Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tip of the week.

I realized I have been terrible at remembering my "tips of the week" So here is one for this week:
This is a tip for all the owners of hamsters or other small pets with a noisy wheel problem.
Here are some tips on how to fix this noisy wheel problem:

If the wheel is made of metal you may want to get a plastic one that doesn't squeak. You can also try to get rid of the squeak with a very small amount of vegetable oil. Just make sure to wipe of the excess.

If your little pet manages to make the whole cage rattle around when they are running on their wheel, try putting the cage on top of a soft blanket. I keep a folded up fleece under Pipsqueak's cage and that helps immensely.

And if both of these tricks don't help, you can try a Super Pet "Silent Spinner". It is the quietest wheel out there.


  1. I'll second how much quieter it all sounds with the folded up fleece under Pipsqueak's cage. It seems to be a pretty quiet wheel to begin with but the fleece seems to absorb a lot of the "rumbling" the wheel creates.

    Good tip!
    Love and hugs,

  2. Pipsqueak must be pretty active to cause enough noise that you have to come up with these solutions! Does she run in her wheel at night while you're trying to sleep?
    -Fuzzy Gram