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Chinchilla Dust Bath

How Chinchillas Stay Clean


Chinchillas need dust baths to keep their lush fur clean and in good condition. As you can see in this video of Marlin, chinchillas really get into a dust bath, rolling around in the dust very actively and acrobatically. An enclosed dust bath like this one (fish bowls also work well) is a good idea for chinchillas, because the very fine dust will end up airborne during a bath. Make sure to only use dust specifically made for chinchillas -- other sands and powders just won't do the trick!

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