Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Chinchilla Taking a dust Bath
Well I hope this video works it's the first time I've tried posting a video. We had a Chinchilla in the store she is now in her new home but I managed to take this video before she left.
Chinchillas instinctively clean their fur by taking dust baths. The dust gets into their fur and absorbs oil and dirt. These baths are needed a few times a week. Chinchillas do not bathe in water because the dense fur prevents air-drying, retaining moisture close to the skin, which can cause fungus growth or fur rot... eww!