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Old 01-03-2013, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone! I am going to be bringing home my very first hedgehog in a few weeks and I am about to pick out a wheel. I saw the Comfort wheel at Petsmart which is very cheap but I have heard that it is noisy. I have also heard all good things about the Carolina Storm which I would rather purchase due to it being from an independent person but it is kind of pricey. Pros and cons? Which should I purchase?
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I have bouth and will be gitting rid of my Comomfort wheel asap!! it is hard to clean, I have had 2 break and they are NOISY!!!! they bang on the side of the cage, and will screatch withthe plastic rubbing up agest the plasti.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my hedgie came with a cage and the comfort wheel. He lives up in my son's room and that wheel was SO loud it kept him awake at night. Also, every morning I woke up to it being covered in poop and Mr. Prickles had the dreaded "poopy boots."

I splurged and got the Carolina Storm. BEST. WHEEL. EVER.

1st- I ordered and got it 2 days later- it comes with extra ties and bearings.
2nd- The poo slides RIGHT off! No poop wheel, no poopy boots!
3rd- it's SILENT! all I can hear is the patter of little feet. My son didn't even realize he was running.
4th- it comes with a litter pan, which is brilliant. I put a teeny bit of litter in there and when the poop slides off, it goes right into it. It makes the cage SO much easier to clean, and if your hedgie is like mine, now he's litter trained. He doesn't go anywhere else!

So trust me- spend the $30 and get the better wheel!!! You'll be glad you did!
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Any bucket wheel or cake topper wheel is the best option. There are several people on the forum who sell and ship wheels, myself included, and LizardGirl as well. If you're turned off by the price, you can make one DIY style.
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Any bucket wheel or cake topper wheel is the best option. There are several people on the forum who sell and ship wheels, myself included, and LizardGirl as well. If you're turned off by the price, you can make one DIY style.
Please quit reponding to post about my wheels, it is very rude of you IMO. I've built my reputation with years of great service and have sold over 5,000 with lots of hard work and i've never had to come on a thread asking about someone elses product to try and make a sell of my own.
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I'm with jholstein11 . I started with the comfort wheel and then got the CSW. Luckily I had a quiet comfort wheel and it was a good starting wheel, but once we got the CSW we never looked back. It wheels so smoothly, not a peep other than the pitter patter of little feet, and cleaning it is a breeze. I would have to soak the comfort wheel for a good half hour to clean it. I just spray the CSW with water/vinegar mix and wipe it. Percy wheels much longer and faster on CSW. I think the little grooves in the comfort wheel can put wear on their little feet, where as the CSW is so smooth. Nothing beats it.
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Any bucket wheel or cake topper wheel is the best option. There are several people on the forum who sell and ship wheels, myself included, and LizardGirl as well. If you're turned off by the price, you can make one DIY style.
Please quit reponding to post about my wheels, it is very rude of you IMO. I've built my reputation with years of great service and have sold over 5,000 with lots of hard work and i've never had to come on a thread asking about someone elses product to try and make a sell of my own.
Larry, no need to be snippy. The OP was just concerned about price and there's no problem with people mentioning that there are other wheel sellers besides yourself, or that you can make them at home. If you have so much business, it should be no problem that other people speak up for themselves anyway because your name is the one people see most anyhow.



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Please quit reponding to post about my wheels, it is very rude of you IMO. I've built my reputation with years of great service and have sold over 5,000 with lots of hard work and i've never had to come on a thread asking about someone elses product to try and make a sell of my own.
Hi Larry. Sorry that you got so upset about what I said. However, I have to disagree - this thread isn't "about [your] wheels", it was the OP asking about two different wheels in comparison to each other. One of them happened to be yours, which I have never (here or elsewhere) said a word against.

Your wheels are incredibly popular, which I can only assume is for a good reason! The result is that people often forget that there are other options, and especially when price comes up (such as in this thread) I think it's important for a person to know all of the options that are available to them. I said, "There are several people on the forum who sell and ship wheels" - not several other people. You were not excluded from this statement, but I saw no reason to mention you by name, since the OP was clearly already aware of you being one such member. Again, sorry if that offended you! It wasn't intended to cause hurt feelings.

Feel free to PM me if you have any more concerns, about this thread or at any point in the future. No need to interrupt the thread's discussion with that sort of thing.
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We had the saucer wheel, and we didn't like the way that animals look when they're running on the thing. After I saw a YouTube video and talked to Maggie about whether she'd rather have a Storm Bucket Wheel or a Storm Wheel, I ordered one and she had it in hand a few days later. Keep in mind that the thing is Ginormous. We were using a Sterilite bin and even when we stopped using bedding and went to a fleece liner, it still poked out of the top. Also, in order to give Reginald space to sit in front of the wheel and do his business we got one of these.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Square-Plas ... ay+serving

That was plenty of room, but then he kept trying to crawl underneath the stray, so Maggie put holes in the tray and used zipties to secure it to the base of the wheel. You can see it here, right next to Reginald and his anklyosaurus buddy.



Reginald loves running on the wheel, though. I highly recommend both the CSW and Larry's prompt service.

On a side note, the other night while we were Skyping, Reginald came out of his Pigloo, went potty in his tray and snuffled back to sleep. We are VERY proud of our potty trained hedgehog.

Next up, installing the odometer that came in yesterday so we now how much he wheels.
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Please quit reponding to post about my wheels, it is very rude of you IMO. I've built my reputation with years of great service and have sold over 5,000 with lots of hard work and i've never had to come on a thread asking about someone elses product to try and make a sell of my own.
Hi Larry. Sorry that you got so upset about what I said. However, I have to disagree - this thread isn't "about [your] wheels", it was the OP asking about two different wheels in comparison to each other. One of them happened to be yours, which I have never (here or elsewhere) said a word against.

Your wheels are incredibly popular, which I can only assume is for a good reason! The result is that people often forget that there are other options, and especially when price comes up (such as in this thread) I think it's important for a person to know all of the options that are available to them. I said, "There are several people on the forum who sell and ship wheels" - not several other people. You were not excluded from this statement, but I saw no reason to mention you by name, since the OP was clearly already aware of you being one such member. Again, sorry if that offended you! It wasn't intended to cause hurt feelings.

Feel free to PM me if you have any more concerns, about this thread or at any point in the future. No need to interrupt the thread's discussion with that sort of thing.
I understand why Larry was upset. The OP asked about his wheel specifically compared to the Comfort Wheel. For another seller to jump in and say that they make wheels too is in rather poor taste. We've had this happen with sellers multiple times over the years and it only causes hard feelings and makes the seller look rather desperate when they hijack threads pertaining to another seller. JMO
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