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Old 09-07-2018, 09:09 AM   #1
SpiritBladeYT
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Default Best Wheel for Robos?

Hi!
So I recently got a baby robo hamster called Monty, and we are having problems with the wheel that came with his new cage. So we plan on replacing the wheel.

I was thinking of either a flying saucer or a silent spinner. But I'm not sure which would be better for Monty.

Any advice?
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Best Wheel for Robos?

I use the wooden wheels from zooplus for my roborovskis. They do need painting with pet safe paint though as they love to pee in their wheels!
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Best Wheel for Robos?

As far as I’m concerned flying saucers are an extra toy, not a replacement for an upright wheel. I think an upright wheel is a necessity.
The one flowerfairy mentioned is good, as are wodent wheels and silent runners. Silent spinners you might find too small and I’ve heard they don’t even spin properly anymore. 8-9 inches is a good diameter size.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Best Wheel for Robos?

FlowerFairy and mangoandmimi gave great advice. Here is a link for wheels: Guide to suitable hamster Wheels
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: Best Wheel for Robos?

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I was thinking of either a flying saucer or a silent spinner. But I'm not sure which would be better for Monty.

Any advice?
Robos and Flying Saucers dont seem to mix well, they also seem to go flying off!

My robo has the 17cm p@h silent spinner
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:17 AM   #6
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Default Re: Best Wheel for Robos?

I'd get an 8" wheel. There isn't another 6" one apart from the 6.5" silent spinner (which as mentioned can be stiff and not spin properly - it's since a manufacturing change).

Main Options are:

8" wodent wheel - petplanet sometimes sells them
8" karlie wood wheel mentioned above.

There are others but the 8"wodent wheel has small holes so a robo can't fly out. They tend not to fly out of an open wheel either - I just always worry that the wheels with the bigger holes they might jump out and misjudge the size of the hole and get hit - but have never heard of that being an issue.

I have a 9" wood wheel for our robo with a cork surface - very similar to the 8" karlie (might be 9" actually) that Flower Fairy has. I paint the whole thing with plastikote - including the cork surface and it's been fine.

Wodent wheel easier maybe - the wood wheel a bit of a safer sturdier design possibly but both are fine. Our robo has a flying saucer as well and uses both. I think he prefers the flying saucer overall. They soon stop flying off when they get used to it.
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