Cat Exercise Wheel
- Product Review (submitted on August 31, 2017):
I really did love it when I go tit. My high-energy siamese twins took it over and immediately claimed it as theirs - pushing other cats aside and running on it whenever anyone touched it. It was a great way to burn off 1-2 yr old teenage-kitty energy and prevent bullying. Plus, its incredibly adorable to hear them using it in the middle of the night or during a quiet day (and since they are siamese, they meow the whole time). They really do love it, and actually push eachother off to get to use it.
However.. after only a mont or two, one of the braces on one of the wheels broke. I didnt notice for several more weeks why it was harder to turn (I thought it needed WD40, and in applying that, was when I noticed the break). The wheel now sits crooked - the part connecting the wheel to the actual frame cracked and broken, unable to hold the weight of the wheel. The whole thing wobbles more, and catches, dragging on the crooked wheel, making it harder to turn. Its since discouraged my boys from running on it since it is now twice as hard to get moving. I will be ordering a replacement base (even though the wheels look like totally different models). Im just hoping the boys get back to using it once the replacement (another 50 bucks..) arrives, because theyre starting to take out their pent-up energy on other cats. The fact that theres a 10% off sale as Im buying the replacement part makes me feel a lil better, but ouch, Id love to be able to use this expensive item again, so 50 bucks to utilize a 200 purchase is worth it right now.