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i would recomend a water bowl for him...if he is that agressive with the nozzle and not getting anything out he is eventually either going to hurt himself (chipped tooth, caught tongue..etc) or get dehydrated from not drinking. Have you checked so see if there are any damaged teeth or other mouth damage yet? If he is injured it may be the cause of his inactivity.
 

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and about the wheel...he may be an extremly shy runner, is it completely dark and silent where he is kept at night, even the light from a tv or street light could be enough to keep him from getting on the wheel. Dora runs many miles a night, but the only way we have ever gotten a glimpse is by sneeking over by the cage in the dark and taking a pic with the flash. Also, try putting a mark on the wheel so you know if has moved....And what kind of wheel is it? If it is too small or uncomfortable to him, in any way he may never run on it.
 

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the Silent Spinner is so not safe as well. The nut on the back has been known to fall apart, the slit can catch toes/nails, Its narrow base can cause it to tip over on you hedgie, the "bowl" type running surface traps urine instead of letting it run off.

I recomend getting him one of the following wheels (listed in my order of preferance)

1.) Cake Walk Supreme- you simply can not find a better wheel at any price.

2.) Comfort Wheel - this is what our girls had before the CWS, and Dora still haas one due to her cage size.

3.) Flying Saucer - much more silent and the wide base prevents any tip overs
 
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