Mirrors, are they good or evil? Loki voices his opinion!

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Mirrors, are they good or evil? Loki voices his opinion!

Postby HippieLizards » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:58 pm

I got a new mirror recently, and just this evening as I was letting Loki free-roam my room, I suddenly remembered as to why I keep my mirrors hanging, and not leaning against the floor.

Why?

Ah yeah,

Because Loki, that’s why.
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[[FRENZIED ANGRY SCREAMING INTENSIFIES]]
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Re: Mirrors, are they good or evil? Loki voices his opinion!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:29 am

The black beard on your dragon answers your question for you.

A male bearded dragon is VERY territorial when it sees another male bearded dragons. The dragon will respond the same to a mirror image of itself.

I've seen adult ( alpha ) male water skink literally charge a warp speed at it's own reflection , and actually hit the offending mirror with a loud bang and crack the glass with impact.

NOT A GOOD IDEA.
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Re: Mirrors, are they good or evil? Loki voices his opinion!

Postby HippieLizards » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:05 am

Nobbys, thank you for the contribution and concern, however I am already well aware of this fact about male bearded dragons. As I own 3 males currently, and have owned male dragons for a couple years now, I know quite a bit about their behavior.

This was just meant to be funny/entertaining. Nothing else, as this is the beardie tales forum for depicting fun, day to day life with your lizards and etc.

I Did not purposely put him there to try and get a reaction out of him or something stupid like that, I just forgot I had a mirror in my room when I let Loki free roam supervised.
And he found it and got offended. I Covered it afterwards so he stopped flipping out.

But another thing, Loki is just very hormonal and territorial. It doesn’t matter if there’s a reflection or not, Loki will try to establish dominance over it. It’s just part of his personality. He is healthy and happy and I spoil him rotten, do not worry that I don’t care for him right, or that I’m ignorant of common bearded dragon behaviors. But I digress.

Anyways, I appreciate the concern and information, as it could be useful for newer, less informed owners. However I am not one of them.

Thank you.
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Postby saraho » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:41 pm

Charlie seems to like things like the stainless steel door kick plate and the stainless fridge. He doesn't freak out, so I assume he can't quite make out his reflection, but I've wondered why he seems so drawn to those particular materials.
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Postby HippieLizards » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:59 pm

My Mulder is the same way, he’s attracted to anything shiny or reflective, he doesn’t freak out he just tries to lick and eat it instead. 😂
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Postby beardie parents » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:31 pm

We've always had females. I guess that's a good thing.
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Postby HippieLizards » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:41 am

It is, I have mostly males (3 guys and 2 girls currently) and the guys are always crazy, yet my youngest female has a odd fondness for head butting things and other animals. (Yes, head butting.) Lol
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Postby saraho » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:45 am

HippieLizards wrote:It is, I have mostly males (3 guys and 2 girls currently) and the guys are always crazy, yet my youngest female has a odd fondness for head butting things and other animals. (Yes, head butting.) Lol


We had a cat who did that. It was a "boop" and it meant he loved us.
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Postby HippieLizards » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 am

Aww, yeah Phoenix just does that when you do something she doesn’t like, she’ll ram into you full force lol
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