Ok a rant... GAH! I hate "hamster wheels". I've had lots of hamsters and like you can't find the good ol metal ones that would hold up for years on end. It's like all flimsy plastic junk or those darned mesh wire ones that get bent!!! AND! They sell wheels as "hamster wheels" that are 6-7 inches in diameter and I know the hamsters will get too big for that! A RAT wheel sized one is best. At least 8 inches in diameter. 10 even better. Poor guys are bent up in the back trying to run on those things. Does anyone know of a good place online to buy a hamster... er.. rat wheel? I keep finding plastic or mesh ones. This is the type I've been looking for. I remember getting mine years back, at least a decade ago and they are still going strong. They weren't that expensive if I remember right too.