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Old 06-29-04, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Since being Albino is a lack of Melanin pigment many albinos are more sensitive to UV light than 'normal' animals of the same species. I know this is true of Leopard Geckos, as my Albino girl really doesn't much care for brightish light that doesn't bother any of my other geckos at all.

Melanin is what gives people a tan when it's sunny out. Basically it's a UV defense mechanism so yes, it's true that UV may not be good for an albino in excessive doses.

That being said, so long as they have sufficent hides and what not to be comfortable I really doubt it would be a problem. UVB is essential to the health of many diurnal species.
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