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Hey all,

I'm having to give my bosc monitor oral antibiotics (and a little shringed food) at the moment. This lead to a discussion with my partner : Is there a risk of him inhaling the force-fed solution ?

The internet has suggested that squamates breath and swallow through different parts of the mouth, so can't choke and won't inhale fluids. But I've also heard that monitors use gular movement to help them breathe better than other non-predatory species - suggesting (to my uneductated mind) that those big throats can be applied alternately to the task of eating, or breathing. So what's the truth ?

And do I need to take any precautions to ensure he doesn't choke ?

Curious and concerned :)
 
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