Lixit Blue Beauty Chinchilla Bath Dust 1.36kg
- Vendor: Lixit
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Keep your chinchilla perfectly groomed with the Lixit Blue Beauty Chinchilla Bath Dust. Taking a vigorous dust bath is part of their natural behavior, and it’s how they keep their coat clean, healthy, and incredibly lush. And besides keeping their fur in great shape, it’s actually enjoyable for your exotic pet to take a roll.
Also known as Blue Sparkle dust, because it naturally contains some sparkles when mined, it mimics volcanic ash of the Chinchilla's native environment. Lixit Blue Beauty Dust contains no limestone, glass, or sand. Plus, it shakes completely out of the fur so your pet is immediately back to his luxurious self.
- Grooming dust for chinchillas or other small animals that require or enjoy dust baths.
- Preferred bath dust by all chinchilla breeders in USA
- 100% all-natural dust is sustainably mined in Kansas, USA.
- Blue Sparkle dust contains zero limestone, glass, or sand.
- Very fine powder shakes completely out of fur and helps to keep the coat soft, free of mats, and gorgeous.
- Comes with a scoop for easy filling.
- Made in the USA.
Pour approximately 1/4" to 1/2" dust into your pet's dry bath. Place filled bath in pet's habitat. Let pet roll in dust for 15 minutes a day. Discard dust once it has become soiled ever 1-2 weeks.
Why Blue Sparkle Dust Is Better Than Bath Sand?
Many pet owners are not aware, that not all bath dust are made the same, and it is important to buy only dust which is specifically labeled for Chinchillas. Most pet stores in South Africa sell chinchilla bath sand or clay which is not the same thing as bath dust. Bath sand or clay is not recommended for chinchillas because it can be rough on your chin's fur and is not fine enough to do a really good job.
Chinchillas have dense fur. Over time, oils and moisture collect in their fur. In the wild, chinchillas have no way to clean their fur other than to roll around in volcanic ash which acts as an absorbent. The finer the dust, the better. A regular dust bath is an absolute necessity for chinchillas. Taking a vigorous dust bath is one of their natural behaviors, and is how chinchillas keep their lush coats clean and healthy. Not only does this dust bath help to keep their thick fur smooth and silky, it is thought to be relaxing and fun for chinchillas.
Lixit Blue Beauty dust is the best chinchilla dust you can use. This ultra-fine powder which is also know as Blue Sparkle dust contains no limestone, glass, or sand and shakes completely out of fur. It is specifically made for chinchillas for this purpose. When the chinchillas roll in Blue Sparkle dust, it penetrates their coat down to the skin and absorbs oil and dirt from the fur and removes odours. Other powders, sand or clay may look or feel similar, but just won't work the same way – Lixit Blue Beauty chinchilla dust is made to mimic what they would have access to in their native habitat.
The frequency of such baths will depend on the climate you live in. Chinchillas in a dry climate will require fewer dust baths than a chinchilla in a humid climate. The dust bath should be left with the chinchillas for around 20-30 minutes. More often than not, they'll stop using it before the time is up. Offer the dust bath to your chinchilla at least twice a week, typically in the evening when they are getting most active. Twice a week is usually sufficient, though you can offer the bath more frequently if your chinchilla's fur starts to look rough or feels damp or oily. You'll also want to watch out for dry, flaky skin on your chinchilla. If you see signs of this, consider increasing the time between dust baths. It is fine to re-use the dust for several baths. Make sure to scoop out any waste when the chinchilla is done each bath. If the dust starts to look clumpy or dirty, discard and use fresh dust.