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Post by poppyfri on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 12:05 pm

i'm trying to look for some some supplies to get, so i decided to start with a wheel. i heard that mesh wheels with an open back were good, but so far this is the only thing i could find. amazon/ebay is blocked for some reason on my school computer, + it would be easier for me to be able to go to the store and pick it up instead of ordering online:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hamster-Run-Around-Exercise-Wheel-8-Inch-Ship-from-US-By-Super-Pet/991459811

does anyone know if this is a safe wheel or should i try to find something different later on?
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Post by chiroptera on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 12:23 pm

@poppyfri wrote:i'm trying to look for some some supplies to get, so i decided to start with a wheel. i heard that mesh wheels with an open back were good, but so far this is the only thing i could find. amazon/ebay is blocked for some reason on my school computer, + it would be easier for me to be able to go to the store and pick it up instead of ordering online:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hamster-Run-Around-Exercise-Wheel-8-Inch-Ship-from-US-By-Super-Pet/991459811

does anyone know if this is a safe wheel or should i try to find something different later on?

I can't remember whether open or closed backs on mesh wheels are safer; I believe that it's always better to opt for a closed back, but I could be wrong.

Otherwise though, from what I can tell the size and material look fine for a mouse!

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Post by CucumberMouse on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 8:03 pm

I think that one looks safe- but I've seen that on some of the wheels the metal "spindle" like things in the middle of the wheel can be a bit sharp if they were not sanded or cut properly, it's different for the individual wheel.
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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 8:33 pm

I have that wheel in yellow color.. My girls love it Smile

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Post by Asherjon23 on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 9:15 pm

I am scared that my girls and hamster would get their little feet stuck in those wheels. So I got them the disc wheels for each of their cages.

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Post by scaredymouse on Thu 11 Jan 2018, 4:38 pm

this is good, safe wheel for mice. 8" is a nice size, too.

note: it is true that they are NOT safe for hamsters, but for mice they are safe.

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Post by Colors on Fri 12 Jan 2018, 6:18 am

I've used this same wheel for ages and it's still in good condition. Never had any problems with mice getting "bumble foot" or getting stuck in the mesh. Smile In fact, when I first got mice this was the first wheel I got and I still have it many years later. It's not even that loud.
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