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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question New bunny owner...help!!

earlier my bunny accidentally peed in my jacket, given i didn't put him in his cage, i didn't punish him ... it was my fault.

I noticed that his pee was somewhat syrupy. A thread on here had stated that by eating guinea pig food, a rabbits pee would be messed up or something.

i was foolish and i bought the "guinea pig cage kit" instead of the rabbit one simply because it had a color that i liked.

Is a bunny's urine syrupy or is there something wrong with Turbo?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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a good way to describe it: thick anti-freeze.

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I haven't ever heard of thick urine. Hopefully some else can weigh in on that.
But you need to purchase the proper food for your bun. Oxbow makes a good bunny food. Depending how old your bun is will determine if you should get the alfalfa based pellet (for babies) or the timothy hay pellets (for adults). My vet said that they are adults once they were old enough to be spayed and neutered. My buns were on the timothy pellets by the time they were 5 months. I thought it was too young - but the vet said it was not.
You should also find a bunny savvy vet. The house rabbit site has listings www.rabbit.org They also have great information on that site about how to properly care for your new baby.
Please post pictures I am sure everyone wants to see your little sweetie.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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i've come to realize that a bunnies urine isn't runny like a human's. its thickER than ours.
and i'll post pictures as soon as i figure out how to. I don't intend on a vet's help unless its ABSOLUTELY needed. its my way of living, i work at Paradise Pet Shop and so i figure if i had a problem i'll go to the owner for advise and help. if a vetis needed .... i'll aquire one.

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I think bladder sludge, which is caused by too much calcium or salts in the urine, can cause thicker than normal urine? None of my rabbits have ever had bladder sludge before though so I can't tell you for sure.

The color of rabbit urine is diffrent from humans, it can appear to be orange or redish sometimes depending on what the rabbit eats and how long the urine sits in the cage. However, I don't think it's normal to be syrupy.

I would definatly start by getting him on a diffrent food that's made for rabbits.

Remember that pet store owners have no where near the same training as vets do, and cannot always accuratly diagnose your pet. It's great that you have someone to get advice from, but they shouldn't replace a rabbit savy vet. Rabbits often hide their symptoms when they are not feeling well because they're a prey species, and sometimes if you wait untill they are feeling really aweful it can be too late.

Good luck with Turbo. And please do post some pictures of him, I'd love to see him!


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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he peed on my bed, which is actually a good thing, so that i can get a closer look at it. it is orangey and its not that thick. its not that i don't want a vet its that i don't need one currently. he sleeps alot but i assume thats because he's a little baby.

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