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kerrys bunnies
02-06-2011, 10:30 PM
This might sound weird but what is a normal healthy colour for rabbit wee?

Thumpers has usually been a yellowy colour but ive noticed that the last few days its leaving a slightly more orangey stain in the sawdust.He seems lively and happy just like usual.Should i be concerned?

Blackberry & Co
02-06-2011, 10:35 PM
Wee can vary in colour depending on what they've been eating :)

02-06-2011, 10:54 PM
yes and to add to previous post, if wee is orange its usaually a sign of eating more protein such as apple leaves, rose leaves, blackberry leaves and dandilion leaves all change the colour also be aware orange coloured stuff like carrots will change wee colour. x

03-06-2011, 03:43 AM
As I understand it it's the plant pigments - carotenes & anthrocyanins normally hidden by the green chlorophyll, but which are revealed as the chlorophyll is resorbed during Autumn as Autumn "colours" which cause the colour changes when eaten.

Another cause is an early sign of dehydration, when less wee is passed & it can get "chalkier".

This is absolutely normal wee from a bun eating a completely wild diet. The orange colour is caused by plant pigments.