Axolotls are nocturnal creatures, and as such, they spend the majority of their time at night resting on the muddy bottoms of lakes and ponds. Their natural habitat provides them with a quiet and peaceful environment for a restful sleep. When they are in a deep sleep, axolotls become motionless and dormant. They may also lose their vibrant colors and become more subdued in appearance.
During the day, they will often seek out food, and as such, they will be active during daylight hours. This is why it’s important to provide them with a comfortable habitat that gives them plenty of places to hide. This will ensure that they are able to get the restful slumber they require to thrive and feel happy and healthy.
While they are resting, axolotls will usually remain motionless at the bottom of their tank or their favorite hiding spot. They will also tuck their head in close to their body, which can be an indication that they are sleeping or resting. It’s important to note that axolotls do not have eyelids, so they will not be able to blink during this time.
In order to help your axolotl sleep well, it is best to keep their water temperature at a cool and stable level. This will prevent them from overheating during their slumber and will also support a consistent and dark environment, which is the perfect conditions for them to sleep.