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Wheel Questions!

Post by FrostytheSyrianHam on Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:15 pm

I have a couple questions about wheels. I have heard that mesh wheels are the best, where can I get a mesh wheel in Canada, and what size should I get. Are mesh wheels noisy and is there anyway to fix noise? I am thinking of getting a single male mouse as I don't know of anywhere with females. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Wheel Questions!

Post by CucumberMouse on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:25 pm

The minimum for wheel size is 6.5 inches, but I find most mice enjoy the range of 7-8.5 inches the best. Not exactly sure where to get wheels in Canada because I don't live there... but I'm sure if you check a few online shops you could find one. Some mesh wheels will make very little noise, others can be rather loud, I think it depends on the wheel and the brand. I know that there are youtube videos explaining how to make solid wheels silent, I'm not sure if the same tricks would apply to mesh wheels, but I don't see why not. My computer's volume is messed up right now :/ so I can't double check if any of the videos are giving good or bad info, so I won't link any here. Sorry. Just make sure that if you put anything on the wheel to make it silent that it's mouse-safe.
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Re: Wheel Questions!

Post by CallaLily on Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:04 am

I agree with the above sizes. Many mice outgrow the 6.5 inch wheel, so going with the bigger sizes could save you in the long run. I find my mesh wheels are pretty squeaky, but a coating of coconut oil after each washing does the trick.

Flying saucers are another great wheel option for mice. The medium size works well and as long as they aren’t bumping against something, they’re very quiet.

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Re: Wheel Questions!

Post by FrostytheSyrianHam on Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:52 am

Thanks so much for the help! I decided I am going to get an 8 inch wheel from total pet. I just went there yesterday and discovered they have mesh wheels!

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