Albino Cockatiel Information
In albino cockatiels, all the genes responsible for producing color pigments are altered. You get an albino by breeding for lutino and whiteface genes. If you think snowy white birds are beautiful, then this color of cockatiel is the one for you.
What Does an Albino Cockatiel Look Like?
Common Health Problems
Because they’re missing the pigments needed for dark colors, they have red eyes, and this can lead to a variety of eye problems – most of which you can’t see, but hurt the bird anyway. Some of these problems include:
Unfortunately, most owners of albino cockatiels aren’t even aware of these problems. Perhaps more people would think twice about buying one of these birds for their looks, if they knew.