Choosing the right hamster wheel for your pet’s breed, size and your preferences is imperative as it decides if your hamster will get the exercise he needs. Pet Lovers Centre carries a huge assortment of hamster wheels from brands like Sanko, Wild and Marukan for your furry friend.
First and foremost, pet parents should either bring their hamsters along when getting a hamster wheel or measure the length of his body prior to making the trip, as it is important for your pet to be able to fit comfortably. For example, Syrian hamsters would definitely require a larger wheel as compared to dwarf hamsters. Just like how it would be when your hamster is moving around freely, his back should also be flat (and not arched) when exercising in the wheel.
A few characteristics to look out for when purchasing your hamster wheel are whether it is noiseless, easy to assemble and easy to clean and dry. Most wheels are made of plastic or metal; the latter is usually more durable, but most importantly, ensure that it is safe for your hamster to use. Some cheaper wheels that come with rungs are not ideal as it may cause your hamster to slip and get injured.