When we talk about the lineage of the leopard gecko, albino leopard gecko is among its many species. Different genetic traits are the ones responsible for the variations in the appearance and behavior of leopard geckos.
Albinos have recessive traits which mean that the recessive trait of one gecko will not be evident if it is combined with another dominant trait. In order for the recessive trait to become evident, the leopard tail gecko must carry two copies of the genes. These recessive traits are found in all three strains of the albino leopard geckos. The three strains include the rainwater, tremper, and the bell leopard gecko. The recessive traits came from the morphs from a particular gene which happens during a specific time in the development of the animal. Identifying this gene is very hard.
Albino leopard geckos are highly sensitive to bright lights. In fact feeding them during the day is not advisable. As a means of protection, albinos close their eyes impulsively once they get exposed to bright lights. Breeding the three strains with each other is not a wise decision to make because the three strains of albino leopard geckos are not compatible.
The three strains have specific differences in terms of their skin color. The tremper strain which is the original albino gecko has a dark brown appearance. Its skin color is probably because of its incubation process, although white and pink tremper albinos are still available. The tremper albino is the most common albino in the market at present. Next in popularity line is the rainwater albino.
It has been said that rainwater albinos are pinker; however this description is not always true. Sometimes, when proper incubation is achieved trempers can become bright pink in color. The least found among the three strains of albino is the bell strain. Contrary to the other strains, the pink shade of the bell strain albino has darker shade. However the eyes of the bell strain is the reddest among the three.
Apart from these three common strains of albino leopard geckos a certain “patternless” was known to have the first recognized recessive trait of an albino. The patternless has a body with black spottings. However, the spottings often change as the lizard grows. The variation of the color of their body ranges from neon yellow to a dull brown. The variation in their skin color has been brought about by the low temperature during incubation.
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