Wodent Wheel (Junior) – Small Hamsters, Mice, and Other Similarly Sized Animals


SunCoast Sugar Gliders Wodent Wheel Junior Exercise Wheel for Small Hamsters, Mice, and other Similarly Sized Small Animals.

We’ve received a significant number of inquiries over the years from customers asking us to carry the JUNIOR Wodent Wheel.  We take our customer inquiries seriously and are pleased to offer the Wodent Wheel JUNIOR to those customers with special requests.

This is NOT the size we recommend for your sugar gliders.  Our recommendation for most situations is the SENIOR size wheel. 

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If you’re concerned about wheel safety, please watch this YouTube video.  I am always concerned about product safety.  In this video you will get my honest, straight-forward assessment of the facts, developments, and safety records.

Wheel Dimensions:  Wheel Diameter: 8″   Wheel Width: 2.75″   Total Height Including Stand: 9″

In most cases, we have found the Wodent Wheel SENIOR to be the best size for most sugar gliders.  We’ve actually run tests between the SENIOR size wheel and JUNIOR size wheel to see which one the average glider prefers.  This testing was accomplished by using a “wodometer” which is a small attachment that basically measures the distance run and number of wheel rotations..  The average glider will run further in the SENIOR model telling us that it best fits the glider running style and spine curvature.

Many gliders also prefer the enclosed design over an open front wheel … just a matter of personal preference really.

So why are we offering the JUNIOR Wheel?  You don’t need a smaller wheel for smaller sugar gliders.  But many of our customers have other pets that would like a wheel and the JUNIOR is a suitable choice for pets like hamsters and mice.  Some people choose the smaller wheel because the recommended size won’t fit in the cage.  Are you sure you have a large enough cage for your sugar gliders?  Our recommendation is a minimum of 3 feet high and 2.5 to 3 feet wide.  This is the minimum recommendation, not the optimal suggestion.  Bigger is better and taller is better than wider.   

We also wish to offer our patented Nail O Matic to customers with pets other than sugar gliders with the appropriate wheel size.  Nail O Matics are custom fitted to fit in the Wodent Wheel by size, so matching the insert part to the correct wheel is the only way it works.

A partial listing of animals suitable for the JUNIOR Wodent Wheel are:

  • Hamsters
  • Mice


The Wodent Wheel Tail Shield is not available in the JUNIOR wheel.  It is only available with the SENIOR wheel and is included automatically with all SENIOR wheel purchases.  Mr. Hamster says …. “I don’t need no tail shield!”

Sugar Gliders love Wodent Wheels.  Wodent Wheels feature a unique design with a safe, durable running surface and a support stand without dangerous pinch areas.  These wheels are much easier AND much safer for a sugar glider to use than a wire wheel, encouraging needed exercise.  Running wheels are simply the best in the cage exercise we can offer our little buddies.

And if you would like to use this Wodent Wheel to also trim your pet’s nails, check out the SunCoast patented Nail-O-Matic insert track. Beware of knockoffs as they do not include the patented paw pad protection.

The Wodent Wheel will also give you a sense of just how intelligent our tiny friends are.  They are attracted to the toy because sugar gliders like to crawl into holes.  They go in through one of the 5 entry holes and realize if they move just right, the Wodent Wheel will start to move. So for a few days, they will rock it back and forth.  Then the excitement begins… the marsupial version of Dale Earnhardt Jr. masters speed before your own eyes!  Gliders will eventually get going so fast and so smoothly that some have reported feeling a breeze out in the room!  Seriously?

Some times I have to giggle a bit at some of the “discussion” that goes on in the sugar glider community.  There is an ongoing debate on whether sugar gliders run or hop, and that they need a “hopping” wheel instead of a running wheel.  My friends, sugar gliders do both.  It’s really not a question of this or that.

I suggest that when you get your new Wodent Wheel, you attach it to either a side wall or ceiling of your cage using three cable ties.  If you simply set it on the bottom of the cage, without securing it, it will wobble, walk and possibly tip over. 

At SunCoast, we bring experience, quality and great customer service right to you!  We care deeply about sugar gliders AND our customers!  Sugar gliders are our only specialty and we hope to be your specialists!

Additional information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 5.25 × 9 × 8 in



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