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Chinchilla sand?

Sierra

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Could you use chinchilla sand for guinea pigs to roll around in? I have used it for hamsters for them to roll around in.
 
I don't use it and i don't think much people here do either. I think it would stick to there fur and make it look like they just rolled around in a very dusty or dirty (and literally dirty as in dirt) place. I wouldn't use it. I would be on the safe side (and save some money for veggies) and NOT buy it.
 
I see no reason to use it, I would never use it. They didn't come from the desert like chinchillas.
 
just seems like a waste of money to me.
 
Yep major waste of money.
 
i bet they wouldnt even like it or know how to use it. they would probably end up using it as a litter box.
 
guinea pigs dont really roll around in anything anyway. plus, it may be harmful if they eat it (as piggies tend to try a little of everything in their cage)

just a thought
 
definately a good thought, being precautious, that what we want. the safety of our piglings
 
Guinea pigs have sensitive respiratory systems and sand would not be good for them - too dusty.
 
My piggie walked in my chins bath house a couple of times and just stood there. He never tried to roll. I ended up keeping the bath house out of the piggies reach after reading how very sensitive their little piggie eyes are and resp systems.
 
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