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Mazuri and urates

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by Wulfheim, May 11, 2019.

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  1. Wulfheim

    Wulfheim New Member

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    Hey everyone new Indian star keeper here. I have a question about mazuri, I never seem to have any problems with urates until the day after mazuri, then it’s like a white cloud...is mazuri high in protein?? And is this reason enough to discontinue its use? Thanks.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin

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    I doubt it, but I'm not an expert in that field. Let's ask @Kapidolo Farms and @Markw84
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    Kapidolo Farms Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    What do you feed on all the other days when not including Mazuri?
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    It would take more than one day for urates to be formed, if it was indeed from the Mazuri. I've been feeding Mazuri twice a week to my stars for years, and never had that problem.

    I think this is coincidental. Easy to test. Don't feed any Mazuri for a couple of weeks. Then feed it again and see what you get the next soak.
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