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SILENT SPINNER FOR MY 2 GERBILS
on 14 September 2012
This is the seconed silent spinner i have purchased and they are good quality and as for quiet ok there not silent but they are quieter than most they dont squeak like some can as these have a bearing rather than plastic rubbing against each other although that is easy solved with a little bit of cooking oil for lubrication. If you spin the silent spinner by hand it is quiet and smooth but you must remember that once your pet is on there running round sudenly it becomes a slightly unbalanced weight so natutaly it would try to wobble slightly a bit like when your car tyres have not been balanced the faster you drive the more vibration you get through the steering wheel, so the heavier the pet the more unbalanced the force and this is what can cause some slight noise through the cage especialy when attached to the bars so how quiet it is can also depened on how your cage rattles as the unbalanced running of the wheel tends to shake them slightly so if this is what your wheel does its not faulty it can not be helped as there is no way of balancing the weight, so when my russian dwarfs run on it its is very quiet but my heavier gerbals causes a more unbalanced force so slightly more noise, But for your money you do get a very well made wheel that is as smooth running as they come and because it uses a bearing there should be no squeaking noises and less vibration so it does try and still worth the extra money even if it is not totaly silent.....