Hedgehog Central banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
135 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So right now I have a homemade bucket wheel and it's working out splendidly except... when Turbo gets really excited and runs really fast, the wheel actually moves across the cage. It only goes a few inches before it hits a wall, but then it proceeds to bang against the side and make a really loud thumping noise until I move it. This is very annoying for me at 4 am.

I was thinking if I filled the base of the wheel with something it would be heavier and not slide around, but I don't know what to fill it with? Any ideas?
[attachment=0:8k27rdzv]misc 052.jpg[/attachment:8k27rdzv]
 

Attachments

·
Administrator
Joined
·
3,707 Posts
Does your tub have a slightly raised center? I had problems with my wheels when I tried to use one of those tubs. Nothing I tried worked very well for making it not 'walk' across the cage. I ended up only using that type of tub as a sleep section and buying one with a flat bottom for the wheel's section.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
180 Posts
Any ideas for making a Comfort Wheel heavier? I was thinking about using a small piece of tile or something to attach to the base. Any other options? Not really sure what to use. Little Hitch is getting bigger by the day and most mornings I find the wheel wedged against the side of the cage.

R.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,136 Posts
Ziptie-ing the wheel to the side of the cage is recommended because they can tip over and hurt hedgies. If you're using plastic tubs, just melting holes big enough to do this would be good. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
180 Posts
Not using a cage per say.. using a rabbit type pen that has curved sides therefore I couldn' t really tie the wheel to the side (plastic all around except for the cover). As for the idea of melting holes into the bottom of the plastic; I am not sure I would do that.

I was thinking I could get a little tile or brick and drill a hole thru that and attached it to the bottom of the stand of the wheel. Perhaps I could get a little ceramic pipe or something to attach to the back of the wheel.. hummm....

I will keep ya posted...

R.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top