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Old 10-22-2018, 04:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation Flying saucer wheel so loud!

Hi I just got a flying saucer wheel and itís so loud itís not rubbing against anything and itís making some sort of a rattle noise.

I really want to fix this as itís Cocoís favourite thing and she would be so disheartened if I took it away.

It is keeping me awake at night and I would really appreciate it if someone knows a fix.

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Old 10-22-2018, 06:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Flying saucer wheel so loud!

You could try oiling it maybe but from what I remember (haven't used one for years now10 they can be very noisy & not a lot you can do about it, you might be better just getting a good upright wheel if you want something that will be quiet.
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Flying saucer wheel so loud!

Never had that with a flying saucer - which one is it?
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: Flying saucer wheel so loud!

I’ll try oiling it it’s one a bought from a pet store, still very loud.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: Flying saucer wheel so loud!

It is the ware flying saucer, it makes a rattling noise as if it is banging on the plastic which it isn’t.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:04 PM   #6
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Default Re: Flying saucer wheel so loud!

Well that certainly isn’t normal so if it’s new I’d try taking it back. Though I did see she’s in a zoozone 1 so do you have the small 6.5” saucer in there? If so it’s much too small for a Syrian and you’d need to remove it anyway.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:30 PM   #7
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Well I am using the 6.5 one as she struggles to push the 12 as she is a baby, when she is older I will be upgrading her to it though.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:00 PM   #8
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The top of the wheel is kinda wobbly, maybe that is causing the rattle?
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:04 AM   #9
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Default Re: Flying saucer wheel so loud!

I’ve just inspected my new 6.5” saucer and if there’s more pressure on it than what it’s designed for (ie a Syrian), it does rattle like you describe. For my robo it’s not an issue but I can definitely see how it would be with anything much larger.

Even for a baby Syrian I wouldn’t provide this size saucer as I’m sure her back will be at a funny angle while running. Have you got an upright wheel? Flying saucers are not a substitute for an upright wheel especially for Syrians, they’re more of a toy. The 12” saucer is enormous and will take up half the cage so if you do get it, maybe leave it for playtime unless you have a very large cage.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:01 AM   #10
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I had a upright wheel but it broke, any recommendations on good silent wheels + sizes.
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