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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Recommend me a wheel, or help me make this one work (mouse)

I have a Silent Spinner but it just won't turn anymore. It's gotten really stiff for some reason, and from Googling it seems to be a common problem with them, so I guess I'm not going to buy another.

I went to Petco today to get a mesh wheel. They also had those saucer ones which are neat but my cage just doesn't have enough spare floor space for it; they're really quite big.

So I bought the mesh wheel but it seemed pretty stiff too. I took it home and put it in the cage and what do you know, my mouse can't turn it (but thinks it's an awesome chew toy).

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for wheels that are easy to turn that aren't Silent Spinners? I have my old fashioned bar wheel, I know it's not totally safe, but it's the only thing that she can use for exercise it seems so I have it in there for now.

Alternately, is there a way to make the mesh wheel easier to turn? Or should I just go return it?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 08:48 PM
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i think olive oil or other edible oils are ok for lubricating the wheel if you want to try that.

on the wheel front though i think there's one called the wondent wheel which is supposed to be one of the safest wheels around. they look really neat too. someone on this forum probably has one or has had one in the past.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2009, 02:40 PM
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I agree with rodentopia.
The Wodent Wheel is supposed to be one of the best.
I'm pretty sure that you can buy it at petsmart.com.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 07:07 PM
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i think they have their own website which is probably wodentwheel.com. i think it's relatively expensive, but people say it will outlive your pet, and they make them for hedgehogs and degus as well.

its a well though out product, especially for people who plan on keeping generations of small pets


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 10:01 AM
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I would just find a way to lube up the old one, honestly. Petroleum Jelly, WD-40 etc. I've used both around them before and wiped off the excess - does fine.


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