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I have a female lop cross rabbit approx 8 months old, has a really yellow almost creamy colour wee.
She isn't desexed yet.
Should I be worried. ?

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Hi Gabby

Rabbit peepee can vary in colour and texture. I would be worried if it's looking thick, sludgy or leaving a lot of white residue though. Rabbits deal with calcium in their diet by excreting it through their wee, if they have too much calcium in their diet this can result in kidney and bladder stones. If it still looks like normal wee but just a different colour and is leaving small amounts of calcium behind, then that's normal. But if it looks as though the rabbit is straining, or it looks gunky, vet time!

Have a read of this about urinary tract disorders:
http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/urinary.html

Hope I helped!

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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries, bonding questions and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue.

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I have two 7 year old rescue rabbits and volunteer for a well established rabbit rescue here in the UK, both physically doing cleaning out etc and I am also their events and awareness co-oordinator, helping educate the general public on proper rabbit keeping, this means I have to ensure all information I give is correct and matches current welfare standards.

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I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and volunteer for a major rabbit rescue.

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I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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