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Old 02-14-2011, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I get woken up by the weird banging noise this morning about 6am. I get up to see what it is and it was coming from Niblet's cage! I turned on the little flashlight to check on him and it was a very crazy/sad site!!

His wheel barring (sp?) had broken!! And the wheel itself had come off of the stand and he was in it...the wheel remained upright and little determined Niblet was continuing to wheel (like nothing had happened) and it was slamming the wheel into the side of the cage.

I immediately removed him from the wheel and started working on getting the wheel out of his cage. He was so pitiful looking!! He had this sad look on his face and I swear if he could talk, he would have been saying in the saddest little voice "Please fix it!!"

Well we decided to make an emergency run to petco today for a quick replacement until we could get the CSW ordered and have it shipped to us. Well Petco was completely out of wheels!!
I am about to place my order for the CSW right now but is there anything that you fellow hedgie owners suggest to keep Niblet occupied until it arrives? He is usually an avid wheeler and that is what he does for the majority of the night.

Any suggestions??
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the largest Comfort Wheel. Petsmart should have it, maybe try another Petco?
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We only have 1 petco.They said it would be Thursday before had anymore in.The closest petsmart or other petco is about an hour away. I, unfortunately, have to work 7p-7a tonight so driving a 2 hour round trip can't happen today (I actually should be sleeping but I can't sleep worrying about Niblet...lol).

I will probably try to drive and find him one tomorrow or call around before i drive to see who has one.
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It might be a little more money, but Amazon sells the extra large comfort wheels ($15.32) and if you had it shipped overnight you would get it quickly...
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A lot of smaller non-chain pet stores will carry large comfort wheels as well. Have you checked those?
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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We only have 1 other small pet store here. They don't have them either. I might try amazon.

It looks like it might a bit before the CSW arrives. It said it would take 3-5 business days for processing and then 2-3 for shipping.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just ordered the comfort wheel from amazon and it should be arriving tomorrow. The crazy thing is...they charge you more for shipping than they do the product! lol.

Well this one will do until we get our CSW!

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions! Now if he can just make it through tonight without a wheel.
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Oh, I see your predicament. Try setting up a large playpen type area and let him run around for an hour or two each night until you are able to find a wheel. You can also put in some baby tennis balls, or the kind of cat toys that do not have holes in them, in his cage for him to play with overnight.
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Great, I am glad you found the wheel!
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We only have 1 other small pet store here. They don't have them either. I might try amazon.

It looks like it might a bit before the CSW arrives. It said it would take 3-5 business days for processing and then 2-3 for shipping.

Just to note the CSW is made by LarryT here, and he'd probably ship it asap if you PM'd him.
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