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03-27-2012 09:57 AM
Re: What should i do?

If the noise from the Carolina wheel is bothering you, the noise from the Silent Spinner will too. They are not exactly quiet wheels. Plus they are dangerous. Take a look at this thread: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=14937

Some hedgehogs make more noise when they run than others. I have a tiny 300 range girl who can make a 90+ lb ferret nation vibrate. She has times where she runs so hard and fast, that her feet sound like the are pounding on her wheel. To take the wheel away or to discourage her from using it is not healthy for her. Plus they need that exercise to not only keep in shape, but its good for them mentally.

My hedgehogs all reside in my bedroom with me. On nights where they are all running super hard and fast, and I cannot sleep, I turn on classical music to help cover the pitter patter of their feet. If you can sleep with soothing music, try a little Bach. Or get yourself a white noise machine, turn on a fan, etc.
03-27-2012 08:52 AM
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Also i had originally bought this wheel for him but ended up using the carolina one from a breeder. Is the silent spinner okay to use here is the same one i have ( this isnt my hedgie or wheel i found it online )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLxaERKs ... re=related
03-27-2012 08:49 AM
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Yea im so happy leo is adapting and is all relaxed but man does he keep me up. I think ill get the humidifier into my room since i cant move him to any other room.
03-26-2012 05:28 PM
Re: What should i do?

It sounds like your hedgie is adapting very well. Everything you described is completely normal. Is there another room you can move him into? I wouldn't do anything to impede his running because that is what hedgies do and it sounds like he's happy doing it too. I'm sorry your not sleeping well, but I'm really happy your little guy loves his wheel.
03-26-2012 04:47 PM
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I live in Fl in a really old building, so here a dehumidifier is a must. I've found that the low hum from the machine makes a huge impact on both the smell AND noise. I sleep much more soundly with the white noise, and I can't hear anything hardly at all, save for food crunching. I would definitely try something like that out.
03-26-2012 03:04 PM
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It's hard to come up with any solution when it's his footsteps that are waking you up. The only things I can think of are moving his cage out of your room, getting a white noise machine or a fan (that doesn't blow towards his cage) to help mask the sound, or wearing ear plugs to bed so you don't hear him. I think trying to put any kind of liner on his wheel is going to be much more trouble than it's worth, and could pose a hazard to him - if it's not nice and tight-fitting, it could get a wrinkle that trips him up, or if it's anything but fleece, it could get loose threads to catch on his nails/toes/feet.
03-26-2012 02:56 PM
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if its his feet on the wheel making the noise thats bugging you and not the wheel itself making noise there isnt much you can do.

I guess you could rig the wheel with fabric so that it was a softer noise but then it would need to be change daily since hedgies like to poop in their wheels. so might be more trouble then its worth.
03-26-2012 02:52 PM
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So there is really absutuely nothing else?
03-23-2012 10:48 PM
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i dont think you can make him run less, and changing his wheel wouldnt change the foot steps. Only thing you could do is move his cage out of your room or invest in some ear plugs.
03-23-2012 10:42 PM
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his wheel is perfectly fine no noise nothing. Its just his feet and he runs even faster now so it makes it worse haha
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