Choosing the Right Wheel


Chinchillas that are 6 months or older need to have regular exercise. One of the best and easiest ways to accomplish this by putting a wheel or saucer in their cage. Some guidelines to follow are:


  • No plastic wheels/saucers
  • A minimum of 14" diameter
  • A minimum of 4" of running surface for a wheel.
  • Quietness - your chinchilla will put thousands of miles on their wheel, and it will be in the middle of the night! Consider how quiet the wheel turns.
  • With wheels, the old adage "you get what you pay for" is absolutely true!

Castiel demonstrates Proper
Wheel usage. Notice how he
stretches out fully while running.

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