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My hamster loves using her wheel, it is large enough that I don’t have to worry about any back issues. Spins very easily too.
Lovely and big, quiet too
Bought the larger wheel 16 months ago .Fantastic and quiet. Turned it upside down and with 2 screws and 6mm washers attached it to the cage , Minimum vibration from the cage ,better than free standing, the Degus love it and they get an extra shelf too . also easier to clean out .
My syrian loves this wheel,she is not arching her back and really loves it! It's super silent, I just popped it in the corner of her cage, amazing price for a huge wheel. I got the larger option 11inch for her and she is super happy :)
This wheel is better than I expected - bought it for two degus, was worried they will chew it, but they tried a bit and now only use it for running. It's also very silent.
I got this wheel in Febuary 2017 as I needed a new wheel for my gerbils. I always have a natural set up so though that this would look lovely plus it was no biggie if the gerbils chewed it a little bit. When it came I was very pleased.it was sturdy and safe. In my eyes this was the perfect wheel! But then only a few months later in April-May time it started to rattle a lot the it wasn't stable because it was only held on to the stand with 3 nails! I ended up taking the wheel out and replacing.
First wheel that was sent had to be returned, due to an issue making it difficult to spin. Zooplus was amazing, one email and they sent me out a replacement wheel which my Syrian, Poco, absolutely loves! It's pretty much silent too, and the larger wheel is perfect for Syrians! I would definitely order again, amazing customer care and service :)
I brought this for my Syrian because her old wheel, although advertised for Syrians, was far too small for her and she loves to spend a lot of time running so I thought this large wheel would be perfect, and it is! Also, it is incredibly quite, which is a great bonus.
we ordered the larger version of the wheel as it had been recommended by members of the "Anything Degu" Facebook group, as was this site to order from. Our degus love the wheel. They've been on it a lot more than previous ones, but you wouldn't know by listening - this wheel is nearly silent, even when they're bounding along on it. They also fit on together, one behind the other. I'd definitely recommend this wheel, especially to degu owners.
You would be mad to give this your loved pet out of the box!! I bought 3, one wheel the timber was chewed, it was horrific! The spurs front and back could have caused a lot of injuries. The other 2 were rough sawn and not finished with lots of sharp points. I sanded these and gave them 3 layers on Bona mega lacquer. They now can run without injuring themselves. So silent and better than the plastic wheels that knock against the side of the cage or fall over. I would buy again.
Awesome wheel, the best I've ever bought! I have many small furry animals but this was bought for my new degu so I wanted to buy a wheel not made of plastic as they have a tendency to chew things. I went for the larger of the two wheels on here. It wasn't sharp like many have said in other reviews, so maybe they've changed the wood although I did have sand paper at the ready when it arrived but didn't need it This is amazing, he loves it and is always on it - not that I notice as it's almost silent, just the patter of tiny paw prints. Very happy customer and goo
Silent wheel that's an appropriate size for degus if you cut the largest size available. Make sure you inspect the wheel for any sharp edges or splinters before you place in enclosure.
Bought 2 of these for my 3 degus. I rubbed the insides with sand paper first which smoothed out any splinters and they been perfect. Bought the bigger ones and they are so quiet. My degus are too busy running to chew them. Would recommend.
Both me and my four degus absolutely love this wheel! It's quite and great for their claws and can get up to a great speed in it. The only thing is is that when I got it one of the nails were showing through in the centre but could file that down no problem! Will buy again :)
Having read another review that said this wheel injured their hamster I went over it carefully with fine sand paper when it arrived, removing the rougher surfaces. There were quite a few sharpish splinters before I did that. It's brilliant now though! My Syrian loves it, runs for hours in it, and it's almost silent, which is great, as she lives in my bedroom.
Love this wheel, postage was fast and my hamster loves it, he had a 20cm wheel before this which he stopped using as he got a bit big for it (he's 190g) but he loves the 30cm and uses it constantly now
very happy with product bought 2 of these and have got 2 very happy Degus. quick delivery too
Got the bigger wheel (I think 28cm?) for my Syrian Edward and although it is so much bigger to the wheel he's used to, we haven't had any problems. He inspected it first of all and found it moved- woopee! But when he first got on it and tried to run the way he'd had to with the previous wheel (we upgraded because his back was arching) he just couldn't keep up! I was afraid he'd spin right out of it! But given that everything is normal this morning, I'm convinced everything was alright last night. There were no nails sticking out of mine like some others had said, and Edward hasn't chewed it at all (probably because he didn't chew his other wheel either so he wont chew this one). Overall, I'm very happy with this wheel. Although I intentionally got him the bigger wheel I was not prepared for the size of it! Wow!
Fab wheel, my degu girls are on it all the time. They haven't chewed it much and it is virtually silent which is a god send!
i the the natural look of this wheel. I've had two 28cm ones for my hamsters. They're spin smoothly and are silent which is ideal! I guess not great if you have a hamster that wees and poos a lot but ive been lucky with my two!
Bought this on 9th of March. GOOD -Great size -Appearance good - quiet BAD -Nails sticking out of wood Today I went and examined the wheel , as my degus use it. I didn't expects to see nails stick out of the centre circle section on the wheel. It's lucky my animals didn't receive a serious injury due to bad workman ship. #Disappointed
Love this, Perfect size for my rats, looks great and amzing price.also really is silent :)
bought this for my Syrian, he just loves it, look amazing and is quiet. thanks zooplus.
I have two of these. One for my girls and one for my boy. He has stripped the bark of his only slightly and gnawed it a bit. Other than that, the wheel is still going strong. The girls, on the other hand, stripped the bark more quickly and have now more recently (in the last month) started to gnaw the wheel to the point the part they run on is getting too narrow in places for them to run on. HOWEVER...I bought these wheels a YEAR AGO! They are quiet and, as long as you secure them to the side of the cage, they won't move about and bang on other toys etc. I know degus are well-known for gnawing wood and destroying all their nice wooden toys, but mine chew plastic wheels far more enthusiastically and seemed destined to have metal wheels for the rest of their lives. Not anymore. I'm extremely happy to buy another one of these for my girls after ONE WHOLE YEAR. Although I do feel I'm rewarding them for chewing the old one when my boy has been very good and kept his in good working order. So degu owners, I would give this a try. It's worth a go.
On the Zoo Plus website now to order another of these wheels - they are fantastic! We have one for our African pygmy hedgehog, which he loves, and another for our two degus. As has already been said in other review, these wheels are almost degu proof! The wheels do get nibbled but these wheels are so quiet and don't rattle and roll like many other plastic versions. The degus absolutely love these wheels and spend many happy hours running on them. Highly recommend this wheel to everyone with small pets.
My four gerbils absolutely love this! Great size for gerbils and very sturdy. They spend a lot of time racing on the wheel! Great!
I ordered the larger wheel for my Syrian Hamster as its diameter is correct for this type of hamster and the 10 cm running surface was also appealing for a larger hamster. When it came it looked huge but fitted very well inside the Alaska Cage. It was very well constructed and my hamster loved it straightaway. I don't think he had used wheels before as he was adopted and came with a wheel that was too small for him to use. The extra space for the running surface was also ideal as he feels secure whilst running on the wheel. It is very quiet running, but obviously you can hear some movement, but it is definitely not noisy. I would recommend this wheel for Syrian hamsters.
Having had other wooden wheels that have not lasted 5 minutes with my 10 degus, these were a welcome relief. Yes they do still get gnawed to pieces, but these more robust wheels have lasted more than 5 months! I was devastated as these were not available for a while so am buying 3 more to ensure that I have them when I need to replace the old ones! I have recommended these to many other degu owners who were amazed at the quietness of the wheel in action too :-)