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 Post subject: New Owner- Wheel
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:22 pm 
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I'm getting three baby boys tomorrow and I've heard mixed things on whether to get a wheel or not. I can't afford a tic tac wheel so if I need a wheel what is a good option please?


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 Post subject: Re: New Owner- Wheel
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:09 pm 
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Hi and welcome to the forum. I (and many people) use silent spinner but it must be the 12 inch one.

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 Post subject: Re: New Owner- Wheel
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:05 am 
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I also use a Silent Spinner, I've seen others recommend a Wodent Wheel but I like having the wide open front for them. Flying Saucer wheels are another option :)

In any case, definitely go for 12" as a minimum size; rats need a big wheel so they don't have to arch their backs uncomfortably while using it~

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 Post subject: Re: New Owner- Wheel
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:33 am 
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Honestly if you're getting boys and you can't afford a Tic Tac, I wouldn't bother getting a wheel at all. Save the £20-30 you'd spend on a Silent Spinner or Wodent Wheel, with the aim to keep saving towards a Tic Tac. Tic Tac sometimes put the odd wheel on sale, so if you wait and watch you can probably snag one for not much more than a Silent Spinner.

Male rats tend to grow larger than females, and many find a 12" too small so just don't use it at all, at which point a Silent Spinner or Wodent Wheel will have been a complete waste of money. And Flying Saucers don't work for adult rats because they're too heavy for the mechanism.

ETA: Do get a 16" Tic Tac if you can; I hear boys do prefer the larger size.

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