Cat Exercise Wheel
- Product Review (submitted on April 24, 2015):
I have two Bengal kittens, who like the wheel and are learning to use it. There are two design problems though. First, the wheel itself is heavy enough to do major damage to a little kitten if they were to get a limb caught in the front between the skateboard wheels and the big wheel. For this reason, I can only let one of them in the room at a time, or carefully supervise them when they use it. The kittens chase each other around, and try to jump on the wheel when the other is using it. Incidentally, I have a front loader washing machine in the same room with the door always open when not in use. The smaller kitten has figured out that if she gets into the drum, she can use it for a treadmill too.
The second flaw is really due to the plastic interlocking parts that aren't ideal for such a precision piece of equipment. Imperfections make a big difference, and I did have to work on it a bit and take some parts off to reduce wobbling. My floors are not exactly level, which doesn't help matter. I would like to see a bicycle spoke center hub that could be attached to the rim and used with a stationary stand. With a spoke system, the wheel imperfections would not matter, and a design like that could also be manufactured at a reasonable price. So I like the wheel, but see some room for improvement. Currently there is nothing better that you can buy for a reasonable price.