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RE: ALBINO

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Posted by: Nino at Wed Mar 31 01:25:26 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Nino ]  
   

Very rare animal, no doubt, but it's hardly first and only one in the world. In the past 15-20 years I have seen number of albino T. lepidus, even adults. Many of the animals were in poor condition (most of them had some form of MBD), since albinism causes acute sensitivity to sunlight (and other bright light sources), which presents many problems in this, normaly heliophile species . Such animals are unable to bask and, in fact, try to avoid basking, which leads to problems with metabolic processes (including digestion of food and, especially, vitamin D3 synthesis).
Anyway, good luck with te lizard!

Greetings,
Nino


   

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