- May 2, 2022
Hi, I rescued my chin about a month ago and I found out that his previous owners use to bathe him in water instead of dust. Once I took him to the vet, I was told to give him a bath every other day due to his matted fur from the water. I’m not sure what to do in this scenario because I know chinchillas are only suppose to get baths around twice a week. The previous owner also used some wack dust that was trash, now I use the kaytee dust which my chinchilla feels comfortable in. But I also noticed that his matted fur hasn’t gone away. I read that I could use a comb to gently pick it out, yet the matted fur isn’t loose enough and I don’t want to hurt my chin. I also don’t want to hand pick it because I know it’ll hurt him. The pictures of the brush and fur are down below. Can someone please give me recommendations?