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Do all white pet rats have sight problems?

 

I know that albino colored rats have problems with sight. Is it because of the red eyes? And do Black eyed white rats have the same problems with their eyes just because their white?

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Rose

 

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One comment on “Do all white pet rats have sight problems?

  1. Taylor - Blog Admin@VetLocator.com on said:

    Hi Rose,

    Let’s rephrase the question. “Do ALL rats have sight problems?” The answer is YES. Rats do not have good vision, it is their poorest sense. Red eyed rats, not necessarily white rats, have worse vision than their black eyed counter parts. This is why you will see them swaying their heads more often. Swaying helps them focus on objects that are a bit out of their range. Being albino has nothing to do with it.

    Rats see colors in the green-blue range and can also see in ultra violet. So even though they do not have the best vision, they can still see colors that we can’t.

    I hope this helps.

    Taylor

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