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Dust/sand Bath??

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Emmiiee, Jun 7, 2010.


  1. Emmiiee

    Emmiiee PetForums Senior

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    I have dust/sand baths for my 2 gerbils and 2 drawfies, they all LOVE them, but can you use dust/sand baths for syrians?
     
  2. dee o gee

    dee o gee PetForums VIP

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    Every so often I give my syrian in a glass jar with chinchilla sand, don't think she knows what to do with it as she usually just digs in it, one of these days im hoping it'l just click in her head that shes supposed to roll around in it. :D Can't see how it'd do them any harm, but I think I read somehere that your not supposed to leave them in permanently with them as it dries out their skin I think? :confused:
     
  3. niki87

    niki87 PetForums VIP

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    My male syrian Charlie came to me using a sand bath. I have never used them for any others...but I adopted him and he did. He loves it. Yes I use chinchilla sand too. xx
     
  4. ashleighhhhh

    ashleighhhhh PetForums VIP

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    They can have sand baths, you can just leave a dish or something to hold it in, in their cage for as long as you want, as long as it doesn't get too soiled, I recommend changing it once every 3 days or so.

    However, don't use dust baths, their respritory systems are too small to handle it ;)
     
  5. dee o gee

    dee o gee PetForums VIP

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    Whats the difference between a dust and sand bath? :confused1: Iv only ever seen chinchilla sand?
     
  6. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    You can buy chinchilla dust and chinchilla sand,the dust is finer and not reccomended. I use bird sand from Wilkinsons, mainly because I have 7 hamsters who all love their sand baths and go through loads of the stuff scattering it everywhere and the bird sand is cheaper.
     
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