Hamster wheel, yes or no?

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Hamster wheel, yes or no?

Post by zokirova » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:55 pm

I have a 75g set up I've done as natural as possible, live plants lots of wood, moss. Should I brake the natural habitat and get a hamster wheel? Do the little guys really like it? Thanks!

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Re: Hamster wheel, yes or no?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:11 pm

Definately! In the wild they walk miles every day. So a hamster wheel helps them get exercise. It takes them a while to figure it out but once they do they hardly come off. I've had crabs walking almost non stop for over 24hrs.ImageImageImage

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Re: Hamster wheel, yes or no?

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 pm

You can always blend it in with some fake plants in front of it to help hide it if you find it much of an eye sore?

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Re: Hamster wheel, yes or no?

Post by Motörcrab » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:51 pm

We have wheels in all of our tanks. There is rarely a time I do not have at least one guy in a wheel in my 75G. I actually added a second larger wheel in there tank so they had more room and more could use them at once.

I will have to upload the video I took of 4-5 purples trying to all go at once in the wheel, and riding the outside and inside! They are pretty comical on it!

They may not use it right away, It may take them a month to find it. Once they do depending on how many crabs you have they are almost always in it!
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Re: Hamster wheel, yes or no?

Post by zokirova » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:03 pm

Awesome pictures and great to know, thanks!

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