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Florianne 06-25-2019 07:46 PM

I will only have it in her play pen though and will monitor closely. Most likely she will ignore it completely anyways!
I will try making more photos of her to see if you guys think she is too skinny. I don't really like that her skin looks a bit big for her. Is 320g too low?

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Mecki 06-25-2019 09:18 PM

It's the seam in the center of the running surface that has the potential to catch a nail (and rip it out).
There is always the option to build your own bucket wheel.

Aj.t 06-25-2019 09:19 PM

I use silent spinners and have had no problems. It has been known to cause hedgehog nails to get caught in the vent slits, but your hedgehogs nails shouldn’t be so long that that happens anyway. Others have said its top heavy and tips over, but I’ve not had issues with this. It is two pieces attached, so cleaning is a bit harder than Carolina storm buckets because you have to detach those two pieces. I personally love them though.

Ria 06-26-2019 01:56 AM

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It also has ridges which loads of people are against. Ridges are fine depending on the type of runner your hedgehog is.
Hedgehogs that run none stop, the ridges will hurt their feet, where hedgehogs that run for a while then stop then run ect its not likely to cause problems.

People have also said that the two pieces come undone when the hedgehog is running, but I don't how true it is or if its something like once its old and worn out it might.

320g isnt too small hedgehogs come in all weights, and you can get smaller hedgehogs like yours at 320g. I know of someone whos hedgehog is over a year old and only weighs 240-250g and is the perfect size and totally healthy. Doesnt even look too skinny.

Florianne 06-26-2019 03:48 AM

Thank you AJ.t and Ria. I have managed to get her to run a bit in the wheel last night (to my surprise) and she even seemed to enjoy it for a minute. At least it is big enough for her to turn around and not fall off. I have ordered a playpen so when the set up us complete will send a photo!

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Emc 06-26-2019 03:50 PM

Nails don't have to be overgrown to get caught in the slit of silent spinners; if you're going to use the wheel, you need to secure it or you're taking a risk. Yes, many people do use the wheels without issue - but we can't ignore that other many incidents where they have caused problems. The gap can be sealed with hot glue, or tape - but it might make cleaning a pain.

As you're in Europe, I would recommend looking into TicTac wheels. 320g also isn't too small for a hedgehog as already mentioned, they come in many shapes and sizes - more pics would certainly help determining if she could benefit from gaining a couple grams but from the pics already provided, she looks perfectly healthy to me.

Florianne 06-30-2019 01:33 PM

Very helpful, many thanks! She does have long nails. I should look into how to trim them. But as I said she is not very chill... I am not sure she let's me hold her foot. Will try!

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Florianne 06-30-2019 02:02 PM

I am not sure if she is the right size but I am encouraged by her very healthy feaces everyday!

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