Hedgehogs do a considerable amount of exploring in the wild and the wheel helps provide the miles of exercise they require daily.
A wheel with a solid running surface is a must for a pet hedgehog’s habitat. Wheels with metal bars or mesh surfaces are difficult for them to use and sometimes get their legs and toes caught in.
Hedgehogs tend to not get off of their wheels to do their business, so you may need to clean the wheel daily. The best wheel options for hedgehogs are 10-14" in diameter and include the Comfort Wheel, Silent Spinner and Nutmeg Spinner Bucket Wheels.