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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where do you buy your dust bath?

Just wondering where everyone get's their dust bath?
I want to try and get it in a larger quantity and hopefully cheap.
$8 for a little container here dosn't last between 5 degu's & 17 gerbils.

So where do you get yours?
What's the best deal you've seen on them?

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I pay the same amount as you . I get it wherever I happen to be at the time...PetCo or a local petstore. I want to get the vanilla one from PetsMart, though, it smells good! Sadly PetsMart is farther away.

I don't have to buy it that often, though, as I only have three degus. I re-used the dust many times until it gets dirty so it lasts a while .




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I buy from PetSmart, so I'm not really any help either. Ditto reusing dust several times, too.
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Ya i have a sifter and sift my dust, but the goo's make such a mess of it and use it as a toilet it get's used up quickly.

What kind of "Bath House" do you use for them?
I'm wondering if I should make a covered one...
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I tend to buy mine from my local pet shop and again i reuse mine till if has to be changed. I use ceramic bath houses to contain the dust as the degus tend to get it everywhere If you need a large amount it might be worth you asking at a local pet shop or supplier as they might be able to provide you with a large bag and it might cost you less if you buy in bulk

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Ya i have a sifter and sift my dust, but the goo's make such a mess of it and use it as a toilet it get's used up quickly.

What kind of "Bath House" do you use for them?
I'm wondering if I should make a covered one...
Weirdly enough, I use a pet food container as a dust bath. The container for the larger size of Brisky's Diet Degu Pellets is the perfect size and shape for one! Almost all of the dust stays inside unless Rosie decides to go on a digging adventure .




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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-19-2006, 12:10 PM
 
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We need a pretty big container since we have a chin who loves to make a mess, so we have a store-bought chinchilla bath house. It is all enclosed except for a "doorway" in the front.

eta: I would check www.drsfostersmith.com

I order a lot of dog stuff from them and they seem to have pretty good prices. Not sure if they are cheaper on dust or not.

eta: I just found this. http://www.strictlypetsupplies.com/p...FSheUAoda3pZJw

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I but the jug from Petsmart and have Hailey take about 2 or 3 baths in each set of dust. Sometimes you can tell when it needs to go and sometimes she is in and out so fast that I am not throwing it away! I have never heard of the vanilla one though. I am going to need to go check it out. With Hailey, I go through the 8.00 container every month. Maybe a little more. A month and a half. I also do not let her take a bath everyday. It is not good for them.
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I but the jug from Petsmart and have Hailey take about 2 or 3 baths in each set of dust. Sometimes you can tell when it needs to go and sometimes she is in and out so fast that I am not throwing it away! I have never heard of the vanilla one though. I am going to need to go check it out. With Hailey, I go through the 8.00 container every month. Maybe a little more. A month and a half. I also do not let her take a bath everyday. It is not good for them.
Its ok for degus to bathe every day and have access to the sandbath 24/7 if the owner should wish as they don't have quite as delicate coats as chins

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I use the Living World Chinchilla Dust. It's good for about two months if we give our four girls a bath once a week. We use a large Mason jar and they just go in and roll around. Sometimes two of them will go in and the rest will roll outside the jar, it's pretty cute to watch.

Someone should make Sychronized Dust Bathing an Olympic sport.
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