- May 2, 2022
Hi, I had a previous situation where my chinchillas hair was matted from the previous owner. I was told to either try to tug on it (carefully) or to use a brush comb that’s special for his fur. As much as I carefully and patiently try tugging on it, it won’t loosen up. I used the comb with many spikes (I also have a comb with less spikes, didn’t work) and it seems to bother him a lot. This issue has been going on and I really don’t know what to do. My last option is cutting the matted spots, to get a closer and easier trim. I believe cutting it isn’t the best option, but I don’t know exactly what to do. A little background on my chin Minato: He’s my first chin ever. I’ve researched various amounts of information on chinchillas, but he’s A LOT different than usual ones. He doesn’t have a lot of instincts that I would expect a usual chin has. For example, (1) he doesn’t spray at all. If he was ever scared or nervous, he never sprayed or let off a smell of urine. (2) He doesn’t have any “fur slip”. I was told that by tugging or brushing the matted hair, he would have fur slip and it’d be easier for him to drop the fur. But like I said, he doesn’t have many instincts as usual ones. I know him fully well, but he’s a little different haha. If you guys have any recommendations or advice towards me cutting some matted fur or any other opinions, please let me know. Thanks in advance!