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#1104283 - 04/24/11 08:11 PM Petco's new wheel
SeemsFamiliar Offline
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Registered: 05/04/09
Posts: 183
Loc: Jonesboro, AR
Petco has changed their wheels so that they remind me of the stealth wheels now. Has anyone checked these out yet? Just looking for opinions as these are readily available. Of course the rat and chinchilla sizes are the two that I would consider.

#1104284 - 04/24/11 08:26 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
Guerita135 Offline
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Registered: 08/05/07
Posts: 4645
Loc: Ohio
I wouldn't recommend them if they're anything like other metal-mesh wheels then there are bound to be gaps and sharp points sticking out all over. :/ Those type of wheels are made for quantity and not quality, which leads to very low safety standards.

Proudly enslaved by lots of silly suggies, 3 crazy kitties, a huffy hedgie, and a pretty puppy! grin

#1104285 - 04/24/11 08:27 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
tbull Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 3884
Loc: Wyoming
The reviews all say that it squeeks badly.

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#1104286 - 04/24/11 08:30 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
ValkyrieMome Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 10983
Loc: Denton, TX
It is a huge improvement! Better than the guillotine wheels!

But I still wouldn't use it with my gliders.
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and very many great gliders!

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#1104290 - 04/24/11 08:50 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]

I wouldn't use them, especially because of the bearing system. Like Nicole said, they're made for quantity, not quality.

#1104291 - 04/24/11 08:52 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: ValkyrieMome]
Dallie Offline
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Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 781
Loc: Northeast Ohio, USA
and "cheap" is quality not a price.
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#1104296 - 04/24/11 09:30 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
ssdreamsicles Offline
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Registered: 05/10/07
Posts: 1871
Loc: kentucky
This wheel is no good for gliders. I had one for rats and there were sharp points. It will fall over if not tied down and a glider can get cought in the bar behind.

#1104361 - 04/25/11 02:24 AM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
Trigger Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 3970
Loc: Spring, Texas
Have 2 in cages here and haven't had any problems. Don't have sharp points on mine and no problem with squeaking that a drop of cooking oil doesn't fix right up.

Mine are ziptied in just like all my wheels are. I wouldn't order online because I like to check them hands on in the store.
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#1104411 - 04/25/11 07:46 AM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
DCMuffin Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 28208
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
Yeah, these are definitely not new...they've been around for some time. I looked at them at one time for mine but just didn't like the quality of the product - seemed kinda flimsy to me so I was concerned with possible breakage of the metal. Other than that, I didn't really see anything "wrong" with it.
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#1106386 - 04/28/11 06:40 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
angelic4296 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3264
Loc: Northeast U.S.
I've heard of people using these without problems; however, I ordered a TGI when I needed a new wheel. The bar behind the wheel makes me a bit nervous....

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#1106404 - 04/28/11 07:21 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
IslandGliders Offline
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Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 4182
Loc: Maine
I have one of these type of wheels for my gerbils (they chew and destroy anything else) so I can see the value in them for gerbils (and degus, who are also power chewers)... but for gliders? No way.

#1106408 - 04/28/11 07:25 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
Janie Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 605
Loc: MS
I have one in a cage here and it does not have any sharp edges.. my gliders like it just as well as the stealths that are also in the avairy. Every wheel gets used. Mine does sqeek but I also just put a drop of vegatable oil on it and no problem at all...
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#1106415 - 04/28/11 07:36 PM Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar]
holelottaRosie Offline
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Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 223
Loc: Joppa, Maryland
I'll stick with my over priced stealths....Haven't seen anything as good....and my fuzzbutts are worth the very best...hehe
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