Running wheels for Gerbils in the Gerbil Webshop
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Gerbils have energy for ten and to get rid of this energy, running in a running wheel is perfect for the animals. However, it must be a suitable running wheel for Gerbils that meets a number of requirements, such as the size, the tread and is group animal-friendly, so you have come to the right place at DRD Gerbil Webshop. With us you have a wide choice of different types, sizes, colors and brands of running wheels and running discs for a competitive price!
What is the best material running wheel for Gerbils?
Gerbils are real rodents as we know, they will happily nibble on parts of their enclosure. To prevent this, we always recommend sufficient gnawing material, but unfortunately it is not possible to completely prevent these little rascals. To make the enclosure as safe as possible for the Gerbils, it is of course important that the running wheel is also safe. We believe that a plastic running wheel is not safe for Gerbils. The animals can gnaw on a plastic running wheel and get hurt by any splinters. Wooden running wheels are preferred for Gerbils. If desired, the animals can nibble on it a little without harm. A wooden running wheel will have to be replaced regularly, if we prefer not to do this, a metal running wheel can be recommended, for example an aluminum running wheel . These last a lifetime, are safe and are 100% gnawing resistant!
Which running wheels are unsafe for Gerbils?
It is important to keep in mind that Gerbils are pack animals. Although they don't all fit in a running wheel at the same time, they will try. It is therefore important that running wheels for Gerbils are fully open at the front. A running wheel with a bar at the front or a partition in front of it can cause serious injuries if it hits an animal. This can happen if one animal runs into the running wheel and another animal wants to join it. Fortunately, we do not have such running wheels for Gerbils. All running wheels mentioned in this category are safe for Gerbils.
How should you clean a Wooden running wheel for Gerbils?
It was always a challenge to clean a wooden running wheel, but fortunately that is a thing of the past. There are currently two types of cleaning agents that can be used to easily clean wooden running wheels. A urine spray can help with this. This breaks down urine.
Can you wash running wheels in water?
No! It is not good for all running wheels to rinse them completely under the tap. It is very important that the turning mechanism (ball bearing) does not get wet. The more often the turning mechanism is flushed, the stiffer it becomes. This can cause it to squeak earlier and run rougher.
We do not recommend washing wooden running wheels with water. Wiping with a damp cloth is not a problem, but it is not good for the running wheels to get them completely wet. Wetting the wheel can cause the glue to come off.
What to do if a running wheel squeaks?
A running wheel can make more noise over time. For a squeaky running wheel, we recommend a drop of olive oil. This can be mounted on the turning mechanism.