Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Wheel - Handmade in USA!

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Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Exercise Wheel Exercise Wheels Quality Cage Crafters
Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Exercise Wheel Exercise Wheels Quality Cage Crafters
Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Exercise Wheel Exercise Wheels Quality Cage Crafters
Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Exercise Wheel Exercise Wheels Quality Cage Crafters
Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Exercise Wheel Exercise Wheels Quality Cage Crafters
Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Exercise Wheel Exercise Wheels Quality Cage Crafters
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Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Wheel - Handmade in USA!
Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Wheel - Handmade in USA!

Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Wheel - Handmade in USA!

Regular price $132.00
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Made To Order - Estimated time to shipment 10-20 Days

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Our Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Wheel is the perfect way for your furry friend to get some exercise.

This safe, open-wheel design is made with a quality wood backing and metal ring, making it easy to mount to most cages. So make sure your chinchilla and other small animals get the workouts they need with this Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Exercise Wheel! 

Benefits and Features of our all-metal Wheels:

  • All-metal/wood Construction, No plastic to chew on.
  • Heavy Duty Dual ball bearings for long-lasting performance.
  • Safe metal open-wheel design with a wide running surface.
  • Durably mounts to all wire cages.
  • Smooth & Safe Front Edge.
  • Great for Chinchillas, Prairie Dogs, Degu's, and even armadillos! 
  • Large 6-1/4" Running Surface.
  • Easy to clean and sanitize
  • Metal chew proof design
  • Amazing Customer Reviews!

It is easily mounted to most cages with supplied hardware.

We recommend the bottom of the metal wheel is 2" above the cages floor. It extends 8" from the wall of the cage.
The wood we use is made from Baltic Birch Plywood, is Made in the USA (Texas), and with natural soy-based glues. (Unlike some of our competitors.)

Comes with photo-illustrated installation instructions.

Spinning Maintenence:

How to change your Chin Spin Exercise metal Wheel Bearings:

Who knows how many miles your Chinchilla has run on that thing!?!?

Sounds exhausting to me. But, we all know fitness is needed, so we should all take after our little furicane track champions and hit the dirt. If only there was a way to let those little critters generate electricity on those things!

Now, all that running not only wears us out, but it wears out the spinning Bearings. Good thing we sell replacements that can be found right......HERE.

Anyways, once you have those bearings there is a little more to be done.

Today we're going to teach you how to change your Chinchilla Wheels bearings:

Time: 5 Minutes to complete

Here's what you are going to need:

  • Replacement Chin Spin Bearings.
  • 9/16" Wrench or an adjustable wrench.
  • Screw Driver
  • Hammer or Mallet (You don't have to hit too hard :))
  • A piece of wood or something similar.
Eight Steps to change your Chin Spin Bearings:
  1. Remove the 9/16” nylon insert locknut that holds the Chin Spin on the axel bolt by turning it counterclockwise using a 9/16” wrench, box wrench, or if not available pliers or vice grips. 

  2. Slide the metal wheel off of the axle bolt.

  3. Place your Chin Spin wheel face down on a protected surface. Remove the rear bearing by putting a screwdriver in the bearing’s hole; gently rock it back and forth to loosen it. You may need to finish prying it out.

  4. Using a screwdriver or piece of wood, knock out the front bearing.

  5. Turn over the wheel. Use a block of wood to tap the new front bearing in place. Make sure that you tap around the outside edge of the bearing – not on top of the bearing itself – until fully seated.

  6. Repeat the process to install the rear bearing.

  7. Slide the Chin Spin wheel back onto the axle bolt.

  8. On the inside of the wheel, tighten the locknut just until it is snug and there is no “play” in the wheel. Do not over-tighten.

Warnings:

The volcanic ash in your chin’s “Dust Bath” contains fine, abrasive particles that will dramatically shorten the life of the dual ball bearings in the Chin Spin. Locate the Dust Bath away from the Chin Spin; consider taking the bath out when your chin is not using it.

Other Maintenence & Suggestions:

  • Cleaning: Some chinchillas will pee when running. If this is the case you will want to clean the surface of your wheel with a 50-50 vinegar-water mixture once per week. We like to spray it on and then hit it with a soft sponge!
  • Center nut: Over time the nut on the center of the wheel can loosen up. You need to tighten this to keep the wheel spinning soundly! We recommend doing this every time you clean the wheel.
  • If cared for correctly your wheel could last 10+ years!

Actual Customer Reviews:

"I have bought 5 different wheels, 2 being silent spinners, before I decided enough was enough because they were so loud AND kept me up at night since their cage is in my room. The silent spinners were ok, I had them rigged up so they weren't so loud but they do not even compare to this wheel! I wish I would have bought one of these sooner! I have 2 chinchillas and one runs louder than the other on the previous wheels I had, with this one I only hear their cute little feet pitter patting away (sounds like frozen pees very lightly hitting a metal pot). The wheel is huge! I have a critter nation 2 story and it takes up a little over half the bottom level. With it being so big, a person won't have to worry about their chins running uncomfortably. So yes, splurge and get this wheel! 100x worth the money!"

 Teal chin Spin

"Honestly, this is the best Chinchilla wheel ever. I finally bought this wheel in January of 2018 after debating about buying it since mid-2017. I was worried this wheel would be damaged due to the FedEx delivery guy throwing it on my porch but it wasn't dented or anything. It is definitely one of the best chinchilla wheel designs you could ever come across. I absolutely love that this wheel has a wide running space. It provides plenty of running space for my large chinchilla girl. My chinchilla used to have the stupid, poorly design 12-inch Kaytee Silent Spinner wheel which I hated because she would hop instead of run and she would fall of it because it was too narrow for her plus it was also loud. I've tried other silent wheels and honestly, you're going to hear some noises no matter what wheel you have but this one is the quietest by far; the others were very loud in comparison. This wheel is perfect. It's spacious, durable, quiet, and allows my chinchilla to run the way chinchillas are supposed to run. I'm so happy she has a 15-inch chin spin wheel, it was completely worth it. The only negative for me is that the paint of this wheel comes off when my chinchilla chews on it, she literally chews EVERYTHING she owns plus the things she thinks she owns, but that is not a fault on this product, only my chinchilla. Otherwise, I see this wheel lasting a very long time. highly recommend."

 purple chin spin

"I'm glad I did some research. This wheel is perfect for my chin baby. She has plenty of room to stretch when running. My chin came in a small cage and I question if it ever had an exercise wheel. We upgraded her to a much bigger cage and this wheel arrived about a week later. She ran and wore herself out so much that she was falling asleep on her side. It's amazing how quickly she can pick up speed. Sometimes I hear her running at night, but it's a lot quieter than I anticipated it would be. Well made and will last a long time, I'm sure!

Edit Added year later: Still going great on the first bearing it came with."

 blue chin spin in cage

"Not 100% silent, but pretty close!
Easy for rats to use, easy to mount, easy to clean. Pretty wide, so you can have two females walk together. This would be a bit small for jumbo males because their backs would arch more.
We had one skittish rat disliked the sound of her feet tinkling against the metal.
We had taught another rat to use it, and that rat eventually taught our skittish rat to use it without issue.
I'd definitely recommend this over a ball. Balls are never big enough, are unwieldy for the rat to control, and are like a prison because they can't get off when they please. This is much better and they seem to enjoy it."

chinchilla on exercise wheel

Customer Reviews

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Anne B.
Sooooo quiet

I wish we’d bought these for all 3 of our cages. We needed to buy a second wheel when we had to separate our chinnies who were no longer bonded. This was the quietest wheel we’ve ever had! Highly recommend this over other ones (including the saucer ones) that claim to be the quietest on the market!

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Rebecca S.
Chin spins

These wheels are the only ones I have found that have a wide enough running surface and are big enough to allow my chins to run freely without chance of hurting their back or falling off the wheel. I have 6 cages and I have a chin spin in each cage.

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Customer
Very well made chinchilla wheel

Your order might take a while, but trust me it’s worth it! The wheel I ordered is the perfect size for my chinchilla, and he loves using it. Customer service is also responsive and helpful.

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KANEICE C.
My chin loves hers!!!

It took her a couple days to finally use it but now that she knows she’s obsessed. She’ll go back & forth from a nap to running on her wheel lol. It’s not silent but the noise doesn’t bother us, it’s kinda like background noises from a fan. Application was easy & it’s sturdy. Did i forget to mention she got purple, it’s so cute.
If you want to get the colored keep in mind chinchillas bite everything so she chipped a little bit of color off.

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Linda M.
Quiet as a Chin

It is very quiet. I loved the video how to change bearings. I did order a set. To be able to fix things is wonderful. He loves it both in & on top too! So fun thank you.

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Donna
Chin Spin 15" Chinchilla Wheel

Extremely happy with this purchase! It's big enough that my chinchilla can run in it in proper form, I don't have to worry about her getting a toe caught anywhere and getting injured, and it's practically silent when she's using it. She loves it, and uses it way more than she did her previous wheel. It sucks I didn't know about it sooner (she's over 16 years old) but better late than never!

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Lorraine K.
Happy Chins!

2 very happy Chins are pleased with their new Wheel, thank you

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Denise M.
Best wheel for our Chin!

We bought a cheap plastic wheel first, not knowing whether she would use it or not, but she loved it and basically wore it out. By the time we ‘retired it’ we could not even hear the TV two rooms away when she was running because of the loud roar! We were also woken up multiple times during the night with it.This wheel was actually bigger than her 12” plastic wheel, but we adjusted the platforms in her cage to accommodate it. So happy when it finally delivered. She got used to it quickly and now we have a truly quiet wheel at night when she is most active. Everyone is happier with this one!

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Nashville M.
Love the Chin Spin

My Chinchilla Munch loves ❤️ his Chin Spin. Runs every night.

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Karen R.
Chin Spin

Frosty absolutely loves his new Chin Spin