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Old 03-08-2009, 09:54 PM
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As funny as it sounds, im worried my beardie will do some damage, launching herself off her log to attack the mirror reflector on the UV light! Tried angling the light and the log so she cant reach and she takes a bigger jump!

Anything I can do, or will she soon realise that its her own reflection?
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:06 PM
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mount the uv higher up ? if possible it should be fine on the top of the viv as you have a reflector
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surely if the beardie is in a wooden vivarium you will not need a reflector, I got a beardie in a wooden viv and dont use a reflector & all seems fine.
The only time she goes mad is when I watch T-V & she can see a reflection in the glass doors, that makes her seem unsettled. Good luck with the little one, hope she calms down & stops dive bombing the reflector.
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Is there not a suitable no toxic paint you could use to do it white ??? This would also reflect light but act like a mirror
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surely if the beardie is in a wooden vivarium you will not need a reflector, I got a beardie in a wooden viv and dont use a reflector & all seems fine.
The only time she goes mad is when I watch T-V & she can see a reflection in the glass doors, that makes her seem unsettled. Good luck with the little one, hope she calms down & stops dive bombing the reflector.
A UV reflector makes the most of all the UV light from the tube and increases the output.
We have them in our BD vivs, the more UV the better
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:19 PM
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Hi, this maybe a bad idea or not but how about taping tin foil onto the top/sides. Light and heat reflective but not pretty unless done very carefully.

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