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Post by theo1231231 on Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:53 pm

Hello. I recently moved my mice out of my room because their wheels have started waking me up early in the morning (they were fine at first but after 3 months my silent spinners have become noisy spinners).

Anyway the temperature in this new room is 17°C

Im pretty sure the minimum they need is 18°C. Any advice on what I could do? Or is 1 degree okay?
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Post by AnonONIagent on Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 pm

My suggestion would be to move them back and either lubricate the wheels or buy new ones. That or take out the wheels during times when noise will be an issue, if possible.

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Re: Temperature

Post by theo1231231 on Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Hia I did put some vegetable oil on them and it didnt help. It just keeps rattling I think because its weak cuz they all like to play on one at the same time a lot.

Anyway if I leave this dim light on in the room it actualy heats it up just enough to get it to 18°c so thats okay for now I hope.

Cheers for the suggestion
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Post by peas on Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:25 pm

You could use a small fan covered by a towel for white noise. (just make sure the towel isn't covering the engine part) The white noise will drown out the wheels, especially if you lubricate them.

You could download some wave or beach sounds or whatever you like, and play them on a loop with your phone or your computer for white noise.

You could get a small space heater for their new room.

You could try saucer wheels, they are quiet but a lot of mice don't like them as much.

Turn the heat up in the house?

18 degrees is still too cold. Mice should be between 70-74. Or 21-22 C.


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Post by theo1231231 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:35 am

Sorry if this is a silly question. Is there such a thing as a cage heater or something like that? Its just its a big room and Im not sure Id be allowed to have it heater all the time. But yeh dont worry if nit il keep them in my room and figure something else out. I just hate having my sleep interrupted all the time. My wheels are silent spinners. Any advice on actual silent wheels or?
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Post by theo1231231 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:16 am

Could I put something like this under the cage at night when it gets cold? Bulary Pet Dog/Cat Winter Warm Circular Anti Bite Constant Temperature Heating Pad Electric Blanket(carton packaging) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M8G5IRF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rRBHybB0JD0QB
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Post by CinnamonPearl on Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:54 am

Flying saucer wheels are almost 100% silent. Also make sure the wheel isn't touching or banging against the sides/floor of the cage.

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Post by theo1231231 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:16 am

I have one if thise that the niceness came with. It is 100% silent, its a green one and I love it. I bout another one that was purple, it rattles lile hell, I got another one that's also purple and it also rattles loads. Im not sure if it because its purple or not.. Really annoying tho. The one I gots called Fly N Saucer. Is that yhe right brand? Thanks. And yeah i know about not letting it hit the botton of th caeg thank you
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Re: Temperature

Post by CallaLily on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:52 am

Vegetable oil never worked well for me with oiling wheels. Not sure why but coconut oil works much better for me.

If you already own flying saucers but they're rattling, somewhere on here is a picture that @Peachy shared showing how they come apart so you can clean and oil them really well when they get like that.

Same deal with the Silent Spinner really. Pull it apart, clean, and oil really well before putting it back together. Keeping them clean and oiled like this usually keeps them working properly longer. Though I'm sure they all give out at some point and need replacing.

As for heat. You could try an under tank heater that's sold for reptiles, though you'll also need to get a thermostat to keep it set at the right temperature range. Otherwise it will get too hot.

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Post by theo1231231 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:26 am

thank you, Il go for the tank heater because I much prefer them being in another room. I convinced myself that the noise was okay but really I dont want my sleep disturbed even if it doesnt wake me up.

I found myself being woken up at 5am because by that point the wheels had moved around and the padding underneath had moved around.

Also, with the fly n saucer, the ones I got rattled as soon as I bout them il didnt help, it was how they were designed (both of them), a gap made it shake and rattle a lot more than the one that came with the cage.

the green one has always been 100% fine and Im not sure its because its green or if its a different brand or something. but both the purple ones I got were the same that they rattled straight away.

Anyway yeah Il just go for the reptile heater, that works best for me. thank youuuu.
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Re: Temperature

Post by peas on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:15 am

To stop saucer wheels from rattling, get a piece of cardboard, a big piece.   Then place the wheel on the cardboard.  Glue popsicle sticks (standing on their sides) all around the base holder (don't glue them to it, just glue them so it creates a wall) so the wheel base fits snuggly into the little area.  

If you do it tight enough, the saucer wheel won't shake up and down which makes the noise.

Just make sure the cardboard base is wide enough to absorb the shock and that the popsicle sticks are snug enough against the base to prevent it from lifting up and sliding side to side.

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