Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 07/23/17
Posts: 17
Last 10 Posts
New Cage for RV!
by Ladymagyver
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Ladymagyver
Nail trimming
by Firefly
Gliders of the Round Table 5
by Hutch
12:22 PM
Three weeks in, first timer, questions .
by Ladymagyver
10:03 AM
A Weird Dream
by Ladymagyver
09:36 AM
Confused! Thought I was right now know I am wrong!
by Feather
01:15 AM
Hi! I need some help
by Feather
12:55 AM
Exotic nutrition products
by Claralice
09:04 PM
2018 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw
12/15/17 07:04 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#1390819 - 06/08/15 05:12 PM Safe wheel?
Snuggiemunchkins Offline
New Member

Registered: 06/08/15
Posts: 5
Loc: Orlando, FL
I am bringing home my first sugar gliders next month and I am looking for a safe wheel for them. Do these wheels look safe?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/224255755/the-carolina-storm-express-a-custom-made?ref=related-7

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222345587/s...ef=sr_gallery_2

Thanks!

Top
Current Research, Studies & Resources
#1390822 - 06/08/15 09:18 PM Re: Safe wheel? [Re: Snuggiemunchkins]
CandyOtte Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 5138
Loc: Lutz Florida
The first one appears to have a slick surface that may be difficult for a glider to use since they typically do not just walk or run on the surface of the wheel. Gliders jump across the wheel, grab the mesh surface to propel the wheel forward then jump across again. Often they will play together with one glider jumping and the other holding the mesh track to go along for the ride then they trade places.

The second one may work but it is hard to tell what type of bearing it has. The stand is also too close to the floor - gliders often like to hang on and ride on the outside - but the stand does not have enough clearance for them to ride on this wheel.
_________________________
Candy Otte
& the Glider Kids
Sassy, Corky, Mehitabel & Missy
Wacco, Yacco, & Dot
Mindy, Kanobles, Elmo, & Chipper

http://www.gliderkids-diet.com

CandyOtte@aol.com

Top
#1390823 - 06/08/15 09:27 PM Re: Safe wheel? [Re: CandyOtte]
Snuggiemunchkins Offline
New Member

Registered: 06/08/15
Posts: 5
Loc: Orlando, FL
Thanks! I was going to get the cage mount option so that I could just mount it to the side of the cage. Would that work better?

Top
#1390824 - 06/08/15 09:43 PM Re: Safe wheel? [Re: Snuggiemunchkins]
CandyOtte Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 5138
Loc: Lutz Florida
That would help because you could mount it higher than the stand height to allow plenty of room under the wheel for glider antics.
_________________________
Candy Otte
& the Glider Kids
Sassy, Corky, Mehitabel & Missy
Wacco, Yacco, & Dot
Mindy, Kanobles, Elmo, & Chipper

http://www.gliderkids-diet.com

CandyOtte@aol.com

Top
#1391006 - 06/17/15 08:47 AM Re: Safe wheel? [Re: Snuggiemunchkins]
Dallie Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Northeast Ohio, USA
The first wheel is actually made for hedgehogs. The second wheel concerns me a little as I'm seeing a tear tab on the pink wheel. Tear tabs can be dangerous to sugar gliders, they can get their feet stuck in the tabbed area while running on the outside of the wheel.
_________________________
wave Dallie
SpinZone Global

My Gliders: Boo & Bella

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."






Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
4 registered (brandonamito, Ladymagyver, Deskay, Tara24), 16 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
RAWRnivore, Tara24, Sal305, Cherylr1995, SarasotaSugs
6452 Registered Users
Forum Stats
40 posts in the last 24hrs
6453 Members
134 Forums
9003 Topics
148828 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Confused! Thought I was right now know I am wrong!
by Claralice
07:25 PM
Nail trimming
by ptamom
06:19 PM
A Weird Dream
by Ladymagyver
08:23 AM
Hi! I need some help
by RAWRnivore
12/15/17 05:12 PM
BML Help
by Alan
12/14/17 04:59 PM
Grieving sugar glider
by Firefly
12/14/17 01:04 PM
Self Mutilating
by Anonymous
12/14/17 11:26 AM
Injured Tail W/No Vet Instru/Help!
by
12/13/17 03:57 AM
Recipe for glider yogi's please!
by Claralice
12/12/17 10:03 PM
My Caramel Gliders anything I need to know about neutering?
by Claralice
12/12/17 04:14 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20205145
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12468676
TEXAS 659419
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 608795
OHIO 520735
Member Titles 461440
MISSOURI 395402
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 372783
OKLAHOMA 355137
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 353298
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2017