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Silent Runner Wheel 12" (Regular)

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Exotic Nutrition's Silent Runner Wheel 12" is the most innovative wheel on the market for its safety features and whisper-silent spin. The axle-free construction eliminates a dangerous center axle, reducing the risk of fur/tail entanglement, pet wrap-a-round, curvature of the spine, and other injuries. The wheel spins using dual-ball bearing technology, ensuring it glides smooth and quiet. You'll love this wheel's silence, safety, and durability, truly built to last. Check out the videos below or simply search "Silent Runner Wheel" on YouTube to witness the smooth, silent spin for yourself!

  • The heavy-duty metal stand allows for give, protecting your pet from joint pain caused by running on a hard, fixed surface.
  • Running tracks are textured, for excellent grip.
  • Wheel completely disassembles for easy cleaning, no nooks for feces to hide in.
  • Designed with a front plate for safety and containment, with natural bean-shaped openings.
  • Features pet-preferred solid black rear wall.

Measurements:  12" wheel diameter, 3.5" wide track, 4" diameter openings, 13.5" tall on stand.

IDEAL FOR: Sugar Gliders, female rats, hamsters, mice, and similar small mammals (not suggested for chewing animals). 

What is dual ball-bearing technology? Two stainless steel ball-bearings are positioned within the back plate of the wheel, ensuring the wheel glides smooth and silent. The innovative bearings SPIN around the center pin as your pet runs, unlike annoying squeaky wheels on the market that have an axle that the wheel rotates around creating friction and noise. 

Accessories: Your pet's nails can grow to be long and sharp. Not only can this be painful to owners during handling, it can also cause your pet to frequently get stuck on fabrics. Nail trimming can be difficult and may even cause injury to your pet. Sandy Trimmer Tracks provide a soft, abrasive running surface for your pet when using their Silent Runner wheel. Simply slip the sandy track in place, it takes less than a minute, and your pet’s nails will be naturally filed down as they run (see assembly instructions and video below). Keep the sandy trimmer track in for 1-2 days per week (or monitor when nails are filed). This track is completely safe and will not cause harm or discomfort to your pet. Conveniently hand-washable and reusable. Do not submerge sandy trimmer track for long periods of time. It may be necessary to initially trim pet's nails with clippers before using a sandy trimmer track, the track will keep the trimmed nail smooth through frequent use of the sandy track. Also available -  AutoClean Track which has a perforated design and allows feces, urine, and other pet debris to drain from the wheel, to save time cleaning and increase ventilation within the wheel. The Silent Runner Cage Attachment allows wheel attachment directly to any wire cage to free up floor space, or mount at different heights. All accessories sold separately.

Customer Testimonial: "Just wanted to send a quick note and let you know that I recently ordered from your company for the first time and was very impressed with the speediness of my shipment, as well as the amazing quality of the Silent Runner Wheel that I purchased. It felt like spinning the wheels on a nice pair of roller blades, and even better, was just as silent. My diminutive hamster had no problem spinning the larger wheel, and the difference in noise level from our previous "silent spinner" and this new wheel is night and day. The fact that we can now sleep easy while our hamster gets the exercise he needs throughout the night makes the purchase price more than worth it. Thanks again for the excellent service and the wonderful product." - Fernando S.

Cleaning: See video below. Wipe down the wheel with a non-toxic disinfectant wipe (Kage Kleen) daily if you wish. Wash thoroughly at least once per week by disassembling the wheel and cleaning with warm soapy water, rinsing, and allowing to air dry completely. Wheel is also dishwasher safe, top rack only. Do not submerge the back plate where the metal bearings are held, it is recommended to simply wipe the plate down without letting water come in contact with the bearings. Note: As of October 2017, all Silent Runner Wheels are made with new sealed / encased ball-bearings that can not get wet and therefore do not need to be oiled. Previous to October 2017, owners needed to dry and oil the bearings thoroughly, as inadequate drying may lead to the bearings becoming corroded, seizing and not able to spin, and then causing the wheel to unscrew from the stand or cage attachment when the pet was running in the wheel. This is no longer an issue. Click here for replacement bearings.

Assembly Instructions: See video below. Remove the standard running track on your Silent Runner wheel. It is easiest to place wheel face-up on a table, insert hand into wheel to hold back plate down, and pull front plate up. Once disassembled, begin by inserting the corner of the Sandy Track into the molded edges of the black back plate for the Silent Runner Wheel. Once the corner edge is pushed in, begin working the sandy track all the way around the wheel into the groove. Once completely in the groove, push the clear connector into place connecting both ends of the track. Set the front plate on the sandy track, and starting with the side away from the connector, work one small section of the sandy track into the front plate groove. Once a small section of the track is in the groove, apply pressure (squeeze down) all the way around the wheel until the track is in place. You may need to push the last section near the clear connector in with your fingers. Set the wheel down on a table and apply pressure all the way around the wheel to secure the track in place.

Note: ‘Roof Rats’ can have longer more sensitive tail than the more common domesticated pet Rat.  To prevent abrasions caused from excessive running on the wheel, we suggest you place the smooth side of the running track facing inward rather than the textured side of the track facing inward. Monitor closely to make sure the ‘Roof Rats’ tail is not injured during use.

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by on December 12, 2018

This is honestly the best product I’ve gotten for my sugar gliders!!! Easy to clean, and easy to assemble. My gliders run and run and run!!! Perfect size of them, and sometimes even two try to run at once!!! Ahaha -Hannah S.

by on November 23, 2018

I got several wheels from them. My roof rats loved running on them, but the rough surface and sharp edges badly injured their tales. Many of them lost last parts of their tails. If you have a rat with a long tail, be advised. I recommend getting wheels with smooth and seamless running surfaces. -Brian S.

by on November 3, 2018

It started falling apart after just a few weeks of sugar glider use. The cover in the middle kept coming off and wouldn't stay on no matter what. -Samantha D.

by on October 15, 2018

I have this in my ikea detolf hamster cage mounted on the end wooden part and it fits nicely (you have to drill a hole in the wood). It would also fit on the stand if you have a lid that sits on top of the glass (not on the wires). I have the AutoCLean track with holes in it, the holes are big for her little feet but I think it works well and doesn't seem to bother her. I can faintly hear it spin but compared to any other wheel I've owned it's silent. -Rachel B.

by on October 3, 2018

My sugar glider loves her wheel she uses it nonstop every night. It was very easy to put in the cage. -Mark K.

by on September 5, 2018

My Syrian Hamster loves this wheel. It is a very sturdy wheel. The wheel is not 'completely' silent, you will be able to hear the stand wobbling/shaking. However, it is very, very silent compared to other commercial wheels. Assembling and disassembling the wheel is not the most easy thing to do. My hamster pees while she runs, so I have to disassemble the wheel once in two days to clean the urine stuck between the track and the covers. -Ahram Y.

by on September 1, 2018

I like my Silent Runner wheel. You cannot hear it at all! My Sugar Gliders loves it. Runs smooth! I own three (3) of them. Would not buy any other kind! I highly recommend this product! -Annette A.

by on August 5, 2018

I bought one of these for my (very large) Syrian hamster. I thought it might have been a bit big for him, but it's the perfect size for him to run without bending his back, which was always a concern with his previous wheels. He uses it very often and seems to enjoy himself. It's nice and quiet as well. -Anonymous.

by on August 3, 2018

This wheel is really silent! Very easy to install. We got the cage mount as well. Both are great. My rats like it. They still love their old wheel, but are giving this one a chance! -Deana E.

by on July 23, 2018

I bought two of these for my two syrian hamsters. One of my hamsters literally runs all night long, and I keep them in my bedroom. She loves the wheel and runs very well on it for long periods of time, however it's not as silent as they say. It doesn't squeak but when the hamster runs on it, the weight of the hamster makes it wobble so it does make a noise while she's on it. -Bailey R.

by on July 15, 2018

I purchased this wheel for my Syrian hamster. I didn't too much care if it was silent or not, I just wanted something big enough for his breed, well made, and dependable. Well, it is all three of those things AND silent. My little guy loves his new wheel. If you have any problems with noise or wobbling just keep fiddling with the bolt on the back. Depending on the issue, slowly tightening or loosening it will solve it. Once you find the perfect spot between tight and loose you'll have no problems at all (: I was lucky enough to get it right my second time tightening it. Just be sure not to go either way TOO much. A little goes a long way and patience is the key. The plastic part of the wheel is very sturdy and thick enough that I don't expect it to break and the metal stand is very well made. For some reason my little guy like to lay on the stand when he's taking breaks. Maybe it helps him cool down? HAha. Either way both of us love it! -Courtney W.

by on June 29, 2018

My gliders love the wheel. I wish I knew inserts didn't come with and need to be purchased separate. I need to place another order. It would have been easier to do together. -Laura T.

by on June 27, 2018

I bought this as a first time wheel for my rats and can I say it's possibly the best choice on the market? It is completely silent and makes NO noise. I bought the regular with no attachments and it works wonders, giving my rats excersise when I cannot take them out. The assembly and disassembly instructions on the back of the paper in the inner ring of the wheel are clear and concise and leave no room for debate on what needs to be done. Although what they use to fasten the back of the wheel had changed the instructions are still very clear. It came much quicker then I had expected and I am an extremely happy customer!! The pamphlet that came with the wheel is full of fun and interesting products that I have intentions of buying and just a personal thing but I love the color! 10/10 -Kaila R.

by on June 12, 2018

Gliders love this wheel and so do I. I have several Silent Runner wheels for 6 gliders. Great product. -Linda M.

by on May 29, 2018

It truly is very quiet, and our sugar gliders Love it. GREAT PRODUCT!😊 -Jenny M.

by on May 29, 2018

Is as advertised...SILENT! Special-made Cage Attachment is a must if that’s what you plan to do. Great material, sturdy and safe. Sugar glider was runnin’ the first night! He enjoys it thoroughly. -Darin S.

by on May 25, 2018

These are the best wheels ever!! Gliders use them daily. -Shannon G.

by on April 26, 2018

OMG the best money I've spent. Lol It is sooooo quiet. My girl absolutely loves it. -Amber S.

by on March 22, 2018

This wheel is perfect. Its so silent I can hear the pitter of my little hamsters feet while she runs. She loves it and it's the perfect size so that she doesn't have to arc her back. The quality of it makes me feel confident it will stay this quiet and smooth for a very long time. -Sarah V.

by on February 21, 2018

My sugar gliders love it, it is safe and fun for them! -Connie Billingsley

by on February 16, 2018

When I write a review of a purchased product, I am always open and honest, as I would want other reviewers to be on a product I would potentially buy. I have mixed feelings on the Silent Runner Wheel. I will start with why I love it. The wheel itself is definitely silent. Moments after getting it set up, one of my two gliders jumped in it and took off! However, so did the wheel! It literally started bouncing across the bottom of the cage. That part was quite noisy. So I zip tied the stand to the back of the cage for stability. It kept the wheel from moving across the bottom of the cage, but still it bounces A LOT! So I will be purchasing the cage attachment in the hopes of stopping this problem. Next, the 12" wheel is so much larger than I expected. Don't get me wrong though. The size allows my gliders to run without bending their backs, as a smaller wheel would. But the size of the wheel also proved problematic. I have a 5 level small animal home that is 55" tall, 30" wide and about 18" deep. Unfortunately, even though there are three large doors and many smaller doors, I had to take the cage apart partially to fit the wheel inside. Overall, I like this wheel...and my gliders LOVE it. I would recommend it to anyone who has small animals who love to run. But I do recommend the cage attachment or another way to keep the wheel from moving across the bottom of the cage. And remember also that this wheel is BIG! So take that into consideration also.

by on February 10, 2018

Our Syrian hamster LOVES his new wheel! He was even trying to build a little fort behind it. We love it too, as we can now sleep at night without hearing him run! It sounds more like a fan is running than the creeky/squeaky wheel we used to have. Some times I need to move it away from the sides of his glass cage so it doesn't knock all night. Great purchase, definitely worth it!!!

by on January 30, 2018

Great price for someone on a budget but needing something safe for their sugar gliders!

by on January 8, 2018

My hamster is a chunky butt and this wheel works great. She loves it, she runs all night and the wheel is so quiet.

by on January 8, 2018

The minute we put this fabulous exercise wheel into the hamster's cage, he jumped in and away he went! He's only about 3" and the wheel is 12"; we figured he'd be afraid of it at first, but no way. It is quiet, smooth, and has plenty of room for our Syrian hamster

by on January 8, 2018

The minute we put this fabulous exercise wheel into the hamster's cage, he jumped in and away he went! He's only about 3" and the wheel is 12"; we figured he'd be afraid of it at first, but no way. It is quiet, smooth, and has plenty of room for our Syrian hamster

by on January 8, 2018

My hamster is a chunky butt and this wheel works great. She loves it, she runs all night and the wheel is so quiet.

by on November 28, 2017

It has to be cleaned like every other day because it has no way for the urine and feces to drain. [Edit: a perforated AutoClean Track is available to allow drainage]

by on October 19, 2017

by on September 20, 2017

An outstanding wheel for gliders. Have been so happy with the first one over the past 8 months that I'm ordering a second one with cage hangers as my colony has grown..

by on July 13, 2017

Bought this for Ziva, my Syrian hamster as the other wheels and flying saucers I had kept moving around and made quite some noise. She is a runner! And since we share the same room, we had to come up with a solution that lets her run all night while I get to sleep. This wheel is awesome so far. If I'm super quiet I might hear her paws a little bit. I also think she loves the size of the wheel since she doesn't have to bend her spine. She still makes this wheel move around a bit but not as much as the other ones before.

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