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    Default Hi all! I'm new and excited to be here. I'm having a hard time ID'ing my juvenile Leo


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    Hi everyone!

    I just got my little Leo today and haven't been able to pin point what morph he is after scouring different morph pages. I have seen similar but the variances are quite extreme. Maybe my brain is just mush from looking so long

    My husband has 2 normal geckos but my little guy looks nothing like them. If someone could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it!


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    Hi there!
    Welcome to GU! Glad to have another Michigander here.
    It looks like your little one is possibly an albino. I'm not really great with morphs on leos. Either way, the patterning will change as it gets older.
    Perhaps @acpart (Aliza) will pop on and give her opinion. She's our resident leo morph expert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi'smom View Post
    Hi there!
    Welcome to GU! Glad to have another Michigander here.
    It looks like your little one is possibly an albino. I'm not really great with morphs on leos. Either way, the patterning will change as it gets older.
    Perhaps @acpart (Aliza) will pop on and give her opinion. She's our resident leo morph expert.
    Thanks for your inference Kelly! My husband got his leo's when they were quite a bit bigger than my teeny guy and we never saw their patterns change. I really love this little ones patterns, how do they change when they get larger? As in, what normally happens to the patterns? Sorry for all of the questions! Lastly, I don't think little fella has pink or red eyes, though I haven't been able to look well because he/she is getting acclimated to it's new home.

    Maybe you guys can help me think of a name as well! My 3 year old keeps calling little guy different names but they're pretty off the wall lol!

    Thanks again, Kelly! Maybe Aliza will show up and help us a bit more! I am learning more every day

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    As a kid, I call my first leo(the only leo) Leonardo Wiggytoe, funny hey?

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    Generally the bands split up and form into spots. Often the adult coloration is vastly different than when it was a baby. I tried looking for a good example of this but couldn't really find anything that shows it. So I found these of my first leopard gecko Yoshi. The first is when he was a baby, middle is juvenile and the last is his adult color. Sorry the first two are blurry. I didn't have a great camera or photo skills all those years ago.
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    yeah, you can see my gecko's purple bands are fading into yellow, it is kind of weird but awesome!

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    Welcome. Yes, I agree you have an albino leopard gecko. Albino leopard geckos have no black, so the bands are beige and yellow instead of black and yellow. There are 3 strains of albino --Tremper, Bell and Rainwater. It's likely yours is a Tremper, but there's no way to know for sure which means that breeding it will not be recommended. I have found that albinos tend to keep their banded look more than non-albinos, so you may find the bands remaining.

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    Thank you very much, Aliza! I did a quick search on Tremper albino Leo babies and they look almost exactly like mine (besides for a few pattern variants of course!) thank you for pointing me in the right direction. Do albino Leo's have different temperaments vs other Leo's? I have noticed my husbands normal ones are pretty friendly and this guy is a little fiesty and avoidant but I have been avoiding handling him to let him get acclimated and have kind of assumed it is because he is so little still.

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    Some people find albinos to be a bit more sensitive to light, but in general, I find that each leopard gecko has its own temperament.

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