I've a question on sugar glider and wheels in general. Is it natural for gliders to love the wheels and know how to 'play' with them?
I've been thinking about whether to get a wheel or not for months. I live in that part of the world where there is no glider safe wheel available locally and the cost of shipping the recommended brand wheels to my place cost the same price as the wheel itself.
I wouldn't mind spending if I know there is high chance my gliders will love it. It'll be a real bummer to sit in the cage a white elephant.
What is your experience? Do most of your gliders love the wheels?
P/s: My crabby Ellie is getting fat! Some exercise will be good for her
Thanks for replying. Sounds positive haha. I've been surveying and favoring Choice Cruiser so far. I sent her an email asking if she ships internationally.
I have 2 gliders, both female. Effie and Ellie. Effie is very active and has more out of cage time. She does all sorts of acrobatics in their room. Her weight has been stagnant since I gave her more out of cage time
Ellie is more shy, crabs at everything, LOVES to eat and very much prefer to stay in the cage. She comes to the cage door to see what I'm doing with Effie but doesn't really come out except for the twice a week tent time i carry her in her pouch into the tent. She's a good 15g heavier than Effie.
I can see her bosom ballooning!
She's the main reason I'm considering to get them an 'indoor gym'.
Thanks for your input. I've checked out Exotic Nutrition. 40USD for the Wheel set and 55USD for the shipping
I'll place order one of these days by end of the month.
I love seeing them up and about too! My Effie fluctuate a lil from 70g - 76g. Ellie, steadily growing 70g to 75g to 81g to 86g now! There're 9 months old. She was only 37g when she first came
Thanks again for sharing.
Wow BYK_Chainsaw, that's a theme park! So funnnnn
Hey Tiakristin3, yes it's frustrating to have to pay double the wheel cost just for shipping. Bleh.. I've checked out a few of the recommended brands.. Raptor is so far the least expensive, still a total of 90USD.
I came across a local vendor that makes sugar glider wheels. Can you see anything wrong with the design? I'm trying to weigh the possibility of getting this as an alternative.
Haha yes! Am a little concerned for Ellie especially since she looks so round compared to Effie. She's not even big on jumping and gliding.. Prefers to take leisure stroll on the ground in the tent
Found this online.. Looks like i can't escape the shipping fee
Thanks for all your feedback, both of you! Really appreciate it. Will update when there're here
Excited to see them on the wheel
A raptor wheel is finally coming my way!
Received on 27th Oct
To be honest I was a little disappointed, my girls didn't take much interest in it. I put them in the wheel, spins it a little, and mostly they just want to hop out. Every night, I'll repeatedly put them in the wheel 5-6 times, everytime telling them "Don't waste my money!"
Till finally about 5 days later, I caught them playing in it around 2am in the morning. The moment they notice me however, they jump right out of the wheel, to the cage door, wanting to come out. I realise then why I never see them playing in it when I'm sitting nearby
Additionally, I notice they eat and drink more in the last one week. Do you think it can be related to increase of activities in the night with the presence of the wheel?
Ellie is still quite a lazy bum though, she prefers hanging onto the wheel and spins with it while Effie does the running / hopping
thefurrylife Starting Member 6 Posts
I know this is so late, but in my opinion, I would certainly get a wheel for your sugar gliders. During the night, when they are most active, they will want to run, to play. Having a wheel in their cage gives the another source of entertainment, however, you cannot guarantee that your sugar glider will use the wheel all that often. Some sugar gliders love their wheels, and will constantly be running on them. However others, do not really like them. I guess they are the same as humans.
Wheels can be expensive. Nearly all the wheels that are suitable for sugar gliders, are very expensive. The wheel alone is a lot of money, and then you have the shipping on top of that? I would say, just look around, see what options are available. A good wheel that many people recommend, is the stealth Wheel.
Good luck in your hunt for a wheel! Hope you find one soon, because your sugar gliders will certainly love you for it :)
Look what I found on Ebay