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Old 05-04-2021, 04:22 PM   #1
wendybear
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Unhappy Urine Colour?

Hellooo,
Iíve just noticed that my hamsters wee is a milky, red colour? I can only find one puddle of wee that is this colour so iím not sure if i should be worried. Itís more a watery red. Iíve read that the food she eats can affect the colour of urine and she does have some orange/red coloured food. Just wondering if i should be more worried. It doesnít look like blood but who knows?! At first glance i was very worried! iím still worried donít get me wrong but iím hoping itís her food 🤞🏼. Sheís also itching the back of her body quite a bit but i cant see any bald patches but again, should i look into that? I canít actually pick her up yet, but she will come up to me so i can do a quick check.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:29 AM   #2
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I believe if it always best to book a vet appoitment if you're worried. If it blood in her urine it is serious and would require a check. is she acting normally?
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:15 AM   #3
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I believe if it always best to book a vet appoitment if you're worried. If it blood in her urine it is serious and would require a check. is she acting normally?
Sheís acting normally, i canít see anything physically wrong either. Iíll check with the vets, thanks!
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:29 PM   #4
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You should try to change the food and see if the color change was because of the food, also if you have red/orange colored food, if they are that color because of dyes I would not use that food. Dyes are not good in hamster food, I recommend using the Higgins Sunburst food and mix it with the Missouri rat and mouse pellets. That would be the PERFECT food, the rat/mouse pellets would just add more protien because the Sunburst just needs a little more, that would be the best pet store food, other pet store foods are not very good for hamsters actually.. I hope you figure out your problem, and I hope you and your hamster have a wonderful day!

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Old 05-05-2021, 05:41 PM   #5
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You should try to change the food and see if the color change was because of the food, also if you have red/orange colored food, if they are that color because of dies I would not use that food. Dies are not good in hamster food, I recommend using the Higgins Sunburst food and mix it with the Missouri rat and mouse pellets. That would be the PERFECT food, the rat/mouse pellets would just add more protien because the Sunburst just needs a little more, that would be the best pet store food, other pet store foods are not very good for hamsters actually.. I hope you figure out your problem, and I hope you and your hamster have a wonderful day!
While in the US the proper diet would be Higgins Vita Garden(not Sunburst - that one has lots of dried fruit which isn't the most appropriate thing to be included in a daily hamster diet) with Pure Bites added(not lab blocks which aren't very high quality themselves), this unfortunately wouldn't apply to a lot of users here based in the UK(OP included).

For the UK, in terms of quality I would consider Rodipet to be the best. It's very minimally processed, no artificial additives including dyes, etc. Some of their foods are a bit low in protein but there are great whole food sources of protein - freeze dried hamster safe meats as well as boiled egg just to name a couple.
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:44 PM   #6
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While in the US the proper diet would be Higgins Vita Garden(not Sunburst - that one has lots of dried fruit which isn't the most appropriate thing to be included in a daily hamster diet) with Pure Bites added(not lab blocks which aren't very high quality themselves), this unfortunately wouldn't apply to a lot of users here based in the UK(OP included).

For the UK, in terms of quality I would consider Rodipet to be the best. It's very minimally processed, no artificial additives including dyes, etc. Some of their foods are a bit low in protein but there are great whole food sources of protein - freeze dried hamster safe meats as well as boiled egg just to name a couple.
Oop sorry, I guess you're smarter than me lol
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:47 AM   #7
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You should try to change the food and see if the color change was because of the food, also if you have red/orange colored food, if they are that color because of dyes I would not use that food. Dyes are not good in hamster food, I recommend using the Higgins Sunburst food and mix it with the Missouri rat and mouse pellets. That would be the PERFECT food, the rat/mouse pellets would just add more protien because the Sunburst just needs a little more, that would be the best pet store food, other pet store foods are not very good for hamsters actually.. I hope you figure out your problem, and I hope you and your hamster have a wonderful day!
thanks you!!
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:48 AM   #8
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While in the US the proper diet would be Higgins Vita Garden(not Sunburst - that one has lots of dried fruit which isn't the most appropriate thing to be included in a daily hamster diet) with Pure Bites added(not lab blocks which aren't very high quality themselves), this unfortunately wouldn't apply to a lot of users here based in the UK(OP included).

For the UK, in terms of quality I would consider Rodipet to be the best. It's very minimally processed, no artificial additives including dyes, etc. Some of their foods are a bit low in protein but there are great whole food sources of protein - freeze dried hamster safe meats as well as boiled egg just to name a couple.
Thank you! Iíll have a look into them!
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