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Newt does Yoga! Or maybe unken reflex?

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So this morning I saw my newt eft crawl out of his hide and literally raise up off his front legs and do an "Upward Facing Newt" pose! Then I realized that maybe he was performing the unken reflex, though I'd have no idea what startled him. I was only passing by the tank and happened to notice this.

Has anyone else seen their newt do this? Anyways, though I'd share since it looked so neat
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I have seen one of my c orientals do this when feeding from tweezers. He was really excited for some blood worms that day
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he must have thought you looked peckish
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I agree with the others. Probably got excited for food once it noticed you!
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