Chinchillas are cute, fluffy pets with the softest fur you might ever feel. Their dense coat is not meant to get wet because it can be hard to completely dry. The best way to keep their fur healthy and clean is by providing the right resources for them to self-clean. They need a bath container with the proper bathing dust or sand. Dust baths are their way of staying clean and healthy. This dust will also leave their coat smelling fresh.