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Wheel or No Wheel?
Wheel or No Wheel?
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Mar 13 2012
09:36:23 AM
Opinions please?
Widget gets neutered tomorrow.
I'm closing the hole that my beebeez use to get from top to lower level..To seperate them for a day or so, after his surgery..They can still interact, but she shouldn't be able to groom his incision.
I realize he should take it easy for a couple days, but does that include NO wheel?..I have two, so I can put one in w/ each glider..He is generally a bundle of streaking energy at night, and I'd hate for him to get bored, and pick.
Thanks for answers!
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Mar 13 2012
09:38:38 AM
mhall10 Joey 40 Posts
im in the same boat, my little guy gets his done monday and he will run in his wheel for hours at night, i feel bad for taking that away from him
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Mar 13 2012
09:39:34 AM
dpatters28 Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit dpatters28's Photo Album USA 3134 Posts
I personally let Chester keep the wheel when I neutered him. I know there are stories saying running on the wheel will open stitches. However, I read on Suz's website that that is the exception, not the rule. It's really a personal choice... but in MY experience, Chester had his wheel and he was just fine.

Good luck on the neuter!!!!
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Mar 13 2012
09:40:34 AM
Omis n Kais g-ma Pouch Protector Visit Omis n Kais g-ma's Photo Album TX, USA 7518 Posts
Uh, yes wheel. He needs the stimulation and it shouldn't hurt him. You know what they say about idle hands? I'm sure same goes for teeth.
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Mar 13 2012
10:34:32 AM
Raenstoirm Super Glider 369 Posts
Of my 4 boys, only 1 was an issue and I think the vet didnt use enough glue to completely close the incision by accident. It was laser done so when it opened it didnt bleed, but I could see inside his body. Really freaked me out! The other three went right back in to the colony the day they got home with no problems (including wheels).

I really think issues after neuter are the exception and not the rule.
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Wheel or No Wheel?

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Wheel or No Wheel?