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Information About Silent Runner Wheels:
OK ...What is it? The Silent Runner wheel is an innovative pet exercise wheel featuring a safe, solid running surface, silent roller-bearing operation and complete tail & fur safe design. Duel encased ball bearings allow for a low friction, quiet and smooth glide during use.
Is it safe? The axle-free construction eliminates the possibility of tail entanglement, back injury or worse. No more center axle that your pet's fur can get caught on. This design has no pinch areas, and the natural 'bean-shaped' openings allow for an easy entrance and exit, The openings will entice pets to enter and run against a preferred solid wall back. The heavy duty (pet-safe powder coated) metal stand allows for give, protecting your pet from joint pain caused by running on hard fixed surface. Running tracks are solid and have a textured interior non-slip surface for excellent grip. The interior bolt head is protected by a smooth snap-on cover. Every Silent Runner Wheel is assembled and tested in the USA.
How quiet is it? The simple answer ... virtually silent. "Things roll better than they slide." The encased dual stainless steel roller-bearings yield low friction, which provides a smooth roll of the wheel. The bearings fit tightly in the wheel so there is no squeaking.
Which size Silent Runner wheel do I need? The Silent Runner wheel is available in 3 sizes to suit many small animals. The 9 inch size is recommended for Sugar gliders, Hamsters, Siberian hamsters and mice. The 12 inch size is recommended for Sugar Gliders and female Rats, and the 12 inch (wide) size is recommended for Hedgehogs and male rats.
What do I get? Every wheel comes with a heavy duty (safe) powder coated metal stand that allows for a slight give when in use, protecting your pet from joint damage caused by running on a fixed surface. The plastic rear(back)plate has 2 encased stainless steel bearing sets and the plastic front plate has the 'bean shaped' entry holes. The tracks have 'grip grove texture' on the inner surfaces for ideal traction, and the track is removable for easy cleaning. Approved by veterinarians, the Silent runner wheels are made to the highest standards in the industry. Silent runners can be used either free-standing or will attach directly to a wire cage with the optional hardware package (sold separate). Completely washable.
Will the bearings last? Silent Runner Wheels are made with high quality stainless steel encased sealed bearings. There are two bearing sets per wheel, mounted in the back plate. The bearings are built to last, they are the same type of bearings used in the manufacture of roller skates. If after time, the bearings do need replacing, you can replace the bearings individually(we offer replacements) or you can simply replace the back panel of the wheel, which contains 2 new bearings.
How do I attach the wheel to the cage side? Silent Runner wheels can be mounted directly to the side of any wire cage, cage mounting does require a 'Cage Attachment Kit' which is sold separate. The Cage Attachment Kit allows you to mount any size Silent Runner wheel to any wire cage. The Cage Attachment kit contains two solid steel plates (powder coated), an longer bolt, aluminum spacer, safety bolt cap and wingnut screw. Mounting is simple and will take about 30 seconds to complete.
Can I get nail trimming tracks for the Silent Runner? Yes, Sandy Tracks are available for all size Silent Runner Wheels. You can purchase these durable (washable) Sandy Tracks in the Silent Runner section of the website. Sandy tracks are wheel tracks that replace the standard Silent Runner tracks and provide a 'soft sand' abrasive surface that will trim your pets' nails while they run on the wheels.
Exotic Nutrition™ supports legitimate scientific research projects with financial donations to help advance the health and well-being of Sugar Gliders and other exotic mammals. A percentage of the profit from sales goes toward funding of these scientific projects. We hope you will join us in our quest to advance research in the exotic mammal health care fields.
The Exotic Nutrition Pet Company specializes in the manufacture and distribution of exotic mammal feeds, supplements, and accessories. Our facility is located in Southeastern Virginia.
We have always prided ourselves in meeting the needs of our exotic mammal friends when they are kept in captivity, and have always strived to bring the finest quality animal diets and accessories to conscience pet owners worldwide. Ensuring the health and well-being of your captive exotic is our main concern.
We are, and will continue to be, a company whose objective is to deliver the best possible products and services at an affordable price. Our company stands behind the products that we manufacture, and continuously monitors quality and freshness to offer you, and your pets, the highest quality foods, supplements, and accessories for exotics available.
Some of the Colleges and Institutions that use our products ....
Bucknell University /PA * University of Louisville Stony Brook University/NY * Peel Zoo / Australia * University of Maryland * UCLA /Lab Animal Research * Jungle Island / Miami Fl. * Kansas City Zoo / MO * National Aquarium Baltimore * United States Center for Disease Control * Heritage Park Zoo / AZ * University of Rhode Island * Missouri State University * PETA / Norfolk VA. * University of Louisiana * Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary /Ky * University of Montreal * Big Cat Habitat & Santuary / FL * University of Kentucky * Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium / WA * Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary / AL * Americas Teaching Zoo / CA * Harvard University / Cambridge MA * University of British Columbia / Canada * Washington State University * University of Kansas Med Center Lab Animal * University of Pennsylvania * Heritage Park Zoological Association * Sunset Zoo / Manhattan KS. * Baton Rouge Zoo / LA * Humane Animal Welfare Society / WI * Guadeloupe Zoo / West Indies * Utica Zoo of Utica / NY * Liberty Science Center / Animal Husbandry * Roos-N-More Zoo / NV * Shedd Aquarium / Chicago * NC Aquarium / Roanoke Island * Blue Ridge Wildlife Center / VA * Seoul National University / Bio. Science * Thüringer Zoopark / Germany * Guadeloupe Zoo / France * Sea World / San Diego * Pittsburg State University * Native Animal Rescue / CA * Humane Society of Washington County / MD * Arizona State University Animal Care * Foothills Wildlife Research Facility / CO * Zoo Atlanta * UCLA * Indian Creek Zoo / MI * North East Ohio Medical University * University of Rochester * University of Arizona / Department of Entomology * Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge / FL * Charlotte Nature Museum / NC * San Diego Zoo / Safari Park * Veterinary Care Specialists / MI * Highlands Nature Sanctuary / OH * Shearwaters Kauai Humane Society / HI * Virginia Aquarium Virginia Beach Va. * The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center NJ * El Paso Zoo / TX * Atlantic City Aquarium / NJ * LSU School of Veterinary Medicine * Animal Medical Center of Forney / TX * Squirrel Creek Wildlife Rescue / CO * American Museum of Natural History NY * University of California / Qureshely Research Lab * Sea World (Bird Dept.) San Diego, CA * Dakota Zoo / Bismark, ND * Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society / Canada * Black Pine Animal Sanctuary / IN * Eastern Wyoming College * Alexandria Zoological Park / LA * Tanganika Wildlife Park / KS * Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo, MS * Edenton National Fish Hatchery * Penn State University /Biology Dept * University of Western Ontario * Pocono Snake & Animal Farm * Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center * Department of Biological Sciences Texas Tech University * Yosemite National Park * Pocono Snake & Animal Farm / PA * Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine /St.Kitts * Pittsburg State University(KS)/Biology Dept * University of Missouri / Veterinary * Texas Tech University * Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium * Purdue University / Biology Dept. * El Paso Zoo / El Paso TX * Hutchinson Zoo / KS * Northeastern University * Sandy Bottom Nature Park / Hampton Va. * University of Kansas /Lab Animal Resources *Virginia Zoo / Norfolk Va.
Information About Silent Runner Wheels