document updated 7 years ago, on Jan 25, 2016
Both of my rats are albino. Here are some tips on taking care of them.
many albino rats go blind by mid-age, if not earlier
albino rats are "dazzled" by bright light; their iris is basically ineffective, so they can't limit the amount of light hitting their retina
albino rats take ~3 hours for their vision to become dark-adapted
(while the average rat takes 30 minutes)