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Old 10-19-2018, 03:50 PM   #1
Paulie Walnuts
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Default How big of a wheel

I bought a 9" silent runner wheel for my little guy. He's just a baby, so it's great for him. Do you think he will outgrow the 9-inch wheel? He's a Syrian.

I'd like to get the sandy track accessory for keeping his nails trimmed, but I will wait if I need to get a 12-inch wheel later.

What do you think?
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: How big of a wheel

Hi. The 9" should be fine for now but might be a bit small when he's fully grown - depending how big he gets. I wouldn't use a sandy track - it's bad for their feet. They can get sore pads and a nasty condition called bumblefoot. Better to just have a terracotta or granite tile under the water bottle so their nails are roughened every time they go for a drink. I do that and never had any problems with nails - not until our last hamster was very old and inactive and then they needed clipping.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:20 PM   #3
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Serendipity, thank you for tipping me off about the sandy track. This is why I like this forum so much.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:41 AM   #4
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Rodipet do a nice rough granite tile - heavy so best on a shelf. I have it under a mouse sized water bottle and it also soaks up any Sri’s. It only costs about 4 but unfortunately postage costs another 8. Amazon sell it or direct from Rodipet and google translate for the German!
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