Yes, it's normal. My girls had chewed the heck out of their wheel wheel that they came with to my home, after giving them a toy bin with hard plastic objects for them to chew on, they had chewed less on their new wheel. All their wheels had/ have some scraping marks, what I call "testing" but none are chewed as severely. They have also been in mesh enclosures for temporary living on occasions and never attempted to chew through, so I know they're not excessive chewers. But some do chew more than others.