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Jessglud

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My nephew (17) bought an English Lop, newborn, 5 months ago. He lost interest and he was eating all my sisters plant so I took him in, had him about a week and it been interesting. He was trained to go on pee pads so roamed around the house and gated yard free. I can see his pee because of pads and last night my shoes, it’s orange or like cantaloupe, I’m feeding him high quality food, other than that grass, he has access to water all the time. He also started humping my arm, staring to think this is going to be a lot more work than I thought.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Rabbit urine can be many shades of yellow, orange, red. It depends on what they eat. Orange isn't any cause for concern.

The humping is due to hormones. Hormones can cause any number of behavioral changes. One of those is a change in potty habits.. or forgetting potty habits altogether. Getting him neutered would remove those pesky hormones. Just know that it can take several weeks after the surgery for hormones to fully dissipate.

I'm surprised he hasn't tried to chew and/or ingest the puppy pads. It is quite easy to litter train him to a litter box. You can read about a proper (safe) setup here:

Just bear in mind that hormones can disrupt training.

For training, it would be best to confine him (initially) to a smaller space. An exercise pen could work well. He needs to learn to use just his litter box.

What pellet brand are you using and how much are you feeding?
You mentioned him eating grass. Is he going outside?
Rabbits should have unlimited hay to eat. Of course hay is just dried grass, but they do need a lot. I'll attach a photo showing what a typical daily diet looks like. Note how much hay is needed per day.

The site already linked above has more care info that should be helpful in giving you an overview of litter training, how to free roam (the process, beginning with confining to a pen), proper diet, bonding, bunny proofing, health, etc.

Also, if you notice the greens in the diet picture, just know that greens need to be introduced quite slowly. The website explains how to do that and which greens are considered safe.

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Orangish reddish brown urine can be the normal color from plant pigments in the rabbits food, as Blue Eyes mentioned. If it was bright red, pinkish, had spots of red in the urine, and/or there were other indications of a health issue, then it could indicate blood is present and a possible UTI, which would require your rabbit being seen by a knowledgeable rabbit vet for the proper treatment.


 

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