Yellow/Orange Urate?

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The past couple of days Little Foot (my beardie) has been having yellow/orange tips to his urate, with a couple of days (including today) being completely orange or yellow. I read that it could be from too much powdered calcium/vitamin supplements, so I stopped giving him any for a few days but it didn't go away so I just started giving him very small amounts. He's about 8 months old and he's been having this issue for about two weeks now. Should I be worried or could it just be from his food? (freeze dried crickets and grasshoppers)
 

Gail

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Do you feed anything orange like carrots or squash? Is he getting greens too or only insects?
 

smurfthebeardie

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Yellowy brown color to the urate can mean calcium overdose. I had it happen once with Smurf. Cut back on calcium for a week. If it hasn't improved by then I'm probably wrong. It took only three days for Smurf to show improvement.
 
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