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Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:36 am
by heidiveinohatt
Lewie has had a pinky tinge to his urates for quite a while now, and I got a fecal done (with his urates) and it was completely clear. He's still feeling 10/10 and there's no signs of sickness what so ever. He's a very happy boy, so I'm wondering what this could be? Any help would be appreciated

Re: Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:41 am
by KarrieRee
pink? are you feeding any supplements and what are they? How about red foods like red peppers strawberries ?
Karrie

Re: Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:44 am
by Claudiusx
Discolored urates, especially pinkish, are usually caused by the food you feed your insects. Usually the orange cubes that get fed to crickets.

If thsts not the case, it could be an oversupplementaion issue.

-Brandon

Re: Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:50 pm
by heidiveinohatt
KarrieRee wrote:pink? are you feeding any supplements and what are they? How about red foods like red peppers strawberries ?
Karrie

Nothing red. I feed him his calcium as much as I can, but its hard to get it into him as if he notices that I put it on his food, he won't touch it. Ive got mostly a handle on it now but some days he does miss his calcium, but I dont think it would cause this?

Re: Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:51 pm
by KarrieRee
What about supplements ?
Karrie

Re: Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:52 pm
by heidiveinohatt
claudiusx wrote:Discolored urates, especially pinkish, are usually caused by the food you feed your insects. Usually the orange cubes that get fed to crickets.

If thsts not the case, it could be an oversupplementaion issue.

-Brandon

Is it possible undersupplementation could cause it?

Re: Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:55 pm
by KarrieRee
I dont think so ---- you can try giving liquid calcium if he does not like the powder - this red urate is above my pay scale - someone else is gonna haft to weigh in on this one--- is his urate always a pink color or is it hit and miss ? How often ?
Karrie

Re: Pink Urate, No Parasites?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:26 pm
by Claudiusx
No, undersupplementing wouldn't cause it. What feeders do you feed? And what do your feeders eat?

Has he ate any squash lately?

If you could get a picture of it that would help.

-Brandon