I have two chinchillas. I was looking for some advice and stumbled upon this website. I've had my previous chin for about 2 months so she's about 5 months. I got my second one today, they aren't sure how old she is. I'm guessing based on size 8 months. My concern is that she came to me smelling like a farm I'm assuming it's just because of the environment she came to me from. I've heard if there's a smell then she's probably sick. I'm pretty sure it's just because she was from a breeding farm? I will take them to the vet soon, of course. I saw on a few posts on here that damp cloths are ok? I was advised not to do that from other forum sites. Some people say that baby wipes are fine. I have tropiclean brand wipes for cats dogs and other small animals. Non scented and hypoallergenic. What do you guys suggest or think? I feel like this is a safe place to swap and ask for information. I'm glad I stumbled across it. I did give her a dust bath. I'm not sure if she rolled in it. There was poop in the bowl. But I was giving her some space to adjust and she's white as opposed to my black girl that I could tell she'd rolled in dust. The cage was thoroughly cleaned before she got here. It did not smell, the room she's in did not smell, but as soon as I was with her I did notice that she did and she was pretty dirty. Which is why I gave her the dust bath asap. The room isn't unbearable but does have a smell to it now from her. I wouldn't say she's sick or suffering at all. I want to give her time to adjust and not grab her and force her to be cleaned but whatever is necessary and helps.