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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Changing Dust

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Now everyone probably thinks I ask too many questions, but better safe than sorry right? Anyways, how often should I change the dust in my bath house? My chinchilla's take baths twice a week.
Oh and if you all are wondering, I changed to the Blue Sparkle dust and my chin (Angel) who hated baths, now LOVES them! Thanks for your help in that department!
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My chins get dusted 2-3 times a week. They always get fresh dust. When they are done what is left is thrown out.


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You don't have to change it everytime. If they don't go to the bathrom in it, it should be fine for a couple weeks if you bathe them 2 or 3 times a week. If bedding gets in it you can just sift it and it'll be clean again

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You don't have to change it everytime. If they don't go to the bathrom in it, it should be fine for a couple weeks if you bathe them 2 or 3 times a week. If bedding gets in it you can just sift it and it'll be clean again
This is true, and a lot of people don't change their dust bath out. To me it would be like me taking a bath in dirty bath water... yuck. It is my preference to give mine fresh every time.


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I can see your point about the dirty dust, I wouldn't want to take a bath in dirty water either! But I think I will change it every week. Im also glad that I found a dust that my "picky" chin likes! Thanks for your help!
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My chinchillas were picky. They would only use their dust once. I think mainly it was because of me changing it everytime. Mine would get a bath 2 or 3 times a week
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