WHEELS

Minimum Size Requirements.
21cm for Dwarf Hamsters
28cm for Syrian Hamsters

Ensure your hamster runs with a level back and NOT with it’s head raised. An unsuitable wheel size can cause serious spinal damage to your hamster.
A saucer wheel can be used as an additional accessory but does NOT replace a standing wheel. Always ensure you hamster has access to an upright standing wheel for the majority of the time.
Avoid using wheels made of wire or mesh. Any wheel used should have a smooth, flat running surface with no rungs or ridges and a closed back wall.
Wire and mesh wheels cause cuts on your hamsters feet which can become inflamed and infected. This is called bumblefoot and it causes your hamster a lot of pain while walking or running.
Wooden wheels should be covered in a few coats of non-toxic varnish or paint to protect hem from urine stains. Wheels with balls bearings are extra silent.

Getzoo Wheels

Available Sizes (diameter): 21cm / 27cm / 30cm / 33cm / 42cm

Suitable for: All hamsters

Material: Wood / Plastic (27cm only)

Comments: Great quality and extremely silent. Can be bought with or without a cork layer on the running track. Wooden wheel/cork should be coated with varnish/paint to waterproof it.

Rodipet Wheels

Available Sizes (diameter): 21cm / 27cm / 30cm / 31cm

Suitable for: All hamsters

Material: Wood / Plastic (30cm only)

Comments: Great quality and extremely silent. Cork running track. Wooden wheel should be coated with varnish/paint to waterproof it. Wooden wheel is height adjustable.

Hope’s Healthy Treats Wheel

Available Sizes (diameter): 30cm 

Suitable for: All hamsters

Material: Wood

Comments: Great quality and extremely silent. Cork running track. Wooden wheel should be coated with varnish/paint to waterproof it. Height adjustable.

Trixie Wooden Wheel

Available Sizes (diameter): 21cm / 28cm 

Suitable for: All hamsters

Material: Wood

Comments: Silent with cork running track. Much cheaper than similar wheels on the market. Quality varies but rarely enough to cause an issue for your hamster. Wooden wheel should be coated with varnish/paint to waterproof it. 

Tic Tac Wheels

Available Sizes (diameter): 28cm / 33cm

Suitable for: Syrians

Material: Plastic / Metal

Comments: Extremely silent, great quality, smooth running track, easy to clean, available in many colours. Too smooth and heavy for dwarf hamsters to gain enough traction to run.

Trixie Plastic Wheel

Available Sizes (diameter): 21cm / 28cm / 33cm

Suitable for: All hamsters

Material: Plastic

Comments: Popular choice and easy to clean. Outer cover gives security to your hamster. It can become noisy over time. Heavy syrians can sometimes warp it which may add to the noise level as plastic rubs on stand while running.