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Are pink eyed rabbits more sensitive to natural light? I have a 8 week old NZW doe that squints every time she gets out of the shade. Is this normal.
 

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yes-- lighter colored eyes are even more sensitive than the darker ones-- The "pink" eye is lacking in color, so the nerves have nothing to absorb/soften the effects of the light before it gets to the retina and optical nerves. Think of footbal players with that black streak under the eyes--

A note from physiology class--melatonin regulates how well the iris functions, as well. Insufficient melatonin can 'stiffen' the iris--
 

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I'd say so. Oddly, I haven't noticed the Californians having a hard time with brighter light, but my pearl (blue/gray eyes) and REW (red eyes) English Angoras are very sensitive.
 
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