Which impeller / wheel for my hamster?

Nature dubsi July 25, 2016 2 26
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In most cases there is in the hamster cage already a running wheel, but which is often the problem is that these ground wheels are often much too small. This will give your hamster often back problems as a deformed spine which is very painful. What wheels are now good for a Golden Hamster / Syrian hamster and what the Dwarf Hamster?

Hazardous wheels!

Unfortunately, they are sold yet, the very dangerous idlers. These are the wheels where the surface where the hamster is not covered, there are slats. When the hamster put a foot wrong, he will sink through the impeller, the hamster can not run fast because he has to watch how he runs well. There may also snag a paw which often breaks .. A picture of some dangerous wheel you can see above.
So always buy a wheel which is completely closed, it is not only much finer run for your hamster, but it is also much safer. And safety comes first, right?

Why is a good wheel important?

Hamsters run more than 12 kilometers per night. And that is a lot for such a small creature ?? n. The impeller is the most important thing is a hamster in the cage, therefore care for a good caster. Below you can see the wheels suitable for your hamster. Please note: you have a Syrian hamster or Golden hamster, you can use a small wheel.

Impeller / impeller for Dwarf Hamster

The cross section of the impeller of a Miniature Hamster must be at least 16cm. This means that the diagonal of a running wheel has to be 16cm long. It is also important that your dwarf hamster should never walk crooked in his wheel, your hamster should always walk straight because otherwise the back can grow together.
Examples of running wheels are as follows:
  • Silent Spinner Medium.
  • Wodent Wheel.
  • Karlie Boogie Wonderland Wheel.
  • Flying Saucer.
  • And all the running wheels that are larger than 16cm.

Impeller / running wheel for the Syrian Hamster / Golden hamster

The cross section of the impeller of a Syrian Hamster / Golden hamster must be at least 18cm, but this is often still too small, 20cm or larger is the best. This means that the diagonal of a running wheel has to be 18cm long. It is also important that your dwarf hamster should never walk crooked in his wheel, your hamster should always walk straight because otherwise the back can grow together.
Examples of running wheels are as follows:
  • Jumbo Wheel.
  • Silent Spinner Large.
  • Flying Saucer.
  • Karlie Boogie Wonderland Wheel.
  • All the wheels that are larger than 20cm.

Tips

Wheels
  • You can lubricate the shaft of your wheel with olive oil / petroleum jelly when it really squeaks.
  • An open radje can shut by putting dust by going to weave.
  • Do radje clean because many hamsters pee in their wheel while running.
  • Radjes can be very expensive, but you will often find it radje you are looking for a lot less money on Marketplace, also on Zooplus you can buy cheap wheels.

Care
  • Never give knaagstenen and salt licks as this creates hamster kidney stones and bladder stones.
  • Never give hamsterwol / hamster cotton wool because your hamster can choke herein themselves can hang up and it is not digestible as it is eaten.

Accomodation
  • The cage should not be too small for a dwarf hamster cage should be 30cm by 50cm.
  • Gold for Hamsters / Syrian Hamsters should be the cage 40cm by 60cm.
Bigger is always better!
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