Chinchilla Bathing Sand
Chinchilla Bathing Sand is natural clay, mined in South Africa. It is baked and crushed to our specific needs for chinchilla coat hygiene. The process gives a sterile and highly absorbent dust that both penetrates to the skin with the fine dust and brushes out loose fur with the little coarser particles. It leaves a shiny, clean coat that looks groomed. It is also important for the mental wellbeing of chinchillas as bathing regularly and staying clean is extremely relaxing. Because of the high absorbency compared to other dust and sand, it can be used for longer before it needs replacement. In our climate, bath sand can be left in the cages and do not need restricted use for most chinchillas. If your chinchilla has a medical condition, baths might need to be restricted to a few times a week.
Chinchilla Bathing Sand is specially adapted to the hygienic needs of chinchillas and other rodents such as degus, gerbils and hamsters. It is a bacteriologically pure mineral product.
The small, smooth and smooth structure of the grains of sand allows them to penetrate without problems or cause damage through the fine structure of the fur to the skin, and in this way, offer an optimal absorbing and cleansing effect.
How often do I bath my Chinchilla?
A daily sand bath for your rodent, is the perfect guarantee for a coat in excellent condition by using our chinchilla bathing sand.
A bit more about chinchillas…
Chinchillas are one of the most intriguing (not to mention adorable) exotic companion mammals we have ever brought into our homes. With thick, ultra-plush fur, a squirrel-like tail, and big, soulful eyes, it’s nearly impossible to not become completely enamored with these docile little creatures.
One of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of chinchilla pet parenthood is a chinchilla’s need for regular access to dust baths.
Chinchillas maintain their enviable, luscious locks thanks to sheer density. They boast an average of 60-70 hairs sprouting from each follicle, awarding them the title of densest fur of any land mammal. In comparison, the majority of mammals, including humans, only produce one hair per follicle! As you can imagine, that thick, luxurious coat serves multiple key functions but does not dry easily. As a result, is best to try to avoid getting chinchillas wet, as moisture can get trapped close to the skin which can lead to multiple types of skin disease, including pyoderma (infection of the skin) and dermatitis (inflammation of the skin). In lieu of soap and water, chinchillas “bathe” in fine dust which helps evenly distribute natural oils, clears away dirt and debris, and keeps their fur silky soft.
For more information on chinchilla fur, please click here.
To find our specially formulated chinchilla diet, please click here.