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Is it weird that I haven't seen my baby sulcata pass any urates? I have seen poop and I have seen pee but nothing white.
 

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Is it weird that I haven't seen my baby sulcata pass any urates? I have seen poop and I have seen pee but nothing white.
I wouldn't be too concerned. They can be very sparse in a well hydrated tortoise and there's not much from a baby anyway.

Urate is how your tort gets rid of excess proteins. Be concerned if they appear and they're gritty.
 

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if your tortoise is peeing without them that means your tortoise is very well hydrated I wouldn't be worried
 

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Is it weird that I haven't seen my baby sulcata pass any urates? I have seen poop and I have seen pee but nothing white.


If you are soaking daily, as you should be, this is normal. I can't remember the last time I saw urates come out of a baby sulcata.
 

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So @Tom, if i have 12inch sulcata, let's say i manage to soak him daily, do you think he will still have no urates?
 

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So @Tom, if i have 12inch sulcata, let's say i manage to soak him daily, do you think he will still have no urates?

Depending on his history, he might drop some from time to time, but after a while I would expect to see less. Also depends on where and how he is housed and diet too.
 
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