Exercise Wheels and Balls

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Duffshuman

Post   » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:10 pm


Several of my friends have asked if Duff has an exercise wheel or ball, I have those items but I have not used them due to an article I read about not being appropriate for guinea pigs. Yes or no?

JX4

Post   » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:59 pm


Guinea pigs should not use exercise wheels or balls. I took the ball I had back to the store and traded it in for other things.

WICharlie

Post   » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:26 pm


Guinea pigs do not have the flexible spine that mice, rats and hamsters do and they should not be subjected to a wheel or ball. They can also become overheated in a ball. That notwithstanding, they would be terrified to be locked into a plastic ball. I personally, don't think balls should be used for any animals. The wheels can be enjoyable to some smaller animals as long as they are not the kind to catch their feet.

Duffshuman

Post   » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:46 am


Thank you both for the help.

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