Can Bearded Dragons Get High? – Realism vs Reality
Well, here’s a question I never thought I would never be answering, but yet again these marvellous questions keep coming in. Im taking this questions as people wondering if if bearded dragons are actually capable of getting high. Not the fact that they want to try get their pet high.
Many people are unsure whether reptile can get high, and this article is going to relate directly with cannabis. As we know, cannabis has been tested and proven to have medicinal advantages. But can bearded dragons get high.
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The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Humans have a system within their bodies called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is a biological system which is composed of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptor proteins which are expressed throughout the vertebrate central venous system. And by stimulating this system is thought to help reduce pain and decreases inflammations.
And just like humans, reptile also have an Endocannabinoid System.
Many people seem to enjoy the feeling they get from smoking cannabis. However this is not the case for reptiles and many other animals for that matter. When this system is stimulated, bearded dragons become extremely disorientated and they begin to slow down until barely moveable with possible vomitting. This is not an enjoyable experience for bearded dragons.
There is believed to be no medicinal benefit for bearded dragons from cannabis, unlike what has been researched and found for the human body. Just like dogs, cannabis for bearded dragons is thought to cause serious poisoning, resulting in uncontrollable and irregular vomiting, seizures and in the most severe cases, death.
If you are trying this to amuse yourself, then you really need to rethink what you are doing, and if you’re actually worthy of owning a pet at all. However if you’re searching for medicinal advice and advantages then I can see where you are coming from, but still not advised.
With that said, I would always recommend to seek professional advise from your local veterinarian.