In q previous post, Hispanioland showed us a picture of the fake dead behavior by Anolis distichus. This year I breed my pair of Anolis sagrei and I have several offspring.
I can see that this behavior is rather common among the offspring, and I partially filmed it in the following video. I didn’t see the same behavior in my other anoles species. Maybe only for trunk-ground species?
In which species have you seen this behavior ?
In this case, the offspring begins to stiffen, twists and falls to the ground. Then, he opens his mouth and stops breathing. The limbs are tense as a dead person. When the young are put back to safety (some seconds later), the individual “awakes.”