Best Dwarf Hamster Wheels (Reviews) & Hamster Wheel Size Guide

Best Dwarf Hamster Wheels (Reviews) & Hamster Wheel Size Guide

There are also a variety of different materials used for hamster exercise wheels. You’ll be able to find a selection of metal, wood and plastic wheels at your local pet store.

Metal wheels can be slightly less common but they are very long lasting and easier to clean than their plastic and wooden counterparts. Metal wheels are incredibly strong and sturdy which also makes them very quiet. Your hamster is also much less likely to chew on this material, whereas plastic and wooden wheels can end up being used as chew toys by your pet!

The only real problem with metal wheels is that they can be hard on a hamster’s fragile feet. The best way to avoid any issues is to pick up a metal wheel that has a completely smooth surface. Any kind of rough metal surface should be avoided as they can lead to injuries.

Plastic wheels are the most common option and there is a huge range of plastic exercise wheels available. The cheaper plastic wheels tend to be very loud and sometimes end up squeaking after a few months of use which is definitely a sleep ruiner!

That being said, the higher quality plastic wheels are quiet and some are even available as silent spinners. Plastic wheels are inexpensive making them cheap to replace if you need to upgrade and there is a huge variety of colors and designs available.

Wooden wheels can be very quiet however they are often hard to clean and quite bulky, taking up more room in your cage. Wooden wheels are very durable and tend to be more stable than plastic wheels making them a good option if you’re looking for a freestanding exercise wheel.

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