Pros

  • Inexpensive (and your purchase supports us!)
  • Stand is super durable, just replace plates and track if needed.
  • Comes in adorable colors and we let you pick!

Cons

  • Can get a little squeaky (easily fixed with vaseline/oil on the axle)
  • Fiddly to take apart for cleaning

Pros

  • Totally huge! Super safe for hamsters!
  • Very high quality
  • Absolutely silent
  • Easy to clean
  • Able to attach directly to cage
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Huge--not able to fit in many cages
  • Limited colors available
  • Purchase supports a questionable brand

Giant Silent Spinner

$30 with shipping

$20 via Amazon


Pros

  • Incredibly durable
  • Only 9" wheel available on the market--large enough for Syrians, and fits into virtually any cage with ease
  • Absolutely silent!
  • Optional cage attachment available

Cons

  • Price is a bit high (worth it too!)
  • Only one color available in each size

Giant Comfort Wheel

$30 with shipping

$19 via Petsmart


Bucket Wheels

$30 with shipping

Carolina Storm Wheels

Strong Brew Bucket Wheels


Wodent Wheel Senior

$15 from Cheeks and Squeaks in a variety of colors

Pros

  • Produced and sold by small businesses
  • Super durable
  • Virtually silent
  • Easy to clean
  • Comes in a variety of colors!

Cons

  • Price is a bit high (worth it!)

Note: Saucers should be used as accessories, not in place of a traditional wheel.


Pros

  • Again, completely huge
  • Cheap and fun toy!
  • Absolutely silent
  • Easy to clean
  • Hamsters love them!

Cons

  • Design makes it take up lots of cage space
  • Limited colors available
  • Not very durable, needs to be replaced every so often

Pros

  • And again, completely huge
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Requires lots of space
  • Not very durable, needs to be replaced fairly often
  • Can be very loud!
  • Expensive for what it is


Frankly, we suggest the Silent Spinner if you're wanting a good wheel at this price point. It's worlds better!

Wheels are the most important item your hamster will have. Given the proper wheel, its thought that they will travel 6-10 miles a night!  Since that is a lot of ground to cover, we would like to recommend a few of our favorite wheels below. 

 Note: Syrians require a minimum of 8" sized wheels but have found our hamsters to be a bit larger than average and will do better in the 9" or larger wheels by the time they are full grown. (approx 6months of age) 

Wheels

Flying Saucer Wheel

$30 with shipping

$12 via Petco


Silent Runner, 9" (yellow) or 11" (orange)

$30 with shipping

Silent Runner from Exotic Nutrition