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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question baby chinchillas wont take dust baths

i have 3 baby chinchillas that are almost 4 weeks old. i live in a very dry climate so i only give my chins dust baths twice a week. i waited until the babies were a week old, then started giving the mom her regular dust baths again, but the babies still won't roll and bathe themselves. i put the dust in a 9"x13" caserole dish so they could all get in and they could watch mom. anyone have any advice? should i even be concerned? i thought they should be rolling and everything just like the mom by now. any advice would be appreciated. thank you!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2010, 07:30 AM
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Just give them some time
Mom still cleans them, so they do not have any need for the dust bath. I think out last kit was 6-8 weeks before he started using the dust bath.

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it definately takes them some time before they will be rolling around in it... a few months if i remember correctly... but could be off a bit..

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 02:57 AM
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hmmm, well ours do, we now bring the bath down when we get them out each evening, & they ALL love it....it can be funny watching the parents & kits in the bath together!!!


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