Hi. I have recently started breeding rabbits since October. I now have almost 2 motnh old baby rabbits and one of them is peeing red pee. We think that maybe it might have a urinary infection but we're not quit sure. Please help us out with this problem! We don't want any more of them to pass away. It will break my heart... Thank You.
ANSWER: Hi Alex
Rabbits' urine varies in color from clear to yellow to brown to bright red. This is usually not a cause for alarm unless there are additional signs, such as sitting and straining to urinate, loss of appetite or a temperature. When you see red urine, don't panic; just keep your eyes open for other signs that may indicate a problem. The red color will usually be gone in a day or two but can last for a much longer time. Actual blood in the urine would look like urine with red specks. If you're in doubt, don't risk your bunny's health -- have your vet test for blood in the urine. You can have 20 different rabbits in your barn and feed them all the same things. One rabbits pee could be a creamy yellow and the others a bright orange. It is just the different pigmentation factors in each individual animals kidney's.
If you are truly concerned them please take it in for an exam.
Thank you and good luck with the little one's
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Thank you soo much for answering back to my question! But something tragic has happened last night and one of the babies, Zorro, died last night from direhhea. I read that it's from a pesticide in their intestines and I cried so much last night taking care of Zorro and comforting him. We also had another rabbit do the same thing about a week ago, Tipsy, and now I only have my 1 and only brown rabbit Cha Cha. I just hope it doesn't happen to him because he's my only friend I have left. Plus we can't take them to the vet because of money issues. I know I'll slowly get over it but it hurts to know that you spend ALL that time taking care of them since they were babies and then they pass away from something silly. I really miss them and I'll keep praying to God it just doesn't happen to Cha Cha... :(Thank You. P.S. Zorro was the one with the red pee.