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Chinchilla Dust/Sand 1.5kg 15144


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Chinchillas keep clean by tossing around in a fine volcanic dust (called chinchilla dust) to keep their fur clean and separated. Use a proper proprietary metal dustbath with a lid. Open bowls and boxes are often too shallow, and the dust will go EVERYWHERE when your chinchilla tosses about in it (wooden boxes will be chewed to bits!). The lid on the proprietary dustbath will keep the dust clean when not in use, and provide an extra perch for your chinchilla. Use only proper chinchilla dust, sold here because using an alternative, e.g. fine sand, is positively harmful. Every day, go through the dustpan with an old sieve to scoop out any droppings and then top up the dust (an inch or two deep is plenty), and replace the dust completely every month, thoroughly washing out the bath.

Some owners will make the dustbath available to their chinchilla for only ten or fifteen minutes per day as, apparently, too much bathing can cause excess dryness in the skin. Other owners leave the dustbath in the cage at all times for their pets to use at their leisure, with no ill-effects. Use your common sense, but always provide a bath at least a few times a week - a chinchilla who gets out of the habit of dustbathing will be very difficult to rehabilitate!

Provide a dustbath for each cage you have - this will prevent cross-infection, should any of your chins fall ill.

  • Model: 5144
  • Shipping Weight: 1.755kg
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: UNBRANDED

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