It’s important to note that 99.9% of wheels you can find in local pet stores are NOT sugar glider safe! However, there are some vendors within the community that have made it their mission to produce safe wheels and they have made them available to the community, as well. We’ve gathered them here for you!

Why the Special Wheel?

Not only do pet store wheels cause a variety of injuries or even deaths but they also inhibit your sugar glider from running in a wheel the way they would prefer to. Rather than just walking or running along gliders are more likely to actually hop, run a bit, jump, run a little more and then hop again. They need a good deal of space inside a wheel with no bar in the middle to be able to jump naturally this way.

If you watch them try to ‘run’ in a normal wheel and compare it to their activity in a glider-safe wheel you’ll see a huge difference!

The Best Suggie Safe Wheels

Attic Worx

  • Offering the Stealth and Magnum Wheels. This is the seller of one of the most popular suggie-safe wheels, the Stealth Wheel! Easy to clean and fun to watch! They’re heavy duty, well worth the cost. – Also available on Amazon!

Ranging from $37 to $55 + shipping

My Glider Wheels & More

  • Offering the Raptor Wheel and a few Raptor variations. This website is the home of the Raptor Wheel, one of the most popular suggie-safe wheels!

Ranging from $40 to $7+ shipping

SpinZone Global / Fast-Track Wheels

  • Offering the Fast-Track with either a mesh or solid track, the Treadmill™ and the Run-a-bout. They are switching over to a new wheel, the Titan.
    This company is really popular as they carry a wide variety of products including the only safe one for letting them run around ‘loose’.

Ranging from $25 to $60 in price + shipping

Custom Choice Cruisers

  • Another variety of glider wheel, this one is highly customizable. This company offers a ‘bounce’ action meant to give the gliders a bit of a workout.

Ranging from $50 to $60 in price + shipping

Watch these videos to see gliders in action: Running in slow motion!Sprinting in safe wheel!

Not only are more pet store wheels dangerous for one reason or another but they also inhibit the glider from running in a wheel the way they would prefer to do so. Rather than just walking or running along gliders are more likely to actually hop, run a bit, jump, run a little more and then hop again. They need a good deal of space inside a wheel with no bar in the middle to be able to jump naturally this way. If you watch them try to ‘run’ in a normal wheel and compare it to their activity in a glider-safe wheel you’ll see a huge difference!

Learn more about which wheels aren’t safe for sugar gliders and why: http://suggie.info/housing/unsafe-wheels/