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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Dark Orange Pee??
Last Post by Elrohwen at 1/24/2013 8:37 AM (5 Replies)
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User is Offline Pandorachik
Cleveland, OH
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1/22/2013 10:10 AM
Today when I went to check on Jack there was 2 places where he'd peed (out of his litterbox... strange.) and it was small places of very dark orange pee. As most of you know, he is an unneutered male. I'm waiting till he's 1 year old till we nueter.. I'm a scared mommy..  But anyway, is this a plant pigment?? Or is he sick? Please Help!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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1/22/2013 10:37 AM
Has he eating anything new lately? Bunny pee can change depending on what they eat. Here`s a good article on rabbit pee colours:

http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-1/r...urine.html

Red or pinkish is bad as this could indicate blood. Orange is usually okay.
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User is Offline Pandorachik
Cleveland, OH
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1/22/2013 3:22 PM
LPT: Actually he has been. Green Leaf Lettuce is new. Parsley kindof is. And I've been feeding romaine forever. Those are the 3 things I feed him. I hope that's whats wrong. Thanks<3
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User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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1/23/2013 4:02 AM
Pee also turns darker colour after being exposed to air for a while. So it might be almost clear when they do it and but the time we discover it, it's a dark orange colour.

Keep an eye in whether he keeps peeing out of the box if he's normally good about it. It can sometimes a sign that there is a health issue.
Sometimes it's just they pee over the side if their litterbox or they've reached puberty and litter habits gone AWOL.

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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1/23/2013 6:09 AM
You also may notice a color difference when it's outside the box vs. being soaked up by the litter. I agree that his habits are getting worse prior to neuter. If he's drinking water and his poos are normal, it sounds like normal color change to me. Just watch him more carefully. Might be time for a bigger litter pan.
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User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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1/24/2013 8:37 AM
Totally normal. One of mine pees a dark brownish orange and the other is more of a yellow orange.

Going out of his litter box could be marking because he's going through puberty. In my house, the bunnies pee out of the box when hay has fallen there - apparently anywhere there is hay automatically makes it a litterbox.
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