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Old 05-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hedgie's falling off their wheels?

If she's falling (of jumping) off, I'd consider there's a risk of injury there and would try and minimize that by making sure there is very little distance between the bottom of the wheel and the floor. You can lower the wheel and then put a some extra fleece remnants where the litter box is to catch the messies - just remove the "wheel mats" every morning, rinse by hand to get the big yuckies off, then toss them in the washer at the end of the week. OR keep the wheel where it is and make sure the litter is piled high enough to catch her so she cannot fall far.

And, like others are saying, make sure the wheel is angled so it's tilted back a little.

Another thing you can do is put down those sticky things that people use in bathtubs to keep from slipping if it's definitely a slippage issue. I used those with Miss Satin and I know others have used that method to varying success. Just make sure you've firmly pressed them onto the wheel (ie, no ripples that, on the topside, would catch a toe and, on the underside, allow the pee to get underneath).
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Would those hurt her feet at all? I know the sandpaper type stuff like grip tape for skateboards is bad so maybe the bath tub stuff would be bad too?? But if its more rubbery maybe it wouldn't...
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The bathtub stuff is mostly rubbery - kind of a sticky rubbery, not a sandpaper-like traction. The little 'daisy' type stickies are probably the easiest to find. What you would want is a 'bulk roll' that you could cut to length. One side will have a very strong adhesive, just pull off the paper backing. The front side may be 'pebbled' or 'plain'. I would look for the plain because the pebbled texture would maybe be a little harder to clean.?

NOTE: These links are totally random - not recommendations. I'm just providing examples that you can get stick-on, non-skid, rubber (or rubberlike) material to line a wheel with.

It isn't something that I've tried; just not an issue with Sophie.

http://www.nathosp.com/prod_detail_list/hotel_bath_mats

http://thematking.com/business_indus...bathtubmat.htm

http://www.kofflersales.com/p/foam-anti-slip-tape.asp
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sandpaper/skateboard grip tape is definitely a bad idea. But the rubbery bathtub stuff worked fine for us... it's the same stuff made for humans to stand on when their feet are unprotected and wet.
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