If you think all animals bathe in water, think again. The lovable and adorable chinchillas bathe in dust. Yes, you read that right: dust. But it isn't the everyday household dust that they use. They bathe in volcanic dust. The roll around in it - that's how they keep themselves clean.
If you have pet chinchillas
, this curious bathing ritual now becomes a problem. Where exactly can you get volcanic ash? It isn't as if there's a friendly neighborhood volcano from which you can get the ash from.
The next best option is to buy it from the market. One good brand is the Super Pet Chinchilla Bath Sand Dust-Free Natural Volcanic Mountain Pumice from Pet Store
. It isn't exactly made of dust, but it is made with fine mountain pumice sourced from volcanoes. It is still a good alternative. It's less messy than dust, and it does its job of absorbing oils and dirt from the coats of chinchillas.
The Super Pet Chinchilla Bath Sand Dust-Free Natural Volcanic Mountain Pumice is non-irritating so it won't harm the coat or skin of your chinchillas. The texture is also smooth and powdery, so your pets will surely enjoy rolling around in it. It works well with the Super Pet Chinchilla bath House.
" Chinchilla Bath Sand is a revolutionary idea in the care of chinchillas! Before, chinchilla owners had to provide a very messy dust for their chinchillas to bath in. Chinchilla Bath Sand is a superior alternative to the traditional chinchilla dust because its virtually dust free especially when used with your Super Pet Chinchilla Bath House! Bath Sand is made from a 100% natural volcanic mountain pumice found in the Andes Mountains, which is where your chinchilla's wild relatives are from. Each box of Chinchilla Bath Sand includes 5 ready-to-use ""E-Z"" pour packets ensuring you use a perfect amount of sand every time."