If you enjoyed seeing our adorable bunnies or got some helpful
information from our site, please consider donating a buck for
the bunnies, a deuce for the darlings, a fin for the fuzzballs,
a sawbuck for the softies, or any amount you wish.
It may not seem like much to you, but it means the world to our
buns, who sometimes need
(you may donate to sponsor one or more of our bunnies that need help with specific medical conditions)
3 Bunnies Rabbit Rescue, Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit
organization dependent on donations to help us rescue unwanted
domestic rabbits and educate the public on rabbit care. We are a network of
foster homes located in New England and New York.
3 BUNNIES ADOPTS TO INDOOR HOMES ONLY!!
Adoption donations: (to help with spay/neuter and other expenses)
Online adoption application
The primary goals of 3 Bunnies are:
To rescue abandoned,
unwanted, and abused rabbits without prejudice to age, gender, breed,
type, or other issues; to provide foster care; to spay and neuter; to
provide medical and rehabilitative care; to find permanent quality
indoor homes for them;
To educate the public and assist humane societies, animal control
officers, and other rescues, in teaching proper rabbit care to the
To reduce, primarily by public education, the number of rabbits
abandoned at shelters and / or turned loose when no longer wanted.
3 Bunnies Rabbit Rescue, Inc
P.O. Box 380605
East Hartford, CT 06138-0605
Daves's Soda & Pet City
Come visit Dave's Soda & Pet City
151 Springfield St
Agawam, MA 01001
Dave's graciously helps promote rabbit adoption by supporting 3
Bunnies Rabbit Rescue, Inc.'s efforts to save rabbits in need and
find them loving adoptive indoor homes.
Just For Fun
Did You Know?
This one just begs for a caption and I can't resist...
Rare Form Of Shedding Finally Proven True!
This stop-action image shows a very rare form of shedding that few
rabbits are known to do, and is referred to in the vernacular as "exploding" or
(the technical term is "hypervelocitous defollicurization").
It has only rarely been witnessed and was considered to be an urban legend,
until this image was captured on video for the very first time.
With two rabbits simultaneously exploding, it is now theorized
that the trigger is pheromonal or otherwise olfactory in nature. This
image shows two short-haired rabbits shedding their winter coats in
preparation for warmer weather. The entire process takes about a
millisecond (1/1000th of a second).
Using a digital video camera feeding 1000 frames/second to a remote
computer, we were able to capture this image as they are in the middle of
simultaneously completely shedding their entire coats in preparation for a seasonal
change in temperature. The fur has been known to reach speeds approaching
1000 feet per second (LIDAR measured this event with a top speed
registering 688 Mph) and can embed itself in solid objects such as
wood and even cement. This bench was mostly destroyed during this event, as was the
background latticework, and the ground beneath the bench actually had small craters lined
with pressure-solidified fur just after this image was captured. The
camera was also destroyed by the flying fur and resulting shockwave, and we are
still trying to get an image of these two rabbits with their summer coats (very short fur).
An unpredicted and untold side effect of this method of shedding, which contributed
to the notion that such a phenomena was but an urban legend, is
that it is also very loud. No one who ever claimed to have witnessed
"explosive shedding" ever said anything about the sound or the damage caused in
the immediate area.
It basically makes its own thunder as the high-speed
fur creates a very low pressure system at the center which sucks the higher
pressure air surrounding it back to the center, and the collision of the much
higher-pressure air releases approximately 110 dB of sound pressure.
SPL (Sound Pressure Level) measurement of this event showed a maximum of
108 dB at exactly one meter.
The lack of more widespread accounts of this method of shedding is now
believed to be due to the fact that such witnesses may have been gravely injured or killed by
the flying fur or subsequent shockwave, and thus unable to describe it to anyone else.
It is also possible that the shockwave (which precedes the actual sound pressure)
may have caused the destruction of the inner ear which prevented any witnesses from
actually hearing the event.
Special thanks to
Dulci & Lucia
for allowing the camera and tripod to so rudely just
stand so close to them and stare at them all
day. Such nerve.
is currently in a happy place where everything is padded and he gets
to eat whatever he wants with a plastic spoon.