Hamster wheels.. GAH!!! Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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.

  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD


    I came across those but wasn't too fond of the foundation they are setting on. I really like the A frame design or at minimum the L frame on the older wheels. I find that they have even been able to knock those types over, I can imagine them knocking the wodent wheel over and getting stuck in it.
  4. I found one at a garage sale. Just like the one in your photo.

    Sorry I can be more helpful!
  5. Katelyn

    Katelyn Cooped Up

    Jun 2, 2007
    I wouldnt use wire, its to likely their feet/legs will get cought and brake.

    I think Katelyn has a bunch of wheels from when she raised rats, I am going over tomarrow to vistit I will see then.

    LOL I came on here to post for help, but I think I am addicted and will have to make my own name.
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Haha, that's funny. Make an account. It's addicting.

    I've used wire wheels all my life for the dozens of hammy's I've raised and never had a problem with them so I'd like to stick with the wire ones. I just can't seem to find a quality one anymore!!!

    I had a plastic one and it was the only one I had a problem with. One hammy some how got their foot stuck in a vent hole!!! [​IMG] And then, when the hammy got older, the plastic thing in the center some how collected up huge fur balls from the hammy's back. I got rid of the thing and replaced it with a wire one.
  7. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    Too bad you are not closer, I have one that's not in use. If you can't find one, I can send it to you. Let me know. But, don't you hate how everything these days is made of cheap plastic? No quality at all. Good Luck!!
  8. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    Yes!!! Wodent Wheels!!! I had one when I had my hamster years ago, and they are WONDERFUL. No squeaking, no places to get body parts stuck, and they completely disassemble for cleaning.

  9. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    Ive got one i could send you but it comes with 3 GERBILS [​IMG] I got one at petco, but I think they have since switched to the ones that look like screen
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, petco ones are just screen now. Ugh. You can literally see the bent portions of the thing from just the shipping!

    Thanks for the offer chickflick, I'll let you konw.

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