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View Poll Results: What Wheel Is Your Favorite? - Feel Free To Comment The Pros and Cons Of Your Wheel
The ChinSpin 15 44.12%
Leo Braun Wheel 4 11.76%
Silver Surfer 4 11.76%
The Flying Saucer 8 23.53%
Other - Please Comment 3 8.82%
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:27 PM United States
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Default The Chin Wheel/Saucer Poll

Hi fellow chin owners! I'm in the market for a new chinchilla wheel or saucer and I just wanted to start this poll to get an idea of what type of wheel most people like for their chin. I also thought this poll might be helpful for other people who are looking for a wheel and want to know what wheel is most popular among chin owners. If you want, feel free to comment the pros and cons of your favorite wheel!
P.S. Just a quick question that I was hoping someone could answer; I noticed the ChinSpin has wood on the back, will the chinchillas eat that?
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:06 PM United States
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Location: North Liberty, IA
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Silver surfers are light, easy to hang, and cheap but they can be noisy. I know one person tied something around the hooks so it didn't move around as much.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:45 PM United States
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Location: Minnesota
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My silver surfer is great! I personally haven't had a problem with rattling.
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:53 PM United States
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I've also heard that the silver surfer is one of the louder wheels, which unfortunately isn't too good for me since my chin's cage is in the hallway outside my brother and sister's bedrooms and I don't want the chins making too much noise and waking everyone.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:50 PM Canada
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Location: Mississauga, ON Canada
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I have saucers, silver surfers, ed wheels and chin spins. My fav is the chin spin!
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:53 PM United States
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 186
Chinchillas: 3

I have a Leo Braun style wheel. It's the only type of chin wheel I've ever had but my girls love it. The wheel itself is silent. It's attached to the cage in 4 different spots so it's very secure. The noise comes from the rattle oft eh cage and everything in it. Not sure how to lessen the cage rattle.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:18 PM United States
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 18
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I have the larger chin spin for my 2 boys. They absolutely love it and it's very quiet. We have a small living room and we don't even notice when they're running on it while we're watching TV.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:25 PM United States
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Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 21
Chinchillas: 20

When I first got my chinchilla, I purchased a wheel from a local pet store. It was so incredibly noisy, I quickly removed it. When I went to a local expo, they had silent wheels which worked much better. My chinchillas loved it! I've also had a saucer, however it seemed to take longer for the chinchillas to understand how to use it.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:41 PM United States
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central NY
Age: 33
Posts: 694
Chinchillas: 11

All 6 of my boys have and use the flying saucer and love it.
Owned by my chinnie boys: *Nibbler - standard gray. *Ramble - light tan. *Wiggles - white mosaic. *Morris - violet. *Scruffy - homo beige. *Leo - Ebony. *Jack - Black velvet. *Astro - tov ebony/ebony. *Orbity - Blue diamond.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:56 AM United States
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Default Best wheel

I'm sure everyone knows that chins urinate on their wheels. The chin spin has a wooden back which will absorb the urine, creating potential health problems for the chin and odors in the home. If you own a chin spin, take a look at the back and you will see staining in the wood. Wouldn't it be better to spend a few extra bucks on a high-quality wheel which will not harbor germs and diseases? You can avoid costly vet bills when you keep your chin's habitat the cleanest it can be. Leo braun style wheels have a powder-coated finish, easily sanitized with cleaner and a rag. They are the best wheels out there and are on ebay right now for 99.00 plus shipping.
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