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Silent Runner Wheel 12" (Regular) Wheel

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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. You'll love this wheel's silence, safety, and durability.

  • Suggested for: Sugar Gliders, female rats, hamsters, and similar-sized animals
  • Dual-ball bearing technology ensures smooth, quiet spin
  • No axle, no risk of fur/tail entanglement, pet wrap-a-round
  • Heavy-duty metal stand for durability
  • Textured running tracks for excellent grip
  • Wheel completely disassembles for easy cleaning
  • Bean-shaped openings, pet-preferred solid black rear wall

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

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 (sold separately): Cage AttachmentSandy Track, AutoClean Track 

Cleaning: Wipe down the wheel with a non-toxic disinfectant wipe (Nature's Miracle Cage Wipes) or spray (Kage Kleen). 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. 

Assembly Instructions: See video below. 

 
  • UPC850001723169

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by Nisha1984 on March 13, 2020

This wheel is great! I got the cage attachment. The wheel is truly silent, both of my gliders run on it at the same time. My only question would be. Does anyone else think the wheel spins too fast. My baby will be running and then flips around cause the wheel spins too fast. Is there a way to slow it down? -Tanisha S.


by Anonymous on March 8, 2020

Luxury for my 6" teddy bear hamster. She loves it! - DeAnna M.


by Anonymous on February 4, 2020

The first night I was very happy about it! I heard nothing but only my hamsters footsteps. The second night it starts making weird noises and I don’t know where it comes from. I was so happy with the quality and that is was supposed to be silent! -Romy W.

[Response from Seller: Sorry to hear about this issue, Romy. Please reach out to our support team at sales@exoticnutrition.com for help!]


by LeRhonda on January 27, 2020

I was surprised how quiet the Silent Runner Wheel is. My gliders feet tapping on the wheel as they ran, was louder the the wheel turning!!! -Le Rhonda W.


by Anonymous on January 26, 2020

Great! -Terri G.


by Anonymous on January 23, 2020

In the beginning I also experienced constantly having to tighten the wheel, but then all of a sudden it worked properly. Many months later and I haven’t needed to touch it. It’s also really easy to take off and clean, without needing to disassemble the whole thing. -Kristine V.


by mamabyrd on January 7, 2020

My sugar bear girls absolutely LOVES this wheel! It's smooth and silent. Even with quite a heavy base my girls play on this so much they actually move it. I will definitely have to get the attachment to place it on the side of cage. I do have to remove it to change/clean running wheels. It's a bit impossible to do those in cage, but thats just me. lol -Vanessa B.


by Delrey on January 2, 2020

Two things very wrong with this product. It isn’t silent for long. I noticed that after a week the wheel would become lose and start making loud noises. This is unsafe because if the wheel came off it could have injured or killed my sugar glider. No matter how hard I try to secure it, it just keeps coming lose after a night or two of my glider running on it. On top of being unsafe it is a nightmare to clean. In order for it to be clean I have to take the plastic pieces apart. The urine and feces get into the nooks and crannies of the plastic and smells awful. So I have to take it apart and put it back again every day to keep it from smelling. Not worth the hassle for a wheel that comes undone and isn’t silent. -Delaney R.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review Delaney- we're sorry to hear your wheel isn't working as expected. The Silent Runner spins on dual ball bearings, so if the wheel isn't quiet and it's becoming unscrewed, it sounds like something may be wrong. Please reach out to our team for support by email at sales@exoticnutrition.com]


by Anonymous on December 30, 2019

I was given a 9 inch version of this wheel for my dwarf hamster and loved how quiet it was! So I decided to order a couple for my bigger hamsters, but that proved to be a problem. Being bigger and heavier, the nut that keeps the wheel firmly attached to the base wiggles loose and I’m having to tighten it daily or else the wheel starts to really wobble. I guess I’ll keep looking for the perfect wheel because sadly, this isn’t it. - Christy K.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for the feedback, Christy. We are sorry to hear the 12" wheels aren't working as expected but hope you will have the chance to reach out to our team at sales@exoticnutrition.com for assistance.]


by Anonymous on December 26, 2019

My glider girls love this wheel -Sammi S.


by Anonymous on December 15, 2019

I went from having to take my Syrians wheel out of her cage every night, just so I could get some sleep, to waking up to make sure that everything was ok because I couldn’t hear the wheel! Excellent product, I highly recommend. -Erin M.


by Anonymous on December 13, 2019

The wheel is just amazing , excellent quality and my boy love it!! -Andrea A.


by Anonymous on December 4, 2019

Love this wheel. Can be a little tricky to install by yourself depending on where you want it to go. -Stacy N.


by Anonymous on November 29, 2019

The wheel stays nasty! Poo doesn’t fall through the holes and gets caked up all over the inside of the wheel. -Julie T.

[Response from Seller: Julie, we recommend trying the AutoClean Track that has perforations to allow debris to discard from the wheel. We hope this information helps!]


by DOHANZ on November 20, 2019

I thought it was orange yellow, but color is orange. I don’t like it But wheel’s size is ssssssssooooo big. I like it. -HEE YOUNG H.


by Anonymous on November 13, 2019

I really like how easy it is to set up and clean, my gliders use it every night! -KeAndria N.


by Anonymous on August 13, 2019

I bought this wheel because my old Kaytee metal mesh wheel was driving me insane. My hamster is in my room, so at night, all I could hear was the SCHREECH and BANGING of that thing. It was absolutely terrible! My final straw was when one night (when I hoped to get to bed earlier) I spent 40 minutes fixing that thing... did my research and ordered this wheel the next day, and what a difference! My Syrian hamster already loves the size improvement, and it is dead silent! The only noise I can hear is the little pitter patter of her feet against the smooth wheel. It’s definitely worth every penny!


by Anonymous on July 23, 2019

I love everything about this wheel! Its sturdy, silent AND my sugar glider Pippi adores it!! This is my suggies very first wheel, so I was worried she's not gonna know how to use it, but now shes running on it like a cheetah through the fields! I recommend getting this, it's SOO worth the money! -Paulina


by PoTeacher23 on July 20, 2019

I have three sugar gliders and they all LOVE this wheel! They are hilarious to watch when they get in it together!!! -Christie G.


by Anonymous on July 18, 2019

My gliders love this wheel. It's easy to take apart to clean. Only complaint I have is the screw isn't quite long enough, barely comes thru the bars on the cage. Kind of hard to get it on such a small bit that's left. -Paula P.


by Anonymous on July 7, 2019

This is the best quality hassle free wheel for Syrian hamsters. -Tyson G.


by Rutlandfam on June 26, 2019

It’s a nice wheel but I have to keep adjusting it as it wobbles when my hamster runs on it. -Katherine R.


by amandaradan on May 30, 2019

My 3 sugar gliders LOVE this wheel. They can't get enough of it. I definitely recommend getting the sandy track to help file their nails down with the cage attachment. -Amanda R.


by Terriei on May 8, 2019

This is the 3rd wheel I've purchased, my gliders love them. Really safe and easy to clean. -Theresa I.


by Anonymous on May 4, 2019

The wheel is great. My suggie had grown out of her old wheel and was getting a bit chunky lol but she's alot happier now. Overall the wheel is great. -Katelyn H.


by Anonymous on April 21, 2019

The Gliders love it, it’s quiet, and easy to take apart & clean -Kaylee C.


by carol overly on March 11, 2019

It’s nice looking but I have to return it because it’s too big for my cage. -Carol O.


by Anonymous on March 10, 2019

I give this wheel 5 stars! Its silent. My sugar gliders love it. Especially my female. The only thing is that she does like to chew on the inside of the bean shape openings so I'll have to watch that but overall its great! The shape of the openings really enticed them to try it out. I totally recommend this wheel! -Hailey V. R.


by Bearsstitch on February 27, 2019

only thing is in the video and written/ video instructions for changing/ cleaning it says nothing about the washer -Eva S.


by Wolvesbanewaters on February 24, 2019

The way the gliders run on it can still be a bit noisy but the wheel itself is most definitely silent! -Corey M.


by Anonymous on January 7, 2019

I think we've had this wheel for a couple of weeks now. We bought it for our "fancy" hamster named Truffle. She loves it. We live in a ~425 sq foot home so it's important that the wheel is truly silent & it is! I had read some reviews saying otherwise so I was nervous to purchase this wheel but I don't regret it. It does have a little bounce when being ran on but it doesn't seem to bother Truffle & it doesn't cause any extra noise. The wheel came with the track with the holes in it in case your hammy uses the bathroom in their wheel, I was worried maybe her toes would snag in them but they haven't. I highly recommend this wheel. -Amelia F.


by Rdevore on January 2, 2019

This wheel was the best investment for Peaches our hamster. She was able to run all night in a natural position. We were able to sleep all night because the wheel is quiet unlike other wheels. All around everyone was happy. The company's shipping is excellent. The wheel was well packaged and arrived even earlier than predicted. -Rachael D.


by Bynums12 on December 15, 2018

This is my gliders favorite thing that I have purchased for them. It gives them hours of enjoyment! -Sarah B.


by Hannahsoukup 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 brian 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.

[Response from Seller: We're so sorry to hear about this issue, Brian. The running track does have a smooth side. Normally the textured side faces inwards to provide traction for pets, but in this case we would recommend reversing the track so the seamless surface is on the inside of the wheel. ]


by honeyedwood 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.

[Response from Seller: We're sorry to hear that you're having issues assembling the wheel Samantha. Please contact a representative at 757-988-0301 for assistance with this issue. Thank you.]


by raebrams 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 Mark 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 stupidcoffee92 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous on May 29, 2018

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


by Anonymous 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 Anonymous on May 25, 2018

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


by Anonymous on April 26, 2018

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


by Anonymous 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 Anonymous on February 21, 2018

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


by Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous on January 30, 2018

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


by Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 jkadmin 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 jkadmin 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 hkherbst 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 Anonymous on October 19, 2017


by b_plummer 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 Anonymous 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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