Decoding Albino Morphs: Spotting the Differences in Albino Leopard Geckos

Dive into the fascinating world of leopard gecko morphs as we explain the differences among the three types of albino leopard geckos.

Albino Leopard Geckos: Understanding the Distinct Morph Variations

Leopard geckos, or Eublepharis macularius, are known for their diverse morphological variations. Among them, the albino leopard gecko morphs are particularly striking. However, not all albinos are the same. Let's explore the differences between the three types of albino leopard gecko morphs: Tremper Albino, Bell Albino, and Rainwater (or Las Vegas) Albino.

Tremper Albino Leopard Geckos

The Tremper Albino leopard gecko, named after Ron Tremper, who first bred them in 1996, is the most common type of albino. These geckos have a light yellow base color with pinkish or lavender eyes. As they mature, their coloring may darken, with spots appearing that range from light pink to dark brown.

Bell Albino Leopard Geckos

Developed by Mark Bell, the Bell Albino leopard gecko is the second type of albino morph. They exhibit a more vibrant yellow coloration compared to Tremper Albinos, with distinctive grey or brown spots. The most distinguishing feature is their eyes, which are notably pink with a notable "eye ring" that becomes more pronounced with age.

Rainwater (Las Vegas) Albino Leopard Geckos

The third type is the Rainwater Albino, also known as the Las Vegas Albino, named after Tim Rainwater. These geckos have a pale yellow base color with distinct pink or lavender hues. Their eyes can range from light pink to a darker red, and their patterns usually feature bold, dark spots that contrast against their lighter base color.


While all albino leopard geckos share the common trait of lacking dark pigmentation, each of the three types - Tremper, Bell, and Rainwater - display unique color patterns and eye characteristics. These differences add a level of complexity and charm to the world of leopard gecko breeding and ownership.

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