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No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by dewly

Sorry, it's me again!!!!

Alfie, my 10 month old Spur Thigh, no longer has gritty urates (hooray) as I have been bathing him twice a day as suggested and also putting water on his food. However, I now dont see him wee at all. He poo's every day (huge poo's) but I don't see any wee's. I've look in his house for wet patches but I can't see any. Should I be worried please??

Julie

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by TPGDarren

Hi Julie,

The chances are he's doing them in the water when you're bathing him. They expend retained fluids and replace them with fresh. If you look closely - you'll probably see a little jet of water at his rear end when bathing him.

HTH
Darren

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by dewly

Thank you Darren

I'm just a paranoid new mum!! I thought their wee was a milky colour though?? Shall I just be quiet and stop worrying!!

Julie

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by TPGDarren

LOL - until you ask you don't know:-)
Well done for clearing up the gritty wees - do have a good look at his rear end when he bathes next

Good to hear from you

Darren

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by tortoise7

Hi
Ahhh another kindred spirit like me. My family find me most amusing in the mornings, watching my two in their bath, with a final comment of "Good wee & poo day today" and then I can start my day as a happy bunny. I think if you are doing the daily baths, she is definately weeing. I stand and watch Keya for my own benefit, to make sure that she has wee'd, because if she doesn't pass any urates it is hard to see. Once her back end keeps raising up and down her little head pop's in and whoosh!!  and you can see a little whirlpool!! (Oh dear how sad am I)
Remind me, what did we all do before we had our torts???

Jane

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by Row

Welcome to you Julie!

And Jane I also shout out "good boy" "Clever girl" when pooing and weeing happens!!!!!!! My o/h just shakes his head and asks whether the bathing really needs to be done whilst we're having breakfast Click and drag me down to the editor!!!!!! Non tortoises mummy's just don't understand but it's also nice to know that we're not alone with our obsessions...

Row

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by tortoise7

Here Here Click and drag me down to the editor

Jane

 

 

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 27/05/2009 by dewly

I am going to be transfixed tomorrow morning - I will be on wee patrol!!
I am off to Spain tomorrow night so if I see a 'wee' I will go away happy!!

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 28/05/2009 by tpgadmin

Have a great and (happy) holiday and try to remember to let us know before you go as we'll have ages to wait for the outcome. Click and drag me down to the editor

Helen

 

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 28/05/2009 by dewly

ALFIE HAS WEE'D!!!!!!

I can now go away happy!!!

Julie

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 28/05/2009 by tpgNina

LOL -- that must have been his Bon Voyage present to you! Have a great time in Spain (I know Alfie will feel like he's on the Costa del Sol in his brand new enclosure!).

Nina

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 02/06/2009 by xXxCatxXx

Hi all,

Believe me there is nothing more exciting than watching an animal wee or poop when they have been ill as you know that the body is working correctly. I'm a student vet nurse and get all excited about any animal weeing and pooping and I am no different with Spike my 55 year old spur-thigh.
Have a great holiday.

Tracy and Spike

Re: No Wee!!!?????
Posted: 18/06/2009 by dewly

I think I can safely say that Alfie is weeing!!!! I was holding him today and all of a sudden this jet of water came from his 'bottom' and covered my t shirt!!!!! How come so much water can come from such a tiny chap!!! I was amazed but also very chuffed.

Julie

 

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