Exercise Wheels and Balls

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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?


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.


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.


Post   » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:46 am

Thank you both for the help.

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