Orange in Urate

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Orange in Urate

Postby xXxBORISxXx » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:27 am

Hi all,
My 7 month old skink recently pooped and I noticed some orange in the urate. There was also one section that felt kind of hard. I am wondering if he is sick or if I am feeding him wrong? He gets cat food every third day with calcium d3 powder once a week. I've attached a picture of the urate.
I would really appreciate any input on this and if he is okay?? Thank you. :)
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Re: Orange in Urate

Postby EricaLikeBurrito » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:36 am

Do you feed him any fruits or vegetables?
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Re: Orange in Urate

Postby xXxBORISxXx » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:05 pm

EricaLikeBurrito wrote:Do you feed him any fruits or vegetables?


I feed him OmniGold once every three weeks which has a lot of vegetables. Don't want to use too often since it could cause pyramiding scales.
Occasionally I'll give him strawberries :)
Should I maybe increase the fruit and veggies?
My thinking was that I should focus on protein for young skink.
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Re: Orange in Urate

Postby ReptiFiles » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:09 pm

The orange doesn't look like anything to be too worried about, just an anomaly for now. Looks like he's well hydrated, and urate is sometimes hard. But if it keeps happening, then I would get concerned.

At your skink's age, he can get cat food 3x/week. The ratio of protein/vegetables/fruit that he should be getting is 60/30/10 (although fruit is optional, as it's just a treat item).
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Re: Orange in Urate

Postby splashy07 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:15 pm

I do not see anything wrong.

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