Super Pet® Run-Around Exercise Wheel
I don't like this wheel at all. It is cheep, so I bought it as an extra wheel. Bad choice. It breaks very easily, and is terrible for my mouses feet, it kind of squished them. It doesn't roll very easily either, my mouse couldn't really get it going without getting bored and tired first.
December 26, 2014
I ordered the 8" wheel for my hamster. Though perfect size, the wheel came bent and crooked. There was no way my hamster would have been able to run on it, so back to the store it went.
January 26, 2014
I got the mini in purple for my mice! Has one flaw
This wheel works great as long as you plan on oiling where the stand meets the wheel, or else the mice can't turn it. ONLY USE VEGETABLE/CANOLA OIL OR ELSE YOU WILL POISON YOUR MICE!!! I cannot emphasize this more. Besides that one flaw, the mini is perfect for mice. Mine are almost full grown and neither of them has to arch their backs :) Also, I have no trouble washing it every week. Just soak in warm water and everything comes right off.
April 13, 2013
I got this wheel for my mouse, before I realized how bad it was. It was lopsided, so my mouse would have to duck to the side to avoid being whacked in the head with the bars. It retained smell, and since male mice like to mark, it can get quite disgusting, even with daily scrubbing.
Not to mention metal wheels are bad for mice, and hamsters as well. They can get their tail caught and ripped out, and it can mess up their feet.
My advise to you? If you actually care about your pet, spring the extra little bit of money and get it a plastic wheel with a solid surface, that's big enough for whatever pet you have. (6.5" For mice and robo hamsters, 8" For dwarf hamsters, 12" For syrian 'teddy bear' hamsters)
January 30, 2013