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baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:50 pm
by trinityy
I have covered the back and two sides of my bearded dragon’s tank so that it can’t see it’s reflection because I know that it stresses them out and can cause them to attack the glass. but , my beardie sees it’s reflection in the FRONT side of the tank , and I can’t block the front off with a background or else I would never be able to see inside of the tank ?? what am I supposed to do ??

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:12 pm
by KarrieRee
Let him get used to it ---- thats all you can do unless someone else has ideas--- you have done all you can for now-- hes going thru relocation stress --- what size tank is he in? And does the sun shine on that tank causing reflection?
Karrie

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:59 pm
by trinityy
he’s in a 20 gallon tank and the sun actually does shine near the front of the tank. should I move the lamp and the basking hide to a different spot / farther back in the tank so that the light isn’t shining on the front of the tank ?

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:06 pm
by trinityy
he’s in a 20 gallon tank and the sun actually does shine near the front of the tank. should I move the lamp and the basking hide to a different spot / farther back in the tank so that the light isn’t shining on the front of the tank ?

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:23 pm
by KarrieRee
Hes not going to be in that 20 gallon long I hope your looking for a new tank---- I would move the tank or cover the window that the sun is shining in on -- see if that doesnt get rid of the reflection-- leave your basking lights where they are - it is very hard to get basking temps in a small tank and if you have them to where they need to be dont mess w/ them
Karrie

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:53 pm
by trinityy
yes , I’m still searching for a 40 gallon tank. I was planning to buy a 40 gallon even when mango was only barely 2 months old , but all pet stores near me were sold out so I had to settle for a 20 gallon, so now I’m waiting until mango gets a bit bigger so that I can buy a 40 gallon. Also , how old should mango be before I upgrade her tank ?

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:01 pm
by KarrieRee
ASAP
Karrie

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:04 pm
by KarrieRee
Start looking on FB marketplace or Craigslist look for one w/ front doors and I would look for the biggest you can like 75-120 gallon-- if you find one make sure you sanitize it real good w/ zoo med Wipeout or F10--- it's a vet disinfectant you can find that on eBay
Karrie

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:16 pm
by trinityy
okay I will look first thing tomorrow ! thank you :)

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:44 pm
by loljelloclowdz
trinityy wrote:I have covered the back and two sides of my bearded dragon’s tank so that it can’t see it’s reflection because I know that it stresses them out and can cause them to attack the glass. but , my beardie sees it’s reflection in the FRONT side of the tank , and I can’t block the front off with a background or else I would never be able to see inside of the tank ?? what am I supposed to do ??



It appears you have a 100% weirdo, best you can do is smear some Vaseline on YOUR side of the glass so they can’t lick it.

Re: baby beardie sees it’s reflection , what do I do ??

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:03 pm
by trinityy
haha yeah my beardie is quite strange , but recently I’ve been putting my hand near mango and giving him a bit of food whenever he gets stressed about his reflection in the front side of the glass and he calms down , but thank you for the tip 😂