Cat Exercise Wheel
- Product Review (submitted on October 5, 2016):
When I first heard of this I wondered if my cat would actually use this product. She can be finicky about new things for her. After all it took a month for her to start using the highest perch of her cat tree, and now she sleeps up there. This she took too much faster than that. I did need to coax her to walk on it at first by wedging the treats in the seams of the padding, but within a week, and after some great suggestions from the available help, she was walking after treats regularly.
During the second week she would associate the wheel with getting treats, so that time was dedicated to making her realize it was for exercise as well. The laser pointer was very helpful in getting her to use it. And at top speed also.
It's been a little over a month since I got it now, and while she still associates the wheel with treats, but she will go all out running on it at night. Sometimes during the day too.
I'm quite glad I got this, and for more than just my cat being less bored. My cat also has kidney disease, and her increase in activity means she is eating more food, and drinking more water. I am hopeful that this will help her overall health.
Assembly was as easy as the videos made it out to be, though the wheels on my base were a little too tight on the large wheel for it to spin nicely. Fortunately it just needed some adjustment to get it right.