If your chin ( or other pet) is litter trained, you can use fleece, and just change the litter in their litter box - you have to use chin safe litter, like Kaytee or Carefresh ( not kitty litter, since they will eat the litter). Most chins can be litter trained easily; just put their litter box in the corner that they normally do their business, and they will usually keep going in the litter box with no problem. Then you can use fleece on the floor of the cage ( be sure to use FLEECE, a fabric that does not have strings that can be eaten and cause intestinal issues for your pet) since they will go in their litter box, and every week or so you will just change out the fleece for a clean one, since it is still going to have droppings on it, as chins poo nonstop and won't care where they go. The fleece will not usually be dirty, it will just need to be shaken out, but it is still nice to have a few spares so you can wash them regularly (and you want to have a spare for emergencies, in case anyone " forgets" where their litter box is, water bottle leaks, whatever). I would just buy fleece in my fabric store in whatever color or pattern was cute and cut a few pieces to fit the floor or the cage (fleece is very cheap and you just cut it to make a blanket- no sewing needed), but you can also buy floor coverings that are custom made for the Critter Cage. It does not really matter if you use bedding on the floor of your cage, or fleece, as long as you keep whatever you use clean and comfortable for your chin- some chins love fleece, and some prefer bedding, so it will depend on what you and your chin like ( and if they are willing to go along with being litter trained ( some refuse to do it- they are all smart enough to do so, but some just refuse to do it).
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We recommend bedding specific to chinchillas or contact a chinchilla breeder for other suggestions.
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