Running wheels for hamsters and similar pets in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Hamster wheels: for small animals to be able to satisfy their urge to keep moving
Wild hamsters, rabbits or guinea pigs are constantly on the move: when they are looking for food or mates, or when they are running away from enemies. Domestic animals, however, lack these opportunities. A running wheel enables small animals to satisfy their natural urge to run. This play equipment is nowhere near as popular among other pets as it is among hamsters. The reason for this is of a pragmatic nature: due to their small body size, a small running wheel is adequate for hamsters. For guinea pigs and rabbits, a running wheel would require much more space in the cage.
Buy a hamster wheel online: at Maxi Zoo you will find so much to choose from
Hamsters are extremely agile animals and constantly on the move. Hamster wheels therefore count as basic equipment. This becomes particularly clear when you consider the following figures: these small animals cover 20 to 30 kilometres every night in their running wheel. This means that your little roommate’s fitness equipment does up to 30,000 revolutions. If the hamster doesn’t find a running wheel in its enclosure where it can let off steam, serious health problems can often ensue. The lack of variety would quickly lead to boredom and dissatisfaction on the part of your hamster. Physical health problems such as obesity can also occur very promptly due to a lack of exercise.
Would you like to buy a hamster wheel? In the Maxi Zoo online shop you can find various species-appropriate small animal wheels for your little companion to satisfy its natural urge to run. The wheels are available in various designs. In addition to wheels made of plastic, you can find products made of robust natural wood at Maxi Zoo. You can also get hamster wheels in different sizes. Depending on the type of hamster you own or are about to get, the wheel should be larger or smaller. For dwarf hamsters, for example, a diameter of 20 to 25 centimetres will suffice, for golden hamsters, on the other hand, it should be more than 25 centimetres. If the size of the wheel does not fit the hamster’s body dimensions, it may suffer health problems such as back pain.
Hamster wheels: safety is an important factor
When you order a hamster wheel from Maxi Zoo, you can be sure that you are getting a safe toy for your small animal. All wheels feature a closed tread to ensure a secure grip. All hamster wheels are also equipped with a back wall. This ensures that your pet is not thrown out of the play equipment whilst running. The fact that the running wheels are all very quiet when in use is of particular benefit to you as the owner. After all, hamsters are nocturnal animals and pursue their passion for running, especially after dark.