How to Replace Broken Wheels on a Birdcage?


Birdcages are often very delicate and fragile. If you accidentally drop them or they get damaged somehow, you might want to consider replacing their wheels. How would you go about doing that? It shouldn’t be difficult to replace the wheels on a birdcage. In the previous article, we discussed how to put wheels on a birdcage. In this article, we will show you how to replace broken wheels on a birdcage. So, let’s get started!

Tools needed

  • A Phillips screwdriver
  • A pair of pliers
  • Some wire cutters
  • An adjustable wrench
  • A nut driver

how to Replace broken wheels on a birdcage? Process-

Step 1 – Remove the Wheel Cover

At first, you need to remove the cover from the wheel so that you can access the nuts. This is usually done by using a small flathead screwdriver. The screws holding the wheel cover in place should be removed as well.

Step 2 – Unscrew the Nuts

Unscrew the nuts

Once you have removed the cover, unscrew the nuts which hold the wheel in place. You may need to use an adjustable wrench for this step, or you can use your pliers to grab the nuts and pull them out. Alternatively, you could also use a nut driver to loosen the nuts.

Step 3 – Remove the Old Wheels

Remove the Old Wheels

After unscrewing the nuts, you need to remove them completely. Use your fingers to carefully pull out the old wheel.

Step 4 – Install the New Wheel

Now, install the new wheel onto the birdcage. Make sure that the wheel is properly aligned before tightening the nuts.

Step 5 – Tighten the Nuts

Tighten the Nuts

Finally, tighten the nuts on the wheel. They should not be too tight but just snug enough. Before tightening the nuts you need to make sure that the wheels are properly aligned in place. Otherwise, the wheels may cause broken.

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Step 6 – Clean up

Before putting the wheel back into position, make sure that there are no loose parts left behind. After the check, you need to clean up any debris that may remain.


  • Do not attempt this repair if you do not know what you’re doing.
  • Always wear safety glasses when working with tools.
  • Never work alone!
  • Keep all tools away from children and pets.
  • Avoid dropping anything heavy on top of the cage while it’s still attached to the wall.
  • Don’t forget to label everything with its name and model number.

Why need to replace old wheels on a bird cage?

The reason why you need to replace the wheel on your birdcage is that the wheel has worn down over time. As the wheel gets older, it becomes thinner and weaker. Eventually, the wheel will break off from the cage.

How long does it take to replace the wheel on my bird cage?

It depends on the type of wheel that you have. For example, a plastic wheel takes less than 10 minutes to replace. However, a metal wheel may require more time.

What are the different types of wheels available?

There are two main types of wheels: plastic and metal. Plastic wheels are easier to replace because they are lighter and cheaper. Metal wheels are heavier and costlier.

Do I need any special tool to replace the wheel on the bird cage?

No, you don’t need any special tool to do this job. All you need is a Phillips screwdriver, some wire cutters, an adjustable wrench, and a nut driver.

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Replacing wheels is an easy task. If you follow these steps correctly, you won’t face any problems. Remember to always read the instructions included with each product. We hope now you can easily replace your own birdcage wheels and enjoy watching birds again.

D. Silva
D. Silva

Hi there, I'm Erick, a bird enthusiast and the owner of this website. I'm passionate about all things avian, from identifying different species to observing their behavior and learning about their habitats. I hope my website can be a valuable resource for anyone who shares my love for these incredible creatures.

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