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Old 04-24-2021, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hi guys!
So from my last posts i said that i got my Wendy a new home, iíve just moved her in today and i canít tell if she likes it yet!
Sheís squeaking but i knew she would be a little stressed from the move from one cage to another. Iím just wondering if i should, again, leave her alone for a bit so she can get used to it? Also her new wheel is super squeaky, is this okay for her or will it be to sensitive for her? Considering buying a new one. She also squeaks while on her wheel?
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Old 04-24-2021, 07:44 PM   #2
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Hi guys!
So from my last posts i said that i got my Wendy a new home, iíve just moved her in today and i canít tell if she likes it yet!
Sheís squeaking but i knew she would be a little stressed from the move from one cage to another. Iím just wondering if i should, again, leave her alone for a bit so she can get used to it? Also her new wheel is super squeaky, is this okay for her or will it be to sensitive for her? Considering buying a new one. She also squeaks while on her wheel?
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Leaving her alone for a select amount of time would be good. She's most likely already stressed from the move, so we want to keep it to a minimum.

A squeaky wheel is a *consistent* problem I've had with my past hamster; I'm not certain if it harms the hamster, but either way I decided it wasn't going to do me or the hamster any good. I can link a tutorial if you'd like, if you want to try this. ( Worked great, but I used sunflower oil so my hamster tried to get access to the oil after smelling it's sunflower seed smell; not that it worked, however. ).
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Old 04-25-2021, 03:34 AM   #3
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Which wheel does Wendy have? The Trixie and Savic Roly ones are known to be noisy.

I'd invest in a Silent Runner (not Spinner). The 12in one Wendy needs is £25.99 plus £5.99 postage from sugargliders and currently available.

I just bought the smaller one for one of our dwarfs who wheels a lot and lives in our bedroom and all i can hear is the gentle pad pad of her paws.

I'd also leave her to settle in for a few days.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:22 AM   #4
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Hello~

Leaving her alone for a select amount of time would be good. She's most likely already stressed from the move, so we want to keep it to a minimum.

A squeaky wheel is a *consistent* problem I've had with my past hamster; I'm not certain if it harms the hamster, but either way I decided it wasn't going to do me or the hamster any good. I can link a tutorial if you'd like, if you want to try this. ( Worked great, but I used sunflower oil so my hamster tried to get access to the oil after smelling it's sunflower seed smell; not that it worked, however. ).
Thanks for the reply A link would be great! Iíll also leave her alone then but keep talking to her every now and then
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:24 AM   #5
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Which wheel does Wendy have? The Trixie and Savic Roly ones are known to be noisy.

I'd invest in a Silent Runner (not Spinner). The 12in one Wendy needs is £25.99 plus £5.99 postage from sugargliders and currently available.

I just bought the smaller one for one of our dwarfs who wheels a lot and lives in our bedroom and all i can hear is the gentle pad pad of her paws.

I'd also leave her to settle in for a few days.
Itís a savic wheel. Iíll try oiling it and if that doesnít work then iíll invest in this wheel. Thank you!!
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:47 AM   #6
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I had the savic orbital wheel which squeaked and I used olive oil and it got rid of the squeak.
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Old 04-25-2021, 09:37 AM   #7
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I think of it as like the initial settling in period when they first come home. So at least two weeks of just leaving everything alone and no clean outs. If you moved everything across without cleaning (eg old bedding transferred and similar layout) she might settle a bit quicker and be a lot less skitty after a couple of days but even then I would leave well alone for two weeks at least. Yes keep talking to her. And she can come out as well - if she shows signs of wanting to come out. But might be a bit skitty out of the cage at first as well. It’ll all settle down though.

Which cage is she in now? That helps think about wheels. The silent runner is quite tall so doesn’t fit in every cage. It’s 35cm tall
On its stand. It can be bar mounted and then it’s only the 30cm diameter height but that needs to be above cage base mostly (so it doesn’t get stuck on the sloping base). Do your bars would need to be approx 30 cm high above the base.

I don’t think a squeaky wheel does then any harm but it can be annoying. A cheaper option that fits most cages is the 28cm plastic trixie wheel. About £9. Most people find it quite quiet. If you happen to get a noisy one. Send it back for exchange! (Helps if you get it on Amazon).
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Old 04-25-2021, 02:50 PM   #8
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I think of it as like the initial settling in period when they first come home. So at least two weeks of just leaving everything alone and no clean outs. If you moved everything across without cleaning (eg old bedding transferred and similar layout) she might settle a bit quicker and be a lot less skitty after a couple of days but even then I would leave well alone for two weeks at least. Yes keep talking to her. And she can come out as well - if she shows signs of wanting to come out. But might be a bit skitty out of the cage at first as well. It’ll all settle down though.

Which cage is she in now? That helps think about wheels. The silent runner is quite tall so doesn’t fit in every cage. It’s 35cm tall
On its stand. It can be bar mounted and then it’s only the 30cm diameter height but that needs to be above cage base mostly (so it doesn’t get stuck on the sloping base). Do your bars would need to be approx 30 cm high above the base.

I don’t think a squeaky wheel does then any harm but it can be annoying. A cheaper option that fits most cages is the 28cm plastic trixie wheel. About £9. Most people find it quite quiet. If you happen to get a noisy one. Send it back for exchange! (Helps if you get it on Amazon).
Yeah, i moved all her stuff into this new cage including some of her old bedding. I couldn’t get the same layout as this cage is much bigger and different, it’s the Savic Hamster Heaven Metro. At the moment i’m just sitting near her and talking to her about my day and stuff like that haha. I want to get her out her cage at some point for a run a round but i haven’t bought a playpen yet and no rooms in my house are hamster safe. I can’t hold her yet as she’s new and i’m letting her settle into this cage again, would it be safe to let her come out the cage or wait until i can hold her? Thanks for the reply!!

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Old 04-26-2021, 09:55 AM   #9
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I know you've had a few suggestions on new wheels but I thought I'd add mine too!

The trixie wooden wheel (28cm) is practically silent and only £12.99 on zooplus! It's very gentle on hamster feet and joints
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:27 AM   #10
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I know you've had a few suggestions on new wheels but I thought I'd add mine too!

The trixie wooden wheel (28cm) is practically silent and only £12.99 on zooplus! It's very gentle on hamster feet and joints
Thanks so much! My hamsters not yet potty trained and i donít want her to urinate on a wooden wheel. I will definitely keep this in mind though
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