Let’s take a closer look…
There can be many different types of changes in eye color, but some of the most common are:
-A brown or yellowish tinge to blue or green eyes
-A red or orange tinge toeyes that used to be black or very light colored
Many people believe that changing one’s eye color is linked with a curse from an angry god. Others think it might be associated with rare diseases or mutations. However, the true cause of changes in eye color remains unknown.
There is no precise answer, but blue eyes may be less common in rabbits than other mammals. A study from The Animal Kingdom TV show found that blue-eyed rabbits were only one-in-a-thousand and this suggest that natural selection for light coloring might have played a role. Scientists are still trying to figure out why blue eyes are rarer among the rabbit population, but one possibility is that intense sunlight could cause eye damage over time (particularly if there’s a familial history of eye disorders) or genetic mutations might occur leading to the development of blue eyes.
The best way to determine if your bunny has blue eyes is to take a close look at their irises when they’re being groomed or petted – Ideally you will see two different shades of brown within the pupil itself. If your bunny does have blue eyes, they should enjoy plenty of sunshine and fresh air as these factors help promote eye health.
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