Originally Answered: How can i clean a sticky baby chinchilla?
Dust is not going to take care of this problem. It can get a lot of stuff out of fur, but not sticky adhesives. If it was an adult chinchilla, I would say to water bathe with a baby type shampoo and thoroughly dry him/her, but if you try that with a 3 day old kit, you will most likely end up killing it.
This is just a bad situation. How on earth did a 3 day old kit get out of its cage in order TO walk into a sticky pad meant for catching pests? Is the cage not kit safe? Was this a surprise litter?
If it was me, I would contact the company and explain the situation to them. Tell them how incredibly delicate a chinchilla is, the fact that it's only 3 days old, and see if they have any safe solutions. I would be worried not only for the kit, but also for the mom. The mom's natural instinct is going to be to try and bathe this kit clean, thereby ingesting this nasty adhesive crap that's stuck all over her the baby. I would very, very concerned that this would cause a blockage in her intestines if she ingested too much, put her off her feed, cause her to turn on the kit - any number of things.
Please, take the time to join http://www.chins-n-hedgies.com. I'm going to cross post this there and hopefully get some more answers for you because I am just about at a loss here for a safe way to clean this poor baby up. Maybe someone there will have more insights that they can share. A lot of people there have had a lot of experience with pretty much anything you can think of, so maybe someone has something better they can recommend. I have to say that for me, personally, this is a first.
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