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Old 08-02-2019, 06:19 PM United States
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Default Safe bath houses

Hi, I'm searching for a safe, durable bath house that can prevent most of the dust from flying out. I'm currently using a cardboard box but it's difficult for the chinchillas to have full contact with the dust on the flat surface. The Kaytee Chinchilla Bath House seems to be a popular choice, but I usually avoid Kaytee products (since most of the time they aren't safe.) Is this dust bath safe and if not what do you recommend?
Any response is helpful,
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:51 AM Canada
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The kaytee ones are ok, the dust bath doesn't stay in the cage so it shouldn't be a problem that it's plastic. Personally I use a one gallon glass candy jar, I use to have a plastic one but it broke over time (top and bottom separated). To help contain the mess you can try putting the dust bath in a small carrier, cage, or box. Some people just put the bath house in the bath tub or shower so you just wash the dust down the drain.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:55 AM United States
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I have a plastic one that looks like a house which I put on a towel for her bath. She sometimes digs at the dust so this helps maintain a relatively clean area. I then fold the towel up when done and shake out.
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:43 AM United States
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I have the kaytee one, it works. He gets a bath twice a week during playtime, where he is always supervised so I am not worried about him eating the plastic. Playtime/bathtime is also in the bathroom which has a tile floor, makes it easy to just sweep up after him when he is done.
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