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Petco's new wheel #1104283
04/24/11 09:11 PM
04/24/11 09:11 PM
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Jonesboro, AR
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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.

http://www.petco.com/product/105026/PETC...at=OnSiteSearch

Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1104284
04/24/11 09:26 PM
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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.


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Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1104285
04/24/11 09:27 PM
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The reviews all say that it squeeks badly.


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Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1104286
04/24/11 09:30 PM
04/24/11 09:30 PM
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It is a huge improvement! Better than the guillotine wheels!

But I still wouldn't use it with my gliders.


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Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1104290
04/24/11 09:50 PM
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I wouldn't use them, especially because of the bearing system. Like Nicole said, they're made for quantity, not quality.

Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: ValkyrieMome] #1104291
04/24/11 09:52 PM
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and "cheap" is quality not a price.


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Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1104296
04/24/11 10:30 PM
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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.

Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1104361
04/25/11 03:24 AM
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Spring, Texas
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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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Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1104411
04/25/11 08:46 AM
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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.

Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1106386
04/28/11 07:40 PM
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Northeast U.S.
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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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Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1106404
04/28/11 08:21 PM
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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.

Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1106408
04/28/11 08:25 PM
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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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Re: Petco's new wheel [Re: SeemsFamiliar] #1106415
04/28/11 08:36 PM
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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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