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Silent Runner Wheel 9"

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Exotic Nutrition's Silent Runner Wheel 9" 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: 9" wheel diameter, 3" wide track, 2.75" diameter openings, 10" tall on stand, 4" wide on stand. 

IDEAL FOR: Hamsters (Robo, Syrian, Teddy Bear, Dwarf, etc.), Gerbils, Mice, and other similar small animals (not suggested for chewing animals).*The 12 inch Regular size is recommended for Sugar Gliders*

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: Pet 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, like pouches or clothing. Nail trimming using clippers can be difficult and may even cause injury to your pet if done incorrectly. Sandy Trimmer Tracks provide a soft, abrasive running surface for your pet while using their exercise wheel. Simply install the sandy track in place of the regular track, 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 to last the lifetime of your pet. 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. Then the track will keep the trimmed nail smooth through frequent use of the sandy track. The AutoClean Track has a perforated design which 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 you to attach the wheel 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.

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by on August 26, 2019

QUIETEST wheel on the market. Great price. The standalone base works well in my specific cage and the cage attachment I've heard from friends is great as well. Easy to detach the front for cleanings. Do note, it's not silent if your little friend puts food on it. This is not anything you can avoid and the wheel itself is still quiet. -Caroline M.

by on July 29, 2019

I used this wheel for my Syrian hamster for over six months before she grew out of it. I love this wheel so much that I am upgrading her to the 12" silent spinner. My only complaint is when I use the stand on top of bedding, the wheel tends to drift backward when she runs, causing the knob on the back to pound against the glass of her tank. -Gabby

by on July 28, 2019

It is bae! My hamster loves. Sometimes I forget to feed him so he likes to hide food in the cracks. Then it is not silent anymore, that’s why I don’t feed him. As punishment. -Ken

by on July 28, 2019

It is bae! My hamster loves. Sometimes I forget to feed him so he likes to hide food in the cracks. Then it is not silent anymore, that’s why I don’t feed him. As punishment. -Ken

by on June 21, 2019

I expected a very silent wheel but it wobbles a lot I had to put a piece of tape down my hamster doesn’t mess with it but he’s also a pretty calm hamster it’s good when it’s tapped down I have it on a piece of cardboard platform I also bought the auto clean I don’t think it’s the best the holes are still pretty big and just seem uncomfortable to my hamster I felt bad after one day and put the original one bag on also when I didn’t tape it down the wheel fell over the first night so my hamster had to stop running early that night because I slept through it i couldn’t imagine using it without tape I use foil duct closure tape from 3M it’s very sharp but great for making sure it doesn’t move. -Ana R.

by on June 1, 2019

For the price and high ratings I expected this wheel to be holy grail. The first week of my purchase the wheel worked great! Definitely wasn’t silent, but it was the quietest wheel I’ve purchased so far. Unfortunately, the quietest wheel has turned into the loudest wheel. It has a terrible squeak and I’ve tried everything in the books to make it stop, it wobbles back and forth creating more noise, it unscrews itself so you always have to check on it, and it gets super dirty and smelly! Food, poop, and urine gets trapped and smeared inside. Some nights I would have to wake up and clean out the wheel because my hamster loves to store his food inside and when he runs on it, creates a rattling sound along with the other noises that it makes. Not worth it. -Nicole J.

[Response From Seller: We're terribly sorry about the issues with your product! Please contact our team directly at or 757-988-0301 so that we can help resolve these issues, thank you.]

by on May 19, 2019

Well made and very quiet -Louis M.

by on April 26, 2019

This wheel is so much more silent that our previous wheel! After a week of use, though, I had to tighten up the screw/axel, as it was rattling and coming loose. Not a big deal, but will make sure I check it every few days to avoid injury to our Syrian hamster and crazy loud noises. -Julie R.

[Response from Seller: We’re so sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your Silent Runner wheel! The wheel spins on dual ball bearings located in the back plate of the wheel. If the wheel is unscrewing, it is possible that something inside the back plate is interfering with the ball bearings. Please contact us directly for a resolution, thank you.]

by on April 15, 2019

Our hamster had a wheel but it looked a little small, then we saw this one and we love it. It’s a little bit bigger 3 inches or so, gives just a little more room. She wasn’t hardly running anymore and now she runs all the time like she used to. Great purchase. I took a video but cannot figure out how to add it! -Miranda C.

by on April 12, 2019

So happy with the 9” Silent Runner! It’s perfect for my two month old Syrian hamster. It’s large, easy to clean, and best of all - it’s ACTUALLY silent! His previous wheel drove me bananas with rattling sounds, but not this one. I’m looking forward to upgrading him to the 12” Silent Runner in time. I would LOVE to see different colors offered to swap out the front piece! Light blue, and light pink would be so cute! -Paige

by on April 11, 2019

It's a great size for my small Syrian hamster. She loves it. It is quiet, but I can tell she runs on it a lot during the night. -Jennifer E. M.

by on March 26, 2019

Our Syrian hamsters love this wheel, and we love how quiet it is compared to all the other wheels we've tried! -Kelsey H.

by on March 24, 2019

Many of the hamster cages and accessories are so flimsy. But not this wheel. It is well-designed and well-constructed... easy assembly (cage attachment). My hamster absolutely loves it. It is definitely silent, still hear her feet (adorable). Got this wheel because of all the great reviews, and it still exceeded my expectations. Thanks exotic nutrition! -Alex V.

by on March 4, 2019

My sugar glider loves it! -Sandi T.

by on February 11, 2019

Definitely doesn’t stay silent over time! I’ve had this wheel for 3 months and it squeaks so much when my Syrian is running on it. I cleaned it, took it apart and put it back together and it still squeaks. -Margaret G.

by on February 5, 2019

My sugar gliders love this will they play on it all night at first I got the 12 inch one and it was way too big. This is a perfect size for them. -Shain B.

by on December 16, 2018

Our teddy bear hamster loves this wheel. He wouldn’t even use his previous one. Unfortunately he’s in it so much that it quickly starts to stink (he pees in it while running). Definitely recommend it, but do yourself a favor and get the draining “self-cleaning” replacement track (accessory) as well. -Jessica P.

by on December 1, 2018

Less than 2 months of use and it's squeezing already with each revolution. So upsetting -Alex S. D.

by on November 2, 2018

It's really hard to find a good wheel for gerbils. They'll chew up and destroy anything plastic, and mesh wheels are junk and also loud. I thought this wheel was perfect at first since the plastic is hard. It is silent, and the autoclean track with the holes is great. It's safe design wise and my gerbils love it. The only problem is they DO chew up the plastic parts. The ball bearings and such are safe of course, but if you use this wheel for gerbils you have to continuously order replacements for the back and front panels as they get chewed up. -Savannah W.

by on November 1, 2018

quiet, and the gliders love it, what more could you ask for. -Shirley H.

by on October 24, 2018

Don't waste your $ on other "silent" wheels. This is actually IS silent and worth the couple extra bucks for a quality wheel. No more hassles of buying and returning ones that keep you up at night. Plus Kiwi, our hamster, loves it. -Andrea H.

by on October 14, 2018

This wheel is wonderful! My hamster loves it. He is a winter white dwarf and pretty small, so I was a little worried that it would be hard for him to push it. But, he runs in it easily! It is also super silent which is a necessity for me since my hammy is in my bedroom. The shipping was also super fast, which is a great bonus 👍🏼 - Kaitlyn K.

by on September 27, 2018

Excellent wheel for my mice, truly silent except for the cute patter of the little feet. I note the hub is now plastic rather than the metal nut on prior models, so I hope they do not chew the hub as they did on different wheels. if they do, it appears I can replace the hub with something metal. Definitely a quality product, thank you. -Alexis D.

by on September 25, 2018

Is fine -Kristi N.

by on September 14, 2018

This is an excellent wheel and I'm really glad I bought it. I had previously purchased another wheel, but that one was so flimsy looking that I knew it would be a matter of time before it broke. This wheel is truly silent, really solidly built and it fits in my bin cage. I have a Syrian hamster and she fits perfectly in it. I also really like that I can take the wheel apart to clean or adjust the height if I need to. Definitely recommend! -Jenny T. B.

by on August 29, 2018

This is a truly silent wheel! Before, my daughter had a regular plastic wheel, and it was so loud, it would knock and bang the whole time her hamster was on the wheel. Once we got the Silent Runner wheel, all you could hear were her little feet on the wheel. Excellent spinner! -Wendy L.

by on August 20, 2018

So happy with this wheel! This is the only wheel that allows me to actually sleep while my hamster is running on it less than 5 feet away from me. It is pricey, but 100% worth it. It also is easy to assemble and clean. -Annalee R.

by on August 17, 2018

My average size robo hamster was unable to use this wheel due to its weight. Sorry guys I'm sure it's great for a bigger animal but u should not advertise it for a dwarf. -Josh S.

by on August 13, 2018

Great product! Truly silent, solidly-made wheel, with full metal plate base for support. I don't know when my gerbils are using it, unless I can actually see the wheel move, because it is SILENT! I use rocks to stabilise the base, which can slide on the glass aquarium bottom otherwise. -Helena G.

by on August 9, 2018

I’ve spent well over $100 dollars on wheels claiming they were silent but every one of them were super loud. I was very skeptical but decided to give this wheel a try and I’m glad I did. It’s very quiet. It wobbles and I can’t figure out how to tighten it but it’s so much quieter than the other wheels and doesn’t keep me up at night so I’m thankful for that. Worth the cost for sure. My hamster and I love it -Rhianna H.

by on August 9, 2018

I’m in love with the fact that it’s ALMOST silent, but.... it wobbles and you can’t really tighten it. It also slides around a lot because of the metal bottom so you have to move it back a lot. I’m still super happy with it though. I can finally sleep in the same room as my Syrian hamster! -Rhianna H.

by on July 23, 2018

I've just replaced all my wheels with the Silent Runner and not only do my pets love them but the noise level has been cut in half in my room. Good company to deal with too. -Lindsay M.

by on July 19, 2018

This is a fantastic wheel for a Syrian Hamster. First of all, I read some of the customer reviews saying it wobbles... it only wobbles if you don't install the weighted plates. It's extremely easy to do and doesn't require any tools. This wheel is silent, big enough for a Syrian, and the track is solid and has a nice grip. My hamster LOVES it! -Philip R.

by on July 19, 2018

I had to tape a 3/8" piece of hard foam, cut to the dimensions of the platform, to the bottom of the platform. Now it does not move around the cage, or bang against the plastic tray in my hamster cage. -Candace S. V. (Seller Note: We do have Grip Strips available for the Silent Runner stand)

by on July 5, 2018

We absolutely love this wheel, and I say we because no one complains about the squeaky wheel going off all night anymore. Our hamster was a little timid using for the first time, but now loves it as well. The cage attachment works well, but may not have been necessary as the base that comes with it is super sturdy. Highly recommend!. -Kristen C.

by on June 25, 2018

The wheel is exactly as it is supposed to be. Our old wheel was keeping my daughter up at night and so we bought this new one and it is silent. Was well worth the money. -Jamie A.

by on June 19, 2018

Best wheel I ever purchased. Went through 3 wheels that were ridiculously loud and clunky at night. Forget I even own a hamster, had to keep checking to see if he was even running on it. Well worth the money. -Jessica F.

by on June 6, 2018

My hamster and I both love this wheel. For her it’s big enough to not hurt her little back and for me it is SO QUIET compared to my previous wheel. Used to wake up 1/2/3 times a night now I don’t at all. It is totally worth the extra money to have a quality made, size appropriate, quiet hamster wheel. -Rebecca D.

by on May 25, 2018

My hamster wouldn’t run on her other wheel, but she loves this one. She can’t fall out of it and it’s very quiet, which is good for me. -Melissa J.

by on May 25, 2018

Totally worth the price because they're actually silent! I was expecting a case of false advertising to be honest (I've been fooled before), but that was absolutely not the case. Now the boys can run all night without keeping everyone in our small house awake. Thanks! -Susan C S.

by on April 4, 2018

Nice and quiet! Arrived quickly. -Alice A.

by on April 2, 2018

My syrian hamster LOVES this wheel and i do too! She can finally stay in my room at night because the wheel is SO quiet. The only problem is that you can’t put it all the way against the wall of the tank because it will bang against it but it’s completely silent other than that. -Sara Z.

by on March 19, 2018

Definitely the quietest wheel I've found (and safe for the size of my Syrian). I have a terrarium cage and so I need the metal stand at the bottom. In order to keep it from bumping against the bottom of the cage to make noise, I put some industrial strength Velcro on the bottom of, and it's silent, only noise I can now hear is the pitter-pattering of her feet against the bottom of the wheel. -Avery S.

by on March 8, 2018

I love it and so do my Sugar Bears. -Lindsie

by on March 7, 2018

I have tried all the wheels (ALL THE WHEELS!) and they all have one thing or another that makes them annoying. Not this wheel! I sat cringing, waiting for it to start squeaking or creaking or wobbling. But it is gloriously silent. It's well built, safe, and cleans up well with a rinse. Yay! -Kim

by on February 15, 2018

My hamster loves, i mean 'LOVES', this wheel!! It's absolutely perfect!! Its VERY quiet and the quality is impressive. I'm planning to purchase another wheel for my other hamster.

by on January 31, 2018

This is a great wheel and my sugar gliders LOVE it!!! It is very quiet and easy to assemble and clean. The sandy track works great for keeping their nails short.

by on January 8, 2018

Really is silent--just the noise of little hamster feet hitting plastic. We have a glass tank so the metal base was making a noise against the glass, but a little bedding under it solved the problem. Extremely happy with this wheel.

by on November 13, 2017

Our winter white uses this wheel. I don't think she had a wheel before coming home to us at over a year old, so she will run for a little, then stop, then start back up. It is a great, safe wheel. My only problem is that in glass aquariums, the metal base- (solid and sturdy!), wiggles on the glass bottom. This can create quite the noise. I have used packing tape all around it, and that certainly helps. I taped the sides of the base of our 12" in with our Syrian, and it isn't enough to stop the rattling, so I am hoping a full tape around the base will fix it. Overall, would get again.

by on November 5, 2017

It's silent. It's quiet. All our hamsters love it. And to top it off, it is safe for our hamsters to use. I wouldn't use any other wheel.

by on August 30, 2017

It is very quiet, just like the title says. Love the sandy track for the nails. Easy to assemble, clean and take apart. The base is heavy enough to keep the wheel in place.

by on August 6, 2017

Much quieter than the older wheel I had.

by on August 1, 2017

Awesome. Don't know why I waited so long to order.

by on July 31, 2017

Super quiet wheel! Love it!!!

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