needs to go to a very special home indeed where he will be well loved and cared for!
I hope they do a good job of screening t find his forever home!

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Meryl O.
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Meryl O.
5 years ago

I hope he finds a really good forever home, and not just an Easter present.

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ashley
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ashley
5 years ago

Its so cute hope it gets a forever home an great one. I used to have a bunny named nibbles cuz he only had 3 legs cuz his mom had chewed off thats what my ag teacher told me. Umm a name.....Sniffs.....Toosey! :)

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Lyndsay
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Lyndsay
5 years ago

i would name him esther

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Jean K.
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Jean K.
5 years ago

He is very cute. I hope he doesn't end up in a shelter like so many "Easter bunnies" do. Snuffy might be a good name for him.

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Judy W.
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Judy W.
5 years ago

What a real cutie!! He's going to be a gorgeous rabbit. Glad they're trying to find him just the right home. I also agree with so many others...why did this person bring these bunnies in bags? How cruel!!

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Patricia  C.
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Patricia C.
5 years ago

A double nosed bunny! How cute! Genetics will play funny tricks sometimes. I wonder if this is a chromosone he can pass on!

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karla w.
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karla w.
5 years ago

a great story, I just wish so many rabbits wasnt sold at easter, alot end up in shelters.

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Bella C.
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Bella C.
5 years ago

All bunnies are cute!

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Evelync
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Evelync
5 years ago

Special

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kerri p.
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kerri p.
5 years ago

Such a cute bunny

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Norrie
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Norrie
5 years ago

I would name him Durante, after the great Jimmy Durante. Sad to hear the bunnies (carried in a BAG?) will probaby be Easter gifts in a week then an unwanted toy next month.

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Stevecat511
5 years ago

First of all, I want to know what kind of reputable breeder would bring bunnies or any other pet (other than snakes) in a bag???? What's up with that?

I commend Bergeron for trying to seek out a specific home for this little cutie! I hope whomever gets him, truly loves, adores and takes care of him. I am sure someone will come up with just the perfect name!

I still cannot believe this person brought the bunnies in a bag! Ugh!

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Kelly C.
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Kelly C.
5 years ago

So sad to hear that the poor bunny was dropped off in a bag like that. At least he will get a good home! I would name him "Schnoz."

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Whickums
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Whickums
5 years ago

Well I suppose the millers extend to bunnies as well.... fabulous.

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Kelly
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Kelly
5 years ago

So this breeder just dumps a bunch of baby bunnies IN A BAG to take them to the pet store! Poor bunnies!!

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
5 years ago

AWWWW!!! I'm sure that he will find a good home...I am always glad to hear that many people are so willing to adopt animals with so-called "defects"! I think those make them even more special!

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Kerramello05
5 years ago

I hope that they do find him a good home.

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Mary K C.
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Mary K C.
5 years ago

Interesting story. The unqueness is cute and special.

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

Cute little bunny

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Alvin & Gretchen
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Alvin & Gretchen
5 years ago

What a cutie!

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
5 years ago

Okay, I don't know why I can't link it. The Associated Press story is titled "Twin Twitchers: Conn. Pet Shop has 2-nosed bunny" I cut and pasted the story below:

MILFORD, Conn. – It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils. The owner of the Purr-Fect Pets shop says he's never seen anything like it in 25 years in the business. He says the bunny eats, drinks and hops around like the rest of the litter.

Beardsley Zoo director Gregg Dancho says the deformity could be the result of too much inbreeding or the parents' exposure to pesticides or poisons.

Store workers have begun a naming contest with Cyrano de Bergerac and Deuce among the contenders so far.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, www.connpost.com

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
5 years ago

i wonder if it could have been an absorbed twin that gave him the extra nose. i know this sort of thing happens regularly

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
5 years ago

For some reason, the link I added to my comment below show up in my comment. Here's another try at it:

news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090402/ap_on_fe_st/odd_two_nosed_bunny

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Kavykeeper
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Kavykeeper
5 years ago

I find it odd that the AP story says that this could be the result of inbreeding, but this article doesn't mention it. When I read this news story, the first thing that came to mind was inbreeding. I wonder where the rabbits came from and if it's a pet mill.

news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090402/ap_on_fe_st/odd_two_nosed_bunny

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Kelly
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Kelly
5 years ago

This was my first thought too & I kept reading expecting to find some mention of it. Thanks for the AP story.

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Stevecat511
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Stevecat511
5 years ago

That's exactly what I thought! Especially, since the breeder had them in a bag! Can you imagine???? No reputable breeder would do that! In fact, the only time I have ever seen that was with snakes!

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