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What sort of excercise wheel should I have for my hamster?

Hamster wheel

Dont use stepped wheels!
Excercise wheels should be the largest possible
and SOLID. Hamsters can get their feet trapped
in stepped wheels and end up with a broken leg.
Long Haired Syriam hamsters can also get their
fur trapped and pulled by the centre spiggot if
the wheel is a small one.

   
What can I do if I only have a stepped wheel?

using stepped wheel

If the wheel supplied with the cage is a "stepped" type,
(Having bars instead of solid floor) It is possible to
make it safer for the hamster by cutting a strip of
cardboard and threading it in and out of the "steps"
so that the wheel has a solid floor.
this will prevent the hamster's feet from getting
trapped.

   
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