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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is there any way for me to teach my girls how to run on the wheel or do I just need to let them hopefully figure it out for themselves? I did put them in the wheel, but they just jump out. They like to sleep underneath it, but I want them to actually use it.
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rats dont usually use wheels, they're too smart for it, like us and treadmills, they're boring

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Tell that to Jack and Bubbles. They love their wheels.

Some rats like wheels, some don't. For example; I've never seen my boy Archimedes running in a wheel, but his buddy Bubbles is in it all the time. Give it some time and let them figure it out. They either will or they won't.
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God mines are to lazyyyy to go on anything HAHA!
all they wanna do is sleep and run about their room
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Okay. I'll give it some time, but if I don't see them use it in the next few weeks I'll just take it out and get more toys.
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My boys actually love their wheel. They poo inside it and then run in it so it makes a loud clattering noise that I can hear all over my apartment. It makes me smile whenever I hear it.

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my boysies dont have a wheel, but I think it's more of a case when they either do use it or dont depending on the rat and there is not really a way of teaching them.
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okay so some rats like wheels LOL but mine have all cared less about it

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Just make sure you use the proper size wheel. I am probably the only person I know that doesn't like rat wheels just because they're not big enough. If the rat runs on the wheel enough it will cause a permanent arch in their back and it will give them the curley Q tail. Considering that they need their tail for balance wheels just aren't for me.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm pretty sure it's a good size for rats because it came with the rat cage.
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