Peeing or pooping yellow

Notlixyy

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I was soaking my tortoise and noticed he peed or pooped out these small little yellow flakes. He’s done it before. I’m not sure what they are and if they’re normal, does anyone know?
 

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wellington

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My guess is urates.
What kind of tortoise, age, size and fill us in on everything about the way you house him.
All Temps
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How often you soak
Urates are common in most species. They aren't a problem as long as they are of tooth paste texture not hard or gritty
 

Notlixyy

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He’s a one month old African Sulcata. He’s 60 grams and about 2 inches. He’s kept in an 40in by 30 in indoor enclosure with 85F+ temps (basking spot of 95 - 100F) and 80%+ humidity at all times. I use coco fiber and repti bark for substrate. I soak once a day 20-30 minutes. I let him out for an hour every other day in a pen to eat grass and get natural sunlight. His diet consists mostly of leafy greens (romaine etc.), grass, some mazuri diet sprinkled with some calcium twice a week.
 

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