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Old 01-10-2016, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question Is this a safe hamster wheel?

Hi I've seen a few adverts for a plastic hamster wheel which isn't barred but is different from my other wheels.

Does anyone else have this type of wheel?
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is this a safe hamster wheel?

It doesn't look safe to me. Although it might not be barred there are still places a hamster could get a leg caught, plus it looks very flimsy and could fall over easily while being used. It is also far too small for a Syrian hamster. Even a dwarf hamster needs at least a 6.5" wheel.

The tried and tested wheels in the Uk are the Wodent wheels, Karlie Wonderland wood wheels and Trixie wheels. You'd need 8" (20cm) for a dwarf and 27/28 or 29/30cm for a Syrian hamster. There is a 6.5" silent spinner which is dwarf hamster sized but there seems to be a problem with these not spinning since a manufacturing change.

These are the trixie wheels

Trixie Exercise Wheel, 28 cm Dia (colours may vary): Amazon.co.uk: Pet Supplies

These are the Karlie wood ones (29cm out of stock right now)

Wonderland Exercise Wheel: Great Small Pet Accessories at zooplus

The wodent wheels are available from pet planet

Wodent Exercise Wheel - Junior on Sale | Free UK Delivery
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is this a safe hamster wheel?

Totally agree with serendipity who has listed some good wheels, good sizes too.
We have the Trixie wheel for Neptune who is a huge Syrian!
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:25 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is this a safe hamster wheel?

I've already got a silent spinner, comfort wheel, Trixie wheel and flying saucer. I'm always looking for new wheels and have seen this wheel on YouTube and thought I'd check before buying.

I'm a bit of a shopaholic when it comes to my hamsters.
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