Is it true they can’t breathe upside down?

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Is it true they can’t breathe upside down?

Postby FlapJack16 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:20 pm

I saw in a YouTube video that if a bearded dragon is flipped all the way upside down (on their back) they can’t breathe because they don’t have a diaphragm.

I would NEVER EVER do this anyways, but I thought it was a sort of interesting animal fact and was curious if anyone knew if it was true or completely ridiculously false.
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Re: Is it true they can’t breathe upside down?

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:28 pm

Here is a thread where someone took the time to do some research on it, it's a good read.

Key is they most likely can, but it's also probably stressful on them to be on their backs.


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