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#1380796 - 10/26/14 04:17 PM NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL
Deb1610 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/13
Posts: 35
Loc: Florida
My sugar glider, Louie, seems to prefer his Wodent Wheel (which he has been using for several years) more than his new Stealth Wheel we put in its place? :tant2:

We didn't want to cause him trauma by removing the other Wodent Wheel in his cage right away until he started using the new wheel. I suggested just taking out the other Wodent Wheel, but my husband thinks he will miss being able to get a cookie or other treat and running to eat it while sitting inside his Wodent Wheel. It is attached to the back on the bottom of the cage, and the Stealth is side mounted towards the top where the other Wodent Wheel was. Any suggestions? Has anyone else had this problem?

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#1380797 - 10/26/14 05:41 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: Deb1610]
GliderNursery Offline
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Personally, I would remove the Wodent wheel. It may take Louie a bit to figure it out, but that's ok. Some adjust to change quicker than others, some need a bit of time.
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#1380800 - 10/26/14 06:42 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: GliderNursery]
Deb1610 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/13
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Thanks Shelly, that's what I'm thinking, but still wondering about someplace for him to eat his treats. Maybe I can find something that he would feel secure in to put where the old wheel was.

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#1380801 - 10/26/14 06:43 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: GliderNursery]
Deb1610 Offline
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Shelly, one other thing. Am I posting in the right place? This is my first posting experience. Any tips?

Thanks!

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#1380805 - 10/26/14 07:13 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: Deb1610]
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Some gliders like the security of the Wodent wheel. I would take out the Wodent and either let him go cold turkey or take the Wodent apart, drill holes around the outside of the front cover and zip tie it to the Stealth wheel.

Make sure you sand down the zip ties when you cut them off so there are no sharp edges. Also make it so the zip ties fasten on the outside of the rim.

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#1380809 - 10/26/14 07:29 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: Deb1610]
Deb1610 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/13
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Thanks so much for the help Kimberley!!!!!!!

May I ask what you would do in my situation?

Thanks,
Deb

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#1380812 - 10/26/14 08:10 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: Deb1610]
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I would remove the wodent wheel and just let him discover the Stealth on his own. It probably will not take long.

You might put a treat or two into the stealth to attract him to it.

Rather than attaching the front of the Wodent to the Stealth you might want to consider one of these wheel covers:

http://www.go-fast-track.com/catalog/item/8460382/9373099.htm

For a place to sit and eat a treat, my gliders like the Strawberry or Cake hideouts sold at many pet stores in the small animal section.



Or this inexpensive shape sorter castle

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#1380814 - 10/26/14 09:18 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: CandyOtte]
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You can also remove the stand from the wodent wheel and lay it down flat on the floor to use as play bin, you can put toys in there and he can sit in there and eat his treat me or snack. I used my wodent wheel that way, maybe tomorrow when I get to my computer I'll post photo of my Skadoosh inside it. I eventually stopped using it because I found it took up a lot of floor space. I believe others have used that way as well.




I found that photo


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#1381047 - 10/31/14 07:56 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: Deb1610]
Deb1610 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/13
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I really appreciate everyone's ideas. Thanks so much!

Deb

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#1381049 - 10/31/14 08:14 PM Re: NEED HELP INTRODUCING NEW WHEEL [Re: Deb1610]
GliderNursery Offline
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Registered: 09/14/07
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Loc: North Central Ohio
Originally Posted By: Deb1610
Shelly, one other thing. Am I posting in the right place? This is my first posting experience. Any tips?

Thanks!



You did fine. wink

When trying to figure out the best area to post, if you look on the FORUM SUMMARY PAGE you'll notice each topic has a description below it. Here's an example:

Health & Hygiene
Topics on sugar glider illness, sugar glider wellness, veterinary care, grooming, and other health concerns

That should help guide you to where to post in the most appropriate forum. If you ever have a question or need help, just ask! smile
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