Running wheels for Rats in the Rats Webshop
Order a running wheel for your Rat easily and quickly at DRD Rodent Shop ® The Rats Webshop for your Rat!
Rodents such as the Rat benefit from a running wheel. A running wheel not only gives extra movement, but also a challenge and a fun activity for the Rats. It is important that a running wheel is safe, so you are at the right place at DRD Ratten 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!
Running wheel material
What is the best material? Wood, Metal, Plastic? For the hamster it often doesn't matter much what material the running wheel is made of, he is happy that he can run! A nice side effect of a wooden running wheel is that the nails wear better than in a metal or plastic running wheel.
Cleaning wooden running wheels
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. The first is CSI Urine Spray and the second is the Eco Pets Urine Buster. Both cleaning agents work on an enzyme basis and tackle the bacteria in urine. These bacteria provide the well-known urine smell. Both sprays remove the bacteria and dirt so that the running wheel is fresh and clean again.
Do not wash running wheels with water
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 and can therefore start to squeak and run more smoothly.
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. By wetting the running wheel, the glue can come off.
Running wheel beeps
A running wheel can become more even over time. For a squeaky running wheel, we recommend a drop of olive oil. This can be mounted on the turning mechanism.