Scurry Tethered Rat Wheel

Model 80860WB


A voluntary running wheel for tethered rats with all the features of the 80860B motorized wheel.


This Tethered Rat Activity Wheel features the same durable stainless steel and polycarbonate components as the 80860B Motorized Wheel, but is sold here without the motor assembly to simply monitor voluntary running in a tethered animal.  A motor unit may be added in the future. For voluntary studies the 86115 Scurry Universal Counter and 86100 Scurry Interface is all that is needed; however, keep in mind that the 86100M Motor Inteface is needed for motor control.  The former is less expensive especially for larger number of wheel, but would have to be replaced if a motor is added in the future.

The fold down side simplifies easy placement and removal of the tethered animal. The narrow side slot will accommodate a drug line or electrode cable connected to a standard swivel or commutator. A mounting bracket is included for the Soloman Instech Series 375 Support Arms and Swivels; however other arms could be adapted. The easily removed hopper and bottle holder is provided for ad lib access to both food and water. A stainless steel waste pan and polycarbonate water bottle with stainless steel sipper tube are included.


  • Overall Dimensions: 18.928” W x 17" H x 13.4” D (48.1 x 43.2 x 34.0 cm)
  • Wheel Diameter: 14.0" (35.56 cm)
  • Wheel Width (Internal): 4.3" (10.9 cm)
  • Run Distance: 1.10 meters/revolution


Required Accessories

Scurry Interface for Animal Activity
Scurry Interface for Animal Activity
Model 86100

Monitor up to 16 Activity Wheels or Triple Lickometers with a single USB port. All wheel/lickometer support is handled by the Interface without encumbering computer resources.

Scurry Activity Monitoring Software
Scurry Activity Monitoring Software
Model 86165

Scurry features streamlined, user-friendly electronics with integrated wheel and lick monitoring, programmable brakes with improved control and resolution, and a robust interface with secure data backup.

Scurry Rat Activity Counter
Scurry Rat Activity Counter
Model 86115

All in one I/R sensor/counter for Scurry Rat Activity Wheels.

Optional Accessories

Scurry Motor Interface for Animal Activity
Scurry Motor Interface for Animal Activity
Model 86100M

The Scurry Motor Interface features four Motor Control ports as well as four standard activity monitoring ports identical to Model 86100.

Scurry Motor for Tethered Rat Wheel
Scurry Motor for Tethered Rat Wheel
Model 80860MB

Use this kit to upgrade an 80860WB Voluntary Tethered Rat Activity Wheel to a Motorized wheel.

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