You will need
- Favourite treats, a sheet of construction paper.
Check the wheel itself, how it is firmly and properly fixed on the cage. The wheel should freely rotate to vibrate from side to side. Check if the hamster wheel in size (not less than 18 cm in diameter for the Syrians and 12 cm for Djungarian hamsters) and type, as certain animals do not like metal or plastic wheels. Paws pet should not fail between the metal rods or slip on plastic. If the wheel is fixed on the wall of the cage, try to lower it below or raise, perhaps, the awkward hamster to climb into it. Make sure that the access shell is free and does is not difficult, some animals don't like it when next to the wheel are a house or feeders. If all conditions are met, leave the animal for a few days, when he used, then he will show interest in a new toy in his cage. Watch your pet, as hamsters are primarily nocturnal, and run in the wheel they can at night.
A week passed, and your hamster continues to ignore the wheel? Try additionally to interest the pet a new subject. To do this, put in a wheel piece of your favorite treats, keep in mind that to report delicious pieces need quite often. Animal be sure to go to the wheel at this point, try a little rotate it, but not zealous, as the hamster may be frightened. If the pet goes directly from the wheel, not wanting to be in it for a long time, cover the wheel with a dense sheet of paper, the animal will start to move and run.
Not all hamsterm likes to turn the wheel. If your animal falls into this category, inego not to do, he will somehow ignore favorite subject. To physical activity, he or she still was - buy a special balloon for walks, opportunity to move freely throughout the apartment with this "transport" like him a lot more.