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My rat urine is dark orange, and is getting on his fur around his bum. We have just noticed this recently.. is thare something wrong? No other symptoms.



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Rats urine can be quite dark, although it might contain porphyrin. With my girls the colour varies, but if you are worried I would suggest seeing a vet
 

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Is your rat on aspen? I find aspen can leave stains on their nether regions.

You could bed him down on white paper towel and see what colour his urine really is.
 

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xampx said:
Rats urine can be quite dark, as it contains porphorin. With my girls it varies, but if you are worried I would suggest seeing a vet
Rat urine does not contain porphyrin. I do agree with taking him to the vet if it's a concern though. Blood in the urine can indicate a UTI, and some foods can change the color of the urine. Other than that I'm not sure what could be causing it.
 
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