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Trancing is the use of the natural fear state of prey animals to go into a near death-like state in order to convince predators that they are dead and should stop being attacked. This is called tonic immobility or TI for short.

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Is trancing due to fear, or vice versa?

My rabbit is virtually fearless. He does not run from cats or running cars, showing curiosity instead. (The one time he got up close and sniffed a cat, he did become startled and put a couple meters ...
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Can trancing a rabbit have cumulative negative effects?

Trancing a rabbit (See How do I trance my rabbit?) is used as a method for controlling the pet while doing some grooming to scent glands and toenails. I have received some questions about possible, ...
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How do I trance my rabbit?

I have heard that you can trance a rabbit to help with tasks such as nail clipping and cleaning the underside. Is doing this safe for my rabbit? How do I do it? Are there other applications where ...