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reddish urine?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby uumom2many » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:53 pm


I've read on the house rabbits board that this can be normal but just wondering if any one has dealt with it before. The brand new doe bunny kit I got today has peed twice and both times is a reddish color. I'm worried but she seems okay otherwise, eating, drinking, running around etc.
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Re: reddish urine?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby lyndseyrk » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:33 pm


Lots of mine have a reddish cast to it. I've always considered it normal.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby DevonW » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:40 pm


Stress from travelling, not drinking enough water, and too much calcium in the diet can all be causes of red urine in rabbits.
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Re: reddish urine?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:52 am


Rabbit urine can be a number of different colours. Reddish is pretty common and is not generally considered a cause for concern. Observing the yard in winter where the cottontails hang out tells me that rabbit urine can be reddish, greenish, blue or even purple. I think diet has a lot to do with it.
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