Lixit Corporation - Chinchilla Dry Bath - 14" x 9" x 6"

Product Description
Chinchilla Dry Bath is a convenient way to provide a dust bath for Chinchillas, Gerbils, Degus and other small animals that enjoy grooming in dust. The Dry Bath comes apart for easy cleaning and storage. Measures 14-inch by 9-inch by 6-inch.

Package Description: 14" x 9" x 6"

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Ingredients or Materials: Made from sturdy plastic.
Tips on Keeping Your Chinchilla's Fur Soft
Chinchillas have very thick and soft fur. Some people believe the fur of a chinchilla is the softest of any animal in the world. Interestingly, their fur is so thick that parasites, such as the fleas and ticks that may harm other pets, have much difficulty getting through the hair to the skin. But you should still have your chinchilla regularly checked by your veterinarian. The reason your chinchilla's fur is soft is simple. Chinchillas have between 60 and 80 hairs per hair follicle. In contrast, humans have only one - maybe two - hairs per hair follicle!

To keep their fur soft, clean, and healthy, chinchillas need frequent baths. But chinchillas do not take water baths like you might. Instead, they bathe in a special dust. This is a finely ground powder made, preferably, from mountain pumice or volcanic ash. Your chinchilla will twist, roll, kick, and dig in the sand to bathe. It is good for your chinchilla but even more fun to watch! But care still needs to be taken. Since your chinchilla's eyes are so large, constant exposure to their bathing dust could cause unnecessary eye injuries. The best way to let your chinchilla bathe is to place his dust bath into his cage 2-3 times a week for 20-60 minutes a day.