Subject: I made my own safety wheel
Posted by W on February 05, 1999 at 08:25:38:
In Reply to: Wodent wheel question posted by Tiffany on February 04, 1999 at 18:37:29:
I gave up on my wodent wheel-my gliders chewed big
holes in it, it was incredibly loud, they couldn't run
in it very well, and I won't even mention the smell. Instead I made
my own safety wheel that is whisper quiet.
I bought a metal ferret wheel and took it off its stand so I just
had the wheel. Then I bought a long metal rod that is longer
than the cage that the wheel slides onto. I fit it onto the cage
with rubber (test tube) stoppers that I drilled holes in the middle
of. The stoppers fit into the wire mesh cage sides and hold it securely.
The wheel is held in place on the bar by 2 more stoppers.
My gliders love their new wheel and it is really safe for them. They can't
get caught anywhere on it and it lets me sleep.
- To "W" Anno 22:08:58 2/05/99