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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question Scratching Chins

I recently purchased two new chins and being new to Chinchillas and all but I have a dumb questions. I live in Minnesota and my chins dust bath about 3-4 times a week. But they seem to scratch a lot. The one we had before didnt do this but now they all do is this normal?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 01:00 PM
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Might be that they're dust bathing TOO much, too much dust can cause dry skin. I hear that two times a week is enough.
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I give mine a dustbath once a week.. And only do it more if they appear to need one.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 05:58 PM
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You know that thing I said? Well, it's right there in Chinchillas as pets thread.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Dust Bath

I did read the Chinchillas as pets and got a lot of good info and in it you mention in a humid climate 3-4 times, possibly everyday. I live in a humid climate but I was probably being a very protective first time chin mommy. I will reduce there dust baths and see if it helps, Thanks for the info.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 04:42 PM
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You're welcome =3 It's perfectly fine to be protective chin mommy, best kind in fact =D
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