In 1991 when the first leopard geckos were designed, there’s been vast curiosity to breed leopard geckos with different mutation patterns and more wild and exotic colors. These variations contain the albino leopard gecko, high yellow, and leucistic. Our interest for now is the albino leopard gecko.
When it comes to the albino leopard gecko there are three types that exist the Bell, Tremper, and the Rainwater. When you breed a Tremper albino with a Rainwater albino, the babies look regular rather than albino. That’s what they call a recessive trait, that happen when the mutation of some genes which guide a specific part of the growth of the lizard. The likelihood of determine a specific recessive trait is next to impossible as the process is random, so nothing can be done to add to the possibility. At this point it’s a guessing game and pure luck.
It is almost next to impossible to see the difference between the three types of albino leopard gecko. You might get lucky at times and guess as to what strain an adult albino leopard geckos belong. The Tremper strain is the most common of the three. They were the first to get discovered. Normally the higher the temperature leads to a darker color leopard gecko. Many times though they are brown as well as bright white and pink in coloration. The eye colors are varying from lighter to bright red. The body and eye color great depends on the temperature.
The second most common of the strains are the Rainwater albino leopard geckos. They tend to be pinker than the other types this though is highly speculation than facts. The Bells on the other hand are really rare. The Bells have higher than normal contrast; they have pink areas around their skin that are for most of the time darker than other albino strains. The Bell albino leopard gecko’s eyes are redder than the other three strains. The red color of younger animals normally changes as the animal gets older to the beige color in the other strains, the Bell eye color most of the time stay the same, red or pink, even in grown up animals. The leopard albino strains are very susceptible to brightness and will react drastically to exposure to bright light. Day time feeding is a no for albino leopard gecko because of the sensitivity to day light.
They are gaining popularity most because they are easy to manage and care for, the possibility to have different variant will dramatically grow. The uniqueness of these little animals and the ability to breed them make it really great time to head over to a breeder to pick one up. They will be around for years to come.
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