Wodent Wheel - Exercise Wheel for Sugar Gliders
The Wodent Wheel is a great, low-cost exercise wheel for
sugar gliders. Senior sized wheel is 11" diameter, 3.5" wide,
2.6" “mouse-hole shaped” entry holes. Overall height is 12.3".
This size is best for sugar gliders, lady rats, squirrels,
Syrian or other large hamsters, and small hedgehogs.
The Wodent Wheel is the only exercise wheel
recommended and approved by the ASPCA during their Seal of
Approval program (1999-2006). Rodents are attracted to the
wheel's entry holes, hamsters avoid broken legs and
strangulations, and sugar gliders go absolutely nuts on these
wheels. Even rats love running since they don't get their feet
hurt and their tails whacked by unsafe axle supports. (Give
rats lots of time — they're very cautious!) The semi-enclosed
design and the solid rear wall also makes rodents, who are
natural “wall-huggers,” feel much safer as they run.
Wodent Wheels are easily disassembled for cleaning and are
constructed of tough, safe plastic with a stable base of
heavy-gauge painted (baked-on powder coated) steel. Wodent
Wheels are low cost, much safer and quieter than conventional
wire exercise wheels, and have a clean, simple design using
recycled and recyclable plastics. If they are not being
attacked by chewers, with a little care, Wodent Wheels will
last for years.
Wodent Wheels are available in many
colors in our sugar glider store. We
include a free Glider Guard attachment with each wheel, to
help further protect your sugar glider's tail from getting
injured on the axle.
The Wodent Wheel has a solid track, which generally means it
will need to be cleaned more often. It also may be a bit
noisier than some other wheels. Putting a little olive
oil on the axle can help with the noise issue.
There are Wodent Wheel inserts that you can purchase,
to help keep your sugar gliders' nails filed.
- Nail-O-Matic from Suncoast - The
Nail-O-Matic is essentially sandpaper with hardware
cloth sewn onto it. It can be inserted on top of
the track when you assemble the wheel. The
hardware cloth helps to protect the pads of the gliders'
feet from the sandpaper. We have used this product
and found that it worked ok if the gliders' nails were
already trimmed, but not so well if they started out
sharp. It has to be replaced pretty often too,
which can be a big expense if you have several sugar
- Sandy Trimmer from Exotic Nutrition -
This is a Wodent Wheel track with fine-grain sandpaper
attached to it. It is advertised to be safe for
your pet's feet. We have not personally tried the
- DIY - This is an idea that we got from Danielle
G. You can purchase 400-grit sandpaper and cut it to
the size of your Wodent Wheel track. Use Elmer's glue
to attach it to the track and place some heavy objects on
top of it until the glue dries. The 400 grain is
finer than that of the Sandy Trimmer and is safe to leave
in their cage at all times. You can remove
the sandpaper with hot or boiling water, clean the wheel,
and attach new sandpaper. This is an inexpensive way
to help keep your gliders' nails from being so sharp.
This video will show you how to assemble your Wodent