Aggressive Towards Reflection

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Aggressive Towards Reflection

Postby MothMantras » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:22 am

Current Tank: 35" length x 17" width x 22" height

Ambient 72 - 80

Basking: 105

Floor: Stone Tile

Has plenty of climbing space, a water dish, a hide

So my beardie (Calcifer) is an adult male. He is extremely aggressive towards his reflection. His beard is constantly black. I have three sides of his enclosure covered with fish tank background on the inside (if I out it outside it does not cut back the reflection as much). I also put a strip of background against the bottom of the front wall so he cannot see himself if he is on the floor. However he props himself up above the strip and continually tries to attack his reflection. He also gets angry at the front reflection if he climbs up his logs and can see above the bottom strip. I would be sad if I had to cover the front of his enclosure because I couldn't see my little buddy without taking him out. But if I have to I have to. I don't know what else to do. He cannot see any of my other reptiles from where he is. Any advice? His beard is ALWAYS black and he is always so aggressive towards the reflection, I feel bad. What should I do?
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Re: Aggressive Towards Reflection

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:19 am

You didnt say anything about a UVB-- does he have one?
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Re: Aggressive Towards Reflection

Postby MothMantras » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:27 am

Yes! He does have UVB
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Re: Aggressive Towards Reflection

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:30 pm

What kind of UVB? And where is it at in tank or on top of screen?
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Re: Aggressive Towards Reflection

Postby Gail » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:45 pm

You might look into getting or making a wooden enclosure. If it has acrylic doors, there should be little to no reflection and he will be able to settle down.
The other option is to just wait it out. Breeding season is just starting and males can get really worked up. He behavior may change once breeding season passes by.
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