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Playing dead or deep sleep?

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This morning I fed my axies some blood worms, Norbert had a snap at lottie as she passed him which freaked her out a bit and she swam away to a safe spot and went stiff, I decided to give her a gentle nudge after a while as she still hadn't moved and nothing she was solid, so I tried again and still she stayed solid, I thought I'd wait and see just in case and then Norbert decided to push passed her to get to more food and she moved! I was so relieved, usually when I gently nudge them they move. Could she have been playing dead after Norbert snapped her or could she have been sleeping?



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When mine sleep they REALLY sleep!



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One of mine has freaked before and swam straight into the glass wall, I thought he was dead but he just knocked himself out and was fine in an hour lol.



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Just another one of their traits that makes your anxiety go into over drive! It's perfectly normal...if not slightly terrifying!



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Ive read a few stories od Axies doing the same after being "startled" .. They do certainly keep us guessing



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Where would the fun be in an animal that always looks 'alive'



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One of mine did this and I nudged her a few times without any response. Then I dropped some food in front of her face. Out of nowhere she just snaps it out of thin water!
I think they enjoy seeing us freak out



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