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    Please help-

    I am taking care of a little girl, she is about 13 weeks old. She was very sick when she first came into our home, but she is now very healthy, active, energetic, and loving. Today, I noticed her pee is a strange color- it is usually clear but today it was a brownish pink color. It frightens me, I hope it's not blood!

    She eats a variety of vegetables and some fruits, and gets a couple of pecans a day as a treat. I recently introduced acorns in her diet. Could that be the cause for her discolored pee? And if so, is it something I should worry about?

    Acorns are the only change I have made to her diet. She is not acting like she is sick and hurting in any way, she's just as spunky as usual.

    Thank you,

    Katie

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathsbrock View Post
    Please help-

    I am taking care of a little girl, she is about 13 weeks old. She was very sick when she first came into our home, but she is now very healthy, active, energetic, and loving. Today, I noticed her pee is a strange color- it is usually clear but today it was a brownish pink color. It frightens me, I hope it's not blood!

    She eats a variety of vegetables and some fruits, and gets a couple of pecans a day as a treat. I recently introduced acorns in her diet. Could that be the cause for her discolored pee? And if so, is it something I should worry about?

    Acorns are the only change I have made to her diet. She is not acting like she is sick and hurting in any way, she's just as spunky as usual.

    Thank you,

    Katie

    You answered your own question. The tannins in acorns will color their urine all the way to bright red depending on how much they eat.

    PLEASE be careful with acorns. Most of us do not feed them anymore. Because they are "wet" nuts much like chestnuts, they grow mold inside where you cannot see it, and it will kill your squirrel. They have not had a mama showing them which ones are okay - you are their mama and you gave it to them so they will often eat it even if it is bad. I will only feed acorns that I physically remove from the tree, right after I remove them. In the very least, you need to get a big butcher knife and cut them in half so you can inspect the insides before you feed them.

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    Ok thank you so much!

    I don't want to stop giving them to her completely, because I know it's good for her teeth to chew on the hard shell, but I will do what you said and inspect the insides before I give them to her. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathsbrock View Post
    She eats a variety of vegetables and some fruits, and gets a couple of pecans a day as a treat. I recently introduced acorns in her diet.
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    Yes, please tell us the diet. Diet is THE most important thing in the life of a sq. An incorrect one is the cause of most of the problems we see here. His is the healthy diet guide:

    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...-Pet-Squirrels

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