Normally, regular dust baths take care of all grooming needs. On occasion, chins with especially dense fur need a little extra help. Cutting mats out of your chinchillas fur is NOT recommended and can be especially dangerous. Special chinchilla grooming combs are needed to do the job. As much as it may appear, these special combs are not flea combs typically found in pet stores. The comb teeth are needle sharp and specially made to smooth through luxurious chinchilla fur.