Chins & Hedgies

It is Central Time
Go Back   Chins & Hedgies > Chin Forums > Chin Health & Hygiene
Register Chat FAQ Shop Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Chin Health & Hygiene Anything to do with the health or hygiene of a chinchilla - post it here!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2009, 11:57 AM
Posts: n/a
Question Matted Fur

What is the best way to handle a small patch of matted fur? Templeton has been on antibiotics and wasn't too thrilled about it for the first few days...and he got some on his chin. I tried to clean it all off, but he wasn't too cooperative and apparently I didn't get it all. To make a long story short, he took a dust bath and the medicine absorbed the dust and a few days later, wa-la...he's got a mat on his chin. Help please?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 12:04 PM
Posts: n/a

You need to pull it out- that is the best way. Get a comb, I have only used chin combs- and just pull it out. It should come out pretty easily, like when they drop fur. Someone will come on and tell you what else you can use if you don't have the chin combs, I am sure.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 12:07 PM United States
Riven's Avatar
Riven Riven is offline
Bad Chin
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Nebraska
Age: 39
Posts: 3,584

Fur on their chin does not slip like the fur on their body and cam be very painful to pull it out

Use a baby wipe to kind of break it up and wipe it out with that best you can, then if you have a comb gently comb it out best you can. Repeat as needed. If you don't have baby wipes you can use a damp ( not soaking wet ) paper towel or even just a dish rag.

ECBC Member
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 01:21 PM
Snickers Snickers is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: So Calif
Posts: 1,825
Chinchillas: 35

I'm not sure if this will work if it's a big mat but put the mat between your thumb & index finger and rub gently. I do this to 1 of my chins that gets wet under her chin. She doesn't have malo she had x-rays done I think she plays with her bottle.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 01:49 PM
Posts: n/a

Thanks! I appreciate the suggestions and I'll give them a shot
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2009, 04:57 PM United States
feistychins's Avatar
feistychins feistychins is offline
The Chinchilla Lady
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 327
Chinchillas: 100+

I would not pull the fur out. A little mat on his chin will eventually come off on it's own with repeated dust baths. If it really bothers you, use a baby wipe or a damp wash cloth and clean it that way.
Forever Feisty Chinchilla
A Rescue & Sanctuary for Chinchillas in Need
Visit 'Our Store' for Organic Herb & Grain Fusion, Critical Care, Hide-Aways, Toys and other chinchilla goodies!
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2012 Chins & Hedgies