How often should you change chinchilla bedding?


Although chinchillas are not smelly animals, they are messy. In order to keep your chinchilla stay healthy, immune system and cage in a good shape, apart from the best chinchilla bedding, you also need to spend your time to clean the bedding every day.

Proper cleaning bedding will stop your chinchilla’s cage smelling bad. This post below explores everything you need to know, how and how often to change the bedding to prevent smell build-up.

#1 Daily cleaning chinchilla bedding

Whatever bedding you are using, fleece liner or aspen shavings, chinchilla cages need swept out daily for poop and discarded hay. You’ll only need to spend five or ten minutes a day checking and cleaning your chinchilla’s cage. This will much better for chinchilla and also more save your time than takes hours every other weekend.

Checking the bedding, spot cleaning it. See any part that is been soiled and replacing it. Spot clean bedding once a day will prevent the urine from soaking to the rest of the clean bedding.

#2 Weekly cleaning chinchilla bedding

Urine of chinchilla will begin to produce an odor after one week. And this is time that you need to deep clean the cage. This includes washing water bottles and food bowls and also changing the bedding.

One week would be the bare minimum for cleaning. If you are using shavings, it is easier to get dirty and you many need to change it 1 time or 2 times per week depending on what it looks like. If you are using fleece liners, it makes the task  much more easier. Fleece liner is reusable, you just need to wash it with washing machine and cold water and he fleece can be used time and time again.

#3 Useful tools for changing bedding

Little Broom and Dustpan specifically useful to sweep up little poops, hat and dust of chinchillas daily. You will save you time of spot cleaning the cage and keeps the area around the chin’s cage a little tidier with these tools.

A vacuum is also must have tool. It will helps to clean up all the hay, bedding, fur, and poops from in and around the cage. Especially if you are using shavings, the vacuum can solve the messy that shaving make.