Trancing rabbits is the action of placing rabbits on their back to induce a paralysis known as tonic immobility or apparent death. The action is also known as the immobility response, hypnosis, or the freeze response.
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- HopperHome, Hypnotizing or Trancing Rabbits: Not a Calm Experience
- Bunny World Foundation, Is it OK to put a rabbit on his back?
- bunnyhugga, Hypnotising or trancing a rabbit by laying it on its back
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- Wildpro, DM. Clipping claws - using hypnosis
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- AmSci, Stanley C. Ratner, Hypnotic Reactions of Rabbits
- Wikipedia, Apparent Death
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