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Chew Sticks PEAR (out of stock)
Food- HAY all varities
Critical Care Powder
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Apple Chew Sticks
There are usually about 15 lb. Apple Sticks available and ready for immediate shipping.
Each batch is picky chin tested and all shipments are guaranteed. It is always a welcome treat!
One pound of small sticks has about 150 5" sticks.
NOTE!!!!! Please store sticks in an open cardboard box or paper bag.
Chinchillas, bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, wallabies, and even dogs enjoy chewing/ playing with our apple sticks.
Sold by the pound.
Twiglet sticks are very thin, various lengths up to 11'' long.
$14/lb. plus shipping
Small sticks are slightly thicker, about 5" long.
$16/lb. plus shipping
2 pounds/$41 includes Priority Shipping to any US address
Big sticks are about pencil diameter and of various lengths up to 11" long.
$11/lb. plus shipping
PLEASE NOTE: Some of our wood is fuzzy wood. The white is a natural secretion that is safe and greatly desired. Chinchillas love it. Mold is different. It is bluish green and will cover many sticks at a time. Mold is also powdery. The white on fuzzy wood is waxy.
Our Apple Sticks are shipped to us and immediately processed. Each 6 lb. batch is washed in clean 130 degree running water. They are then air dried before being baked for 3 or more hours at a low, 230-degree heat. Processed sticks are stored inside our house until they are sorted and cut for sale.
Apple Sit -n- Chew Logs
Apple Logs are about 3/4 inch in diameter, with hanger bolt/fender washers/wing nut mounts included. Chins love to sit and chew on them.
Apple Sit-n-Chew with/without mounts $9each plus shipping
Pear Chew Sticks *out of stock
Certified organic pear chew sticks, sold by the pound. Various diameters up to about pencil thickness are about 6" long. Chins love chewing on Pear sticks! Always a favorite treat. Seasonal, ask about availability.
Pear sticks $10/ half pound. plus shipping
Rosehips are an excellent source of Vitamin C and calcium. Chins only eat the red outside shell of whole dried rosehips.
Available i1/2 lb. or 1lb. bags. One pound whole rosehips equals about 600 rose hips. Rosehips are dried and will not spoil.
Whole Dried rosehips $11/lb. plus shipping
Seedless Dried Cut and sifted (C/S)
Seedless rose hips $14/lb. plus shipping
Whole Oats are a good safe treat in small amounts, and very helpful in hand taming shy chinchillas.
We sell only Purina Race Horse Oats to insure a quality product.
Please Note: Oats must be given in very limited quantities: 1 per day
Whole Oats $1/ 4oz. plus shipping
Mrs. Pasture's Horse Cookies
A few scrapes on a horse cookie once a week are our chinchillas' guilty pleasure. The cookies are very hard. Hold onto it tightly and let your chin scrape a bit off.
One cookie should last about 2 weeks.
Cookie Treats $1 each plus shipping
Hanging Chew Toys
Simple hanging toys made from a lave bite, safe poplar blocks and pieces, organic apple wood and natural pumice topped by a length of Shredder strung on a wire. Each piece is about 7" long. It is recommended that toys be rotated regularly (weekly). When chewed up, toys can be laid on their side for further chewing pleasure.
Hanging Chew Toys $5 each plus shipping
We have several types of hay that we use for our own chins.
All hays are available in half-pound increments.
All types of Hay are $4/lb. plus shipping
3rd cut Timothy hay
A soft, all leaf grass hay. If a chin does not eat much hay, they will probably eat this. Available in 1/2 lb. increments,
$4 lb. plus shipping
2nd cut Timothy hay
Available in 1/2 lb. increments,
$4/lb. plus shipping
Orchard Blend Hay
It is a favorite for stuffing hay toys.
$4/lb. plus shipping
Orchard Grass Hay
Orchard grass is sweet and long-leafed. It makes a great addition to the daily hay. Our chins get about 75% Western Timothy and 25% Orchard Grass. Chins love variety and different grass hays are a great way to satisfy them.
$4/lb. plus shipping
Timothy Hay Cubes** New Item
Chin sized, soft and fragrant
$3/lb. plus shipping
Alfalfa Hay Cubes
Alfalfa is a must for young chins, pregnant and nursing mothers and is a great occasional treat for other chins. These cubes are quite hard and are a great carry/chew toy. One pound is shown.
Alfalfa cubes $1/lb. plus shipping
Oxbow Organic Meadow Grass and Oxbow Botanical Hay
Give your chin a safe treat that provides variety in the diet. Perfect for stuffing hay toys. Treat Hays are supplemental Hays offered in addition to the daily Western Timothy Hay. Meadow Grass Hay and Botanical Hay are packaged in a 1 1/2 oz. bag.
Each bag is $1 plus shipping
Hay Treat Bags
A weekly favorite treat for all our chinchillas:
One half pound sized brown paper bags stuffed with different types of grass hays:
Various timothy hays (2nd and 3rd cuts), Botanical hay, Orchard grass, Meadow grass, Bluegrass, a pinch of crushed rosehips and bits of apple chew sticks. Ingredients vary. (Note: no alfalfa)
Each treat bag is $3 plus shipping
Make your own! 10 bags plus raffia ties $5 plus shipping
Pellets and Water
Pellets-- Essentials Chinchilla Food Oxbow
Essentials Chinchilla Food is a high quality alfalfa based pellet.
We both use and recommend an Oxbow diet for all our chinchillas. We have fresh pellets available.
Feeding 2 tablespoons per day, a chin will need about 1 1/2 to 2 lb. of pellets per month. Pellets should be consumed within 60 days.
A 5 lb. bag will fit in a medium-sized shipping box with room for apple chews and more.
Essentials Chinchilla Pellets 5 lb. bag $10 plus shipping
Pellet Holders and Ceramic Bowls
Holders are made from safe pine with non-toxic glue. 3" hole designed to fit the 3" ceramic bowls
Holder $15 each plus shipping
Ceramic Bowl (white ) $3 each plus shipping
Water Bottle Lixit
We use Lixit glass water bottles exclusively and are very happy with them.
Mounting spring included. Remove the plastic turtle before using. We recommend mounting one 8 oz. bottle per chinchilla in the cage or a 16 oz. for pairs and trios. Mount vertical with the spout at shoulder level to a chin on all fours. It is a great idea to have a spare.
Lixit Water Bottle 8 oz. $8 each plus shipping
Lixit Water Bottle 16 oz. $10 each plus shipping
A superior bath dust!
(bath houses available-- see Cage Stuff page)
Bath Dust $3/lb. plus shipping
15” Quality Cage The best wheel available, silent and durable. All our chins have one and it is required for every adoption.
15” Chinspin is $120.00 including shipping*
*order here... your chin spin is shipped directly from Quality Cage
Critical Care Powder-- sample bag size
Oxbow Critical Care is an important tool for helping sick chins. It is a combination of fiber and nutrients.
Mix with water to make a paste of varying consistency depending on need; it will also supplement a chin's water intake.
There has always been a problem with feeding it--- often a sick chin needs to be wrapped up like a 'burrito' in order to be fed. This can cause stress at a time when it is not needed. Most of our chins will eat Critical Care readily, even greedily, but it can take time to get them used to it. A chin may need to be tempted, pretending the CC is a treat.
You can try sprinkling a very small amount (a few grains) on your chin's pellets so it grows used to the taste. After talking with our vets and with the consent of Oxbow, we are offering small amounts of Critical Care to chin owners for this purpose.
Each sample bag contains about 6 teaspoons (tsp) equal to 15 grams of Critical Care product.
Each teaspoon powder when mixed with water makes about 7cc-12 cc. A normal feeding for a 550-700g chin will fall into this range.
However, each sample bag will provide many small amounts to tempt a chin.
Sent by US first class mail, the Critical Care sample bag is $3 each.
Please note: Critical Care normally should be used in conjunction with proper vet care.
If it is needed, there is a reason and Critical Care treats symptoms, not causes.
Bass Evacuation Carriers (Transport Carriers)
We require wire carriers to transport our chinchillas when adopted.
Bass Equipment provides an approved carrier that can be used to safely and easily carry your chin(s).
All of the carriers come fully assembled and ready to use. This is a new item for the Bass store, not listed online yet, but they readily take phone orders.
Suitable for adult size chinchillas, ask about how to modify for transporting kits.
These are high quality Bass carriers constructed of galvanized steel and galvanized after welding wire, completely safe and convenient.
We keep a few Bass and Quality Cage (QC) carriers in stock as a convenience for adoptions.
Please order your carrier directly from Bass Equipment.
Bass Double Evacuation Carrier
Double Carrier was designed for us to safely carry two adult chins, one on each side of the non-moveable divider. Each is protected from the other and there are no worries about chewing the car’s interior. If you have only one chin, the other side can be used to carry supplies.
Double carrier measures 16" wide x 10" deep x 8" high and is divided into two 8" wide sections. There is a 2" wide metal "frame" between the sections, to prevent contact between chinchillas that might be incompatible. The individual opening tops and front are made of 1" x 1" wire, with a solid metal back and sides. It has a 3" deep metal tray and a handle in the center.
Double $69.95 plus shipping , order directly from Bass Equipment
Bass Single Evacuation Carrier
Single Carrier measures 16"w x 10"d x 8" high. It has a 3" deep metal tray and is made of sturdy 1" x 1" wire safety-finished to protect your pet and your hands. It has one handle on the top. No divider. Suitable for transporting two or maybe three compatible adult chins.
Single $49.95 plus shipping, order directly from Bass Equipment.