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Chinchilla Dust Bath

How Chinchillas Stay Clean

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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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