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Forum HABITATS AND TOYS Has anyone made a giant running wheel?

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    • Mimsy
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      People make those huge ones for cats and I was thinking that it might be fun for a bunny.  I found this one that did it, what do you think?


    • sunshinesocks
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      Definitely considering it now!! Although the noise already seems quite annoying and I can imagine the boys jumping in it in the middle of the night, or spending ages making it and then them not caring less (they’re quite snobby)

      Found these instructions though:

      http://stitchesnsews.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/home-made-cat-wheel.html?m=1


    • Sarita
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      I think it’s a bad idea – rabbits bodies are not made for these things. It would injure their back – very delicate bones. It won’t be fun for your rabbit.


    • Deem
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      Yes, Sarita is right. it can actually hurt your rabbit’s spine.


    • LBJ10
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      Rabbits don’t have the bodies for running on wheels. They have a hopping gait and that just doesn’t work well on a wheel. I agree with the others, a bunny could easily hurt itself on a wheel. That is, if they were to even attempt to use it. I know the bunny in the video is using it, but that doesn’t seem like a natural behavior for a bunny. I wouldn’t think they would be “drawn” to a wheel in the same way mice and hamsters are.


    • Mimsy
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      Well risking their back and them unlikely to use it seems to make the decision to spend several hours making a giant monstrosity not seem to worth it.

      Thanks the input all.

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Forum HABITATS AND TOYS Has anyone made a giant running wheel?