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1. I had my chinchilla on my bed during lunch when he just jumped in my bowl of soup. The soup was a little hot, but I don't think he was burned. He now has broccoli and cheese soup between his front legs and on his neck. (I know, right where he can't clean it well.) I'm unsure on how to get it off.
2. Is there any particular type of dust that is better?? We have had our chin about 8 months. We have tried a couple of types of dust. One is coarse like sand, the other is very soft and fine. She seems to like them about the same, and the last type we bought also is scented like vanilla. Should we stick to one type and if so does it matter which??
3. Am wanting to get a female chinchilla. My male is 10 months old. The pet store is a 8 week old in. Will it be okay to put them together or will he try to mate with her?
4. My Chinchilla is white and its ears have small brown dots on then, is this a symtom for a sickness? Or should I take her to the vet?
5. My male chinchilla is about 3 years old but he's not as big as others I've seen. I'm just wondering if I should be feeding him more. I give him a heaping tbsp of pellets at night and a handful of hay, is this enough?

1. I had my chinchilla on my bed during lunch when he just jumped in my bowl of soup. The soup was a little hot, but I don't think he was burned. He now has broccoli and cheese soup between his front legs and on his neck. (I know, right where he can't clean it well.) I'm unsure on how to get it off. top
You can use baby wipes to clean him up then let the dust bath do the rest.
submitted by Brandon Waite, answered by admin, last updated Jul 28, 2017
2. Is there any particular type of dust that is better?? We have had our chin about 8 months. We have tried a couple of types of dust. One is coarse like sand, the other is very soft and fine. She seems to like them about the same, and the last type we bought also is scented like vanilla. Should we stick to one type and if so does it matter which?? top
Keep in mind the point of a dust bath is to remove the excess oils from your chinchillaís fur. The Chinchilla Sand, which looks a lot like sand on the beach, just canít do that. It also damages the fur over time. You want to stick with the dust that looks like flour or powder. There really isnít a best brand. Kaytee and SunSeed both make good dusts carried by pet stores. There is no reason you canít switch them around.
submitted by Ray Bratcher, answered by admin, last updated Jul 28, 2017
3. Am wanting to get a female chinchilla. My male is 10 months old. The pet store is a 8 week old in. Will it be okay to put them together or will he try to mate with her? top
He will try to mate. Females can get pregnant long before their bodies are large enough to safely deliver. You never want to house a female and male together until the female is at least 8 months old.
submitted by Angie, answered by admin, last updated Jul 28, 2017
4. My Chinchilla is white and its ears have small brown dots on then, is this a symtom for a sickness? Or should I take her to the vet? top
Is your chinchilla a Pink White (having reddish eyes and pink ears)? In guessing your chinchilla has beige in its background. All beige chinchillas get freckles on their ears as they grow up. Beige, Pink White, Brown Velvet, and any other color that has beige in its background will get these freckles. You'll notice more and more as your chinchilla grows.
submitted by Shennara, answered by admin, last updated Jul 28, 2017
5. My male chinchilla is about 3 years old but he's not as big as others I've seen. I'm just wondering if I should be feeding him more. I give him a heaping tbsp of pellets at night and a handful of hay, is this enough? top
It's ok to free-feed your chinchilla. Ours always have access to pellets and hay. If your chinchilla is skinny and you feel his bones easily he is probably not getting enough feed. I like to see a bit of food left in the cage when I go to feed the next time...But if your chinchilla is not skinny it may just be his genetics. Small chinchillas produce smaller chinchillas. Breeding a mutation color to another mutation instead of a standard will produce smaller chinchillas. No matter what they are fed, these chinchillas will never be as big as carefully bred larger chinchillas.
submitted by Maverice, answered by admin, last updated Jul 28, 2017
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