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Hamster wheel?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:26 pm
by Oliviet#1
I have a 20 gallon tank and I was thinking of getting a hamster wheel. Im not sure which kind to get though. I don’t want to have to zip tie mesh to any of them so if anyone knows any good brands where you don’t need to add anything please let me know. If you know where you got it please give a link or tell me the website, brand, and what to search. Thank you!

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:38 am
by Oliviet#1
Here is a picture of one I’m wondering is ok
https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0dGWZuqDPywKVl

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:55 pm
by BlookittiePC
From what I've read crabbies love hamster wheels! I'm not sure if there's any kind that you don't have to add any mesh to, but the metal ones like in the picture are not safe because the crabs can get their legs stuck and snapped off. Most people use a Kaytee Silent Spinner. I hope someone else knows of any that don't have to be modified!

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:11 pm
by ROSIEonFIRE
Agreed, a wheel like the one in the picture is dangerous. I have seen wheels that are ribbed on the inside, that would probably do the trick.

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Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:29 pm
by Oliviet#1
Thank you, what exactly do you mean by ribbed

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:06 pm
by ROSIEonFIRE
Like this oneImage

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Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:38 pm
by RiNiKy506
I have two like that and the one I have in my iso tank, I have not modified. They can use it but when they get a little bigger you might have to modify it bc their leg span will get wider. It will work though.

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:05 am
by Oliviet#1
Ok thanks 👍🏼

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:43 am
by GUANC8
I have one of those, but I put craft mesh in it so they wouldn't break off limbs. Is that ok?

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:11 am
by Hermiesguardian
GUANC8 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:43 am
I have one of those, but I put craft mesh in it so they wouldn't break off limbs. Is that ok?
Perfect!

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:40 am
by Oliviet#1
I got the all living things weel from petsmart and one of the crabs loves it! it has a lot of sand on the inside from being used so much lol!

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:03 am
by GotButterflies
Oliviet#1 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:38 am
Here is a picture of one I’m wondering is ok
https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0dGWZuqDPywKVl
I would not use a wheel like this. The plastic wheels are much safer.

Re: Hamster wheel?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:41 am
by Oliviet#1
I got the small plastic wheel with ridges :)