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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Winchester, Aug 2, 2009.


  1. Winchester

    Winchester PetForums Member

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    Ok, I'm sure all of you hamster/mice, etc owners are irritated by the sound of their running wheel squeeking during the night. Mine hasn't been too bad but it's recently been driving me nuts! I was wondering, what can you use to stop the noise? I read somewhere that you can put vegetable oil on there, but I don't trust it.. is that safe for the mice?
     
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    alyssa_liss PetForums VIP

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    I use Vaseline but I have a silent spinner so it's underneath when hammies can't get it
     
  3. Winchester

    Winchester PetForums Member

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    I never really thought of using that. I guess they wouldn't try to lick it because it has no smell, unlike the oil?
     
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    I mment a flying saucer lol , yea mine pay no attention to the Vaseline
     
  5. Winchester

    Winchester PetForums Member

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    Ok, I will definitely have to try it!
    Thanks :D
     
  6. Winchester

    Winchester PetForums Member

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    I think I may have a found a long term solution to a squeeky wheel problem.
    It would work better on bigger wheels, because it would be easier to do.
    You warm up a hot glue gun and put a really thin layer on the place where the wheel spins. Before the glue it fully dry you can make a little indent(big enough for the bar on the wheel to spin on).
    For now I'm using a no scent vasaline chapstick. My mice pay no attention to it and it works like a charm so far.
     
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    I smear a bit of vaseline on the rod where the wheel fits on and there is hardly any noise at all from our hamsters wheels at night and with five of them it was quite noisy.:laugh:
     
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    I use vegetable oil with the hamster and mouse wheels and they seem to ignore it, at least I haven't seen them trying to lick it.
     
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    I use canola oil on my wheels and spinners, works like a charm.
     
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