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    White Urine, Young Pigs

    I have two boars living together; the older just turned six months, the younger is four months. There have always been periodic white spots on their fleece bedding and I didn't worry too much, just switched their diet to try taking out excess calcium. But it seems to be getting *more* frequent rather than less. Neither pig seems to be in pain when urinating, but I managed to see fresh urine today and it didn't look good--it was white enough that at first I thought it was boar glue.

    The first picture is fresh urine, before it soaked into the fleece. The second picture shows dry spots (the fleece was changed four days ago).
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    Once daily they get green leaf lettuce and cilantro, and each pig gets one sprig of parsley and one baby carrot. If I have cucumbers on hand they each get a slice of that. And now that more fruit is in season they get strawberries or a piece of apple once/twice per week. Unlimited timothy hay. They're also currently getting unlimited Oxbow Essentials Young Guinea Pig Food, and I was going to switch them to a limited diet of adult food in about a month.

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    Re: White Urine, Young Pigs

    It's normal. Guinea pigs secrete calcium, but they need it for their bones and teeth. You can start worrying about reducing calcium in their diet when they're about six months old.

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    Re: White Urine, Young Pigs

    Since your oldest is six months I would switch them both to adult pellets now. The one that is four months you can give a little extra parsley to if you want to give him some extra calcium.

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