Leopard Gecko Eyes

Leopard Gecko EyesLeopard gecko eyes are very interesting. Unlike most geckos, leopard gecko’s eyes have eyelids. There eyelids are also translucent and movable which allows them to blink or close there eyes while they are asleep. The pupils of a leopard gecko eyes are also interesting.  There pupils are small slits during daytime just like the cats and round during night time.

A normal leopard gecko eyes are dark and slightly metallic tinged irises. Because of their nocturnal feature, they have eyes that are made for night time vision. That is why there pupils are closed into slits because they are very sensitive to light. If they do not slit their pupils, light rays can seriously damage there eyes.

Next type and color of a leopard gecko eyes are the Solid Black also known as Eclipse or Snake Eyes. They have black irises rather then the metallic tinged irises. The pupil and iris of geckos with these eyes are hard to identify as it appears that there eyes are simply black orbs.

Another type of leopard gecko eyes the Ruby eyes much similar to the solid black eyes. Some types of leopard gecko possess solid red eyes which are caused by albinism. This means that there is no presence of dark pigment in the eyes to obscure the underlying retinal blood vessel. Put in mind that not all albino leopard geckos have solid red eyes. It may be possible to have a solid red eyed leopard gecko if you incubate the eggs around 90º F. Leopard geckos that do not have red eyes posses beige colored eyes.

Among the three kinds of albino leopard geckos (Bell, Rainwater, Tremper), the Bell albino leopard gecko posses the reddest eyes among the three. Rainwater and Tremper leopard geckos do have red eyes but it slowly fades as they grow old. Bell albino retain there red eyes throughout their lives. The most attractive and most striking ruby eyed leopard gecko is the Blazing Blizzard. It is an all white leopard gecko posses a red devilish eye.

However, Leopard Gecko eyes are very prone to danger and infection. Eye infection can be caused by different things. The main cause of it is lack from Vitamin A. Give your leopard gecko the right supplements to avoid problems with their eyes.  Normally the eyelid lining of a leopard gecko’s eye is shed while the leopard gecko sheds the rest of its skin. If a leopard gecko is kept too dry or is lacking from Vitamin A, there is a possibility that it would not shed its eyelid lining. The retained eyelid lining can be irritating to their eyes and can cause your leopard gecko to squint. Sometimes it can get infected and can cause swelling on the leopard geckos eyelids. Squints on the leopard gecko’s eyes must be immediately removed to avoid further damage as the leopard gecko’s eyes are very fragile.

Whenever your leopard gecko develops an eye problem, it needs to be seen by an experienced veterinarian quickly if you want to give it the best possible chance of healing your leopard gecko’s eye. Also the right kind of Leopard Gecko Foods will help make a difference in accelerating any healing that is needed.