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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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So I went wheel shopping today.
There were four wheels at the store I went to.
The Silent Spinner,the Fun Wheel,the Comfort Wheel and a metal one.

I tested them all...the metal one,well I didn't want that one anyway,cause even though it was quiet in the store...it would squeak after some use.

The Silent Spinner made some noise.It was not so silent! It didn't squeak,but it made a sort of rattling sound.

The Comfort Wheel also made this rattling sound.

The Fun Wheel didn't make a sound at all! So I got that one.
However it is open on both sides (I will get a picture tommorrow) and I keep picturing the mice going miles and miles per minute and flying out of one of the sides...

I didn't test it out with them yet,as Siobhan just had her babies and I don't want to put the wheel in just yet,as she may become too interested in that instead of her young.




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Oops...it is called the Fun Runner,sorry!
The company is called The Critter Bunch.
I will get a picture tommorrow to show you what it looks like.




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So my girl Saoirse is using this wheel now as I type and not a sound from it!

This is what it looks like.







But there is some metal on it,so it may start squeaking after some use.We will see.





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post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 03:26 PM
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That is a cool wheel and looks like it would be quiet. The honeymoon is over with my habitrail wheel it is beginning to rattle!


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That is a cool wheel and looks like it would be quiet. The honeymoon is over with my habitrail wheel it is beginning to rattle!
Awwww...thats too bad.
Hopefully this one stays quiet for awhile.

I guess wheel noise is all a part of owning rodents!





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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 08:58 AM
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It makes noise, I haven't tried De squeaking it, though. I will soon.
I have two of those wheels, one in each Degu cage. They have to have metal since they will destroy anything plastic. I keep a small bottle of vegetable oil and some q-tips in my bag / drawer of degu stuff and I dab some vegi oil on the axle whenever it gets squeeky works like a charm for a couple days. I'll also take it out and give it a good washing often since the oil promotes some dirt build up which makes the squeek worse. I love how durable these wheels are.

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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 06:38 AM
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I have the silent spinner & it's AMAZING! If it does get louder, usually you just need to tighten the yellow cap in the center. However, even when it's louder, it's still quieter than any other wheel I've ever experienced.
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Well this wheel I now have is still pretty quiet.
It was quieter then the SS in the store,hence why I got this one.




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post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 06:31 PM
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That's good. Sometimes the silent spinners in the store need to be tightened, too, just in case anyone else was considering getting one. Play with the yellow knob in the middle. If it's moving on its own, it you can tighten in, then test the volume level
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Thanks.I will keep that in mind for future.




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My rats won't even look at a wheel. But Mum bought them a basic metal wheel. It didn't squeak too bad. But like I said, they won't look at it.


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My rats won't even look at a wheel. But Mum bought them a basic metal wheel. It didn't squeak too bad. But like I said, they won't look at it.
Yeah,rats normally will not use wheels (they are too smart! ).I don't use wheels for my rats.But mice seem to live for the wheel!




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It's true. A lot of rats love little mazes. If you get the puzzle play cubes (depending on the size of your rat; you may need to get more than one) or some other form of a larger maze (they tend to be more expensive, though), they should love exploring it.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll see what I can find. I think my work has the puzzle play cubes. I've been eyeing them off for a little while now.


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