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Old 06-25-2016, 04:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello, so I've just gotten my hedgehog Sammy today and everything was great in all (which he's been really friendly and he was even starting to eat and drink which was amazing considering how stressed out he's probably been) and I noticed that there was blood between his toes. now, I know that this can be due to the wheel I have as I have the comfort wheel and he's probably but used to it but where I live the only wheels that are readily available to me are the comfort wheel or the silent spinner and I don't really online shop. (however I'm trying to look around on kijiji for a new wheel) all I really want to know is what's better, the comfort wheel or the silent spinner and how urgent is it that I should change or should I even change it at all? Like would his feet adapt to it or would they just continue bleeding (which I really don't want)? Also, I notice his nails are just a bit long so those would probably contribute to the problem right? (and sorry if there's any threads or something I missed I have no idea how this site works and I was in urgent need of answers bc Google wasn't helping)
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are you 100% that it is actually blood? Might sound like a stupid question, but can you tell/see where the bloods coming from?

on the nail front, I would assume they would need to be pretty long to contribute, such as curling over, but trimming them is always a good idea.

if the wheel is causing this, then you would probably need a solid wheel with no ridges on it, which both of those wheels you have mentioned do have (don't they? I can't really remember)
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The Silent Spinner has a crack between two plastic pieces on the running surface that can catch toes and nails. It is generally labelled as dangerous. The Comfort Wheel is the best alternative to a CSBW that is available in regular stores.
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are you 100% that it is actually blood? Might sound like a stupid question, but can you tell/see where the bloods coming from?

on the nail front, I would assume they would need to be pretty long to contribute, such as curling over, but trimming them is always a good idea.

if the wheel is causing this, then you would probably need a solid wheel with no ridges on it, which both of those wheels you have mentioned do have (don't they? I can't really remember)
I couldn't see where the blood was coming from but there was blood along the cage and there looked like there was dried blood on his feet
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oh right, then i would recommend getting a different wheel then. As prue said if the silent spinner has gaps, probably not a good substitute.

I have never used either. Only seen them in shops. Used to have a flying saucer, but my hedgie couldn't seem to figure it out, so upgraded to a csbw. He loves his wheel now, he runs all the time.

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The Silent Spinner has a crack between two plastic pieces on the running surface that can catch toes and nails. It is generally labelled as dangerous. The Comfort Wheel is the best alternative to a CSBW that is available in regular stores.
alright thank you (: I ended up putting his wheel back in anyways. I'm probably just being overprotective because I just got him
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If you're willing to buy a wheel online then the Carolina Storm wheels are great. There is an ad at the top of the page that will link you to them and Laary T here on the forum is the one that makes them.
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