I’ve had the Carolina Storm Express Wheel (originally created for use of Hedgehogs) for a few months now and so I can tell you why you should not buy any other wheel but this one. (He also makes the Carolina Storm Bucket Wheel).
So, firstly I have to get this out.
#1 Reason this exercise wheel is awesome? It’s made in North Carolina. Let’s just put that out there. Coming from a Native North Carolinian – well ….if it was made in NC it has to be good. *wink*
#2 It is a QUIET wheel. The fans aren’t pulling your leg. This is the most silent wheel I have ever had. I have had Comfort Wheel, Silent Spinner, Wodent Wheel, and the Flying Saucer disc wheels. None of those are really quiet. All of these have broken from being flimsy. All of them were overpriced. ALL of them are a pain in the butt to clean!!! Which leads me to #3 & #4 …
#3 It is easy to clean. EASY.
#4 It is STURDY. I mean you have to try to break this thing on purpose and even then it might take a hammer. It’s made from a bucket and pvc piping and a roller blade wheel. Seriously! (I’m sure there is more to it but as a DIY junkie to another – that deserves major props for inventiveness.
#5 This wheel is adjustable. It has holes in the stand to adjust height and angle. Genius!
#6 It is pretty! (Or cool if you are a dude) There are several colors to choose from. I ordered the purple though now I’m kind of annoyed with myself because the color kind has worn on me (completely my own fault and a trivial issue) and I regret not ordering the Teal which was my original choice. The good news is I plan on ordering another because I am eventually replacing my wheels with all CSE Wheels! He also makes the Bucket Wheel which from what I understand the only difference is it’s wider for running space and it looks slightly different as it’s a different type of bucket used. The CSE is slimmer in comparison. So that is something to consider. I like the CSE for it taking up a little less space in the cage however, the Bucket wheel is probably a really great choice for a wider, chunkier Syrian. Really, I’m sure any ham would appreciate more running width. But for those trying to save space the CSE is probably what you want to go with.
#7 Larry, the maker, is a nice guy. And if you head over to his Facebook you can see all his adorable Hedgies and other adorable creatures and the absolute devotion and TLC he gives them all.
How nice is it to get a best quality product and also supporting not some corporation but home business? A business that actually cares for small animals?
Here is a video of my NEW (super new) hammy Mocha Dune running on his CSE!
If you type in the wheel in Youttube you will find a few other reviews on it. And if you are ready to order this is his website. You can also order from his Etsy account!