Cat Exercise Wheel

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There have been more and more tests showing that cats kept inside can become bored and develop cat depression and other psychological problems. These issues can present themselves in many ways such as destroying furniture or not using litter boxes. In field testing our cat wheel has proven to not only enhance the physical well-being of our cats but altered their disposition to be more relaxed and calm.

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A bored cat is an unhappy cat, and without a stimulating environment, cats—especially indoor cats—get bored quickly. That's why we created our One Fast Cat exercise wheel. The wheel gives cats a safe outlet for energy that would otherwise manifest in destructive or unwanted behaviors, like clawing at the furniture, racing through the halls, or harassing their humans. Being entirely cat-driven, the wheel needs no batteries or power source, and it can be used by the cat without any assistance. Some training will be required—cats do not have a natural instinct to run on a wheel—but once your cat learns how to use their new toy, they'll hop on it throughout the day, usually going for a quick sprint or two every few hours.

In addition to burning off excess energy, the wheel can help burn off extra calories, too. It may take a bit more time and dedication to get a chubby cat running on a regular basis, but once they do, you'll start to see them slim down into their more svelte selves. A One Fast Cat exercise wheel is an excellent tool for keeping your cat happy and healthy.

Our cat wheel design is more advanced than any before it:

  • Smart industrial design allows it to ship or retail in a very small box (34"x12"x12") & weight is: 24 lbs
  • This design also allows for it to be assembled extremely quickly for home use
  • Sturdy and lightweight for ease of moving it around
  • It is made of recycled plastics
  • Run surface is made from a closed-cell EVA  foam to prevent claws from catching and allowing cats to run naturally using their claws for safe footing
  • Can be cleaned by taking it outside and spraying it with a hose or wiped down with a wet towel
  • Open design so cats can enter from either side
  • NEW - Roller Blade Wheel Covers included free of charge!
  • 48" diameter wheel
  • 34" x 12" base


Before purchasing, please take a moment to confirm that the wheel will fit in your residence and that you have the time to train your cat to it. Most cats require 1-2 months of training before they will take to the wheel, and not all cats will use the wheel on their own. We cannot guarantee that your cat will use our wheel, but consistent training will help most learn to love it.

If you wish to make a return, please note that only an unused and unassembled wheel in the original box can be returned. Wheels are considered assembled once all pieces have been put together and the traction pads have been applied. There is a $50 restocking fee and return postage is not included.

If the wheel arrives with broken or defective parts, there is no need to return it. We offer replacement parts free of charge under our warranty, and all you need to do is send in a photo of the affected parts to receive replacements. If you opt to waive the warranty and return the wheel instead due to broken or defective parts, the standard return policy applies.

Unused wheels can be returned to us within 30 days. To return an unused wheel you will need to obtain an RMA from our contact us form. Wheels sent back without an RMA or in a box other than the original will not be accepted.

We reserve the right to deny refunds to any wheels sent back to us that do not meet the above conditions.


Additional Information:

Weight: 22 lbs

Height: 51 inches 

Width: 48 inches

Depth: 12 inches

Customer Reviews

Easy to assemble & 1st cat up and running already Review by Mac & Tiger
Seriously, I was amazed by how easy this went together & loved the cut spots on the shipping box to make it a fun cat house - cats love boxes but good idea for more fun ... back to the wheel. Mac the heavier of my 2 at first was just clawing like a scratch post then after a little encouragement he has begun a fast walk but looks like he is literally on board with this well made easy to assemble exercise wheel! Possibly might get another - thx! (Posted on 1/6/2019)
Better than most reviews made it out to be Review by Tig
I have a high energy Abysinnian/DSH mix and a medium energy DSH. I really wanted to buy this product but was worried by some of the criticisms on the reviews. I bit the bullet and bought the wheel anyway and I'm really happy I did. Installation was pretty simple as long as you follow the video instructions (the paper instructions were next to useless) and in the video the instructor gave some really good tips. You do have to muscle your way through the steps but it does work and the pieces do for together. My wheel runs very smoothly and is very stable. One criticism that I have with the design is with the foam mats, they are slightly narrower than the track. Also my cat does tend to snag his claw in the small gaps between each foam patch.

After reading reviews, I was kind of worried that it would take my cats a while (if ever) to get used to the wheel. But for my Aby mix, it clicked in less than 30 minutes. Both my cats are highly motivated by laser pointers, so to start them out, I simply played around the wheel for a while. I never forced them on the wheel and just let them experiment with putting one paw on and hopping over. I also would stabilize the wheel with my hand so they wouldn't scare off when they climbed on it. Only once their four paws were on the track then I would let go of the wheel slowly to get them used to the motion. To habituate cats to new things it does take a lot of time and patience. It will take daily positive reinforcement on the wheel for cats who aren't as bold and active as mine. (Posted on 9/30/2018)
5 stars! You should also get at least one planet. Review by Dominic
I wanted to indicate my great pleasure in receiving your cat exercise wheel. Its design is perfect and, though it takes a bit of effort, assembling it is easy if one follows the instructions. It is sturdy and very functional. The rubber hammer you provide is a very nice touch. Finally, the delivery was very quick!

I have several times considered building something like the wheel, but, thankfully, I never got to that point – and I never would have made anything so elegant.

Now I need smarter cats! Mine are walking around carrying little signs saying “We Are Not Hamsters!”, but they are Siamese and this is better than their usual vocal complaints! They are a little like their owner…in other words, they are stubborn but will eventually get it.

Thank you! It’s a great product at a fair price. I seldom write reviews, but felt I owed you this one.

(Posted on 8/28/2018)
Few tweeks an its perfect Review by Tibbeltons Mom
My kitty loved it even in the box. He knew his new toy was finally here. Assembly was a breeze, only down fall is ours has 2 1/2 in gaps in it so it makes it roll a bit wabbely. Doesn't stop him though he uses it several times a day even at night. If I would change anything else the bar on bottom could be made from thicker metal for sturdiness. We are making a new base for hours. Other then those 2 things it's a great buy (Posted on 6/15/2018)
Cat love the One Fast Cat Wheel Review by Ron
Easy assembly but be sure to watch the video, there's some very useful information that makes it very easy and fast to assemble. I placed the wheel in with 8 of our adult & juvenile cats...I was surprised that they all want to climb all over it right away. "Sunshine" got aboard and with only a few finger snaps, took off on the wheel. Now, every time I walk into the room "Sunshine" runs over to the wheel and takes off on it.
Check out the You Tube Video: the other cats will jump on with her but she dominates the wheel right now. With a teasing feather...she will take off and run at a faster speed. (Posted on 10/20/2016)
Bengal Cats LOVE it! Review by Heather
I recently purchased the One Fast Cat wheel for our two Bengal cats. They LOVE it! Definitely keeps them entertained and gives them something to take out some of their high strung energy. We have a 4 month old kitten who uses it on and off. We also have a 1.5 yr old who absolutely loves it! He uses it daily and sings when hes on it... you can hear him throughout the house!

The construction of the materials appears quite durable without being over engineered. The wheel covers were a good addition as they have already saved from some pinched paws when they both try to run on it (in opposite directions of course) and one inevitably falls off. The only suggestion would be to have the wheel covers more securely in place because if they shift, they bind a bit against the wheel as it turns... not the end of the world, just an annoying sound until you straighten them.

Other than that we have no complaints and the Bengal cats are very happy with their new toy! (Posted on 10/18/2016)
Really worth getting. Review by Karl
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. (Posted on 10/5/2016)
Best investment for our cat we've ever made! Review by Meg
Our torbie cat is now 8 years old and I wish I would have known about this product years ago. We bought the cat wheel about two months ago and cannot believe how much of a difference it has already made in our cat. She has always been kind of hyper and high strung and anxious, and often destructive and at times even aggressive. She's an indoor cat so we figured being indoors and her personality are the contributing factors, but even with cat videos, window perches, various toys, spending lots of time with her and on occasion trying "calming" natural remedies, nothing seemed to change her behavior, so we just accepted it. Then by some kind of luck I saw an ad for the cat wheel on another website and clicked on it. After reading about how it especially helps indoor cats, I decided to give it a shot. I must say the instructional videos and training videos are great, because that's all we needed to get it set up and start training her, however, it really didn't take much training. Before we knew it, she started getting on the wheel on her own at various times throughout the day, and now she absolutely loves it. She runs on the wheel on her own about every hour, and only for a short minute or two, but she does it throughout the day and night. Sometimes she slowly runs on it, and a few times she really gets it going, but again, she doesn't run on it for a long time but in short spurts but she does it almost every hour all day and night. We cannot believe how much she has changed since she started using the wheel. She has a much calmer demeanor, hasn't attacked either of us in weeks, is not destroying anything in the house, and seems very content. Just like the website says-a bored cat is an unhappy cat-and now we feel like all of these years she was acting out because she was bored and had pent up energy that the other toys and things we tried weren't helping with. This wheel has done wonders for our cat, and she has lost weight too-rather quickly. She looks like the muscular svelte kitty she's supposed to be. So we no longer feel guilty that our cat doesn't go outside to run around, and our cat seems much more calm and content, and we couldn't be happier that we purchased this wheel. Whomever came up with this product is a genius! We live in a very small place too but the wheel really doesn't take up a whole lot of room either, which we were nervous about when we bought it, so we are happy about that too. We highly recommend this product and are so glad we found it!
Made in the USA too :) (Posted on 10/1/2016)
My cat and I love this! It our playtime together. Review by Texbev
I just had to try this. Easy to put together, all snaps into place. I put it up in front of my TV in my bedroom. So I can watch TV, trying to encourage my cat to use it. Well, for the first two weeks, she sat on it, when I tried to move it back and forth she would put her paw on the floor to try to stop it from moving. I just patiently waited. 2 weeks later -OMG, I came home and she was so excited to show me that she figured this thing out herself. She jumped on it and ran 10 steps and jumped off. Her ears were pulled back like she was excited. then she did it over and over again - like 10 times that night. I never laughed so hard in my life. OMG - its our play time together, And my cat is 12 years old. I got her to exercise WOW! This just brightens my day. (Posted on 9/20/2016)
wonderful Review by Stephanie
my sphynx cat won't share other my cat .. i decide to buy other cat wheel.. let my cats so happy .. my cats didnt stop running wheeler 7/24 ...
thank you
stephanie (Posted on 9/19/2016)
Very Impressive Design Review by julia
I have been researching cat wheels for several years and even bought one once, for six hundred bucks. Sadly, the design was very poor and the wheel was not only ugly but weak from an engineered perspective, especially as my two cats are 16 & 18 lbs.
I live in an apartment and need my wheel to be aesthetically inoffensive as well as quiet and strong.
I was so pleased to find your design today. Extremely sensible pricing and a very nice design. From the reviews and the youtube videos, it seems to satisfy all my requirements.
Sadly, one of my cats passed away, but the other one was the main user of the old cat wheel and he effectively stress-tested it to destruction. I think I will be a customer of yours soon, and due to the low price I love the idea that I may be able to get Sebastien running again much sooner than I had hoped!
I have reviewed based on my good impression of the design and the excellent price point. The engineering will be subject to test of course. I'll be getting back to you! (Posted on 9/11/2016)
Just love it Review by Janet
I have three Bengals cats and as soon as it was put together mom was on and running the youngest was about two hours later and his older sister was a day later they run on it a lot every day and I love to watch them it's so funny to watch them. (Posted on 8/29/2016)
Giant, Expensive treat dispenser Review by Stacy
we've had the wheel almost 2 months now. Q-tip, our 3 year old large cat makes it very clear he doesn't want anything to do with it. He will chase a laser light or toy right up to the wheel then stop, sit and look away when the light or toy touches the wheel. He does watch Mrph, our smaller 4 year old cat walk on the wheel for a treat. For two months I've come home at night and given them treats when they interact with the wheel. At first it was when they would step onto the wheel, then when they made it move in any way. Mrph progressed from walking one rotation if I hold a treat just out of reach to finally this past weekend he progressed to leaping (truly running on the wheel) to chase the laser....twice. Q-tip, who we really bought it for because he has a tendency to overeat, is content to watch Mrph and hang around in the hopes we toss him a treat. Mrph runs to the wheel when I get home and stays on long enough to get 3-4 treats but usually he walks a little, stops and looks at me, waiting for his treat. Then he flops down and lays on it. He wants to please me so if I straddle the wheel and stand above him with encouraging words, he will keep walking while I pet and praise him and he purrs loud enough to trill like a Maine Coon (he is not a MC) If I move the wheel with my hands, he will dutifully walk like it's a treadmill but stops when I do. They don't see it as something to play on. But the box it came in? Well they just love the box! I cut out windows and laid it on its side with one end open and they played in and on the box until they crushed it.
I did watch the videos and trained them right but Q-tip just refuses to get on the wheel. If I pick him up and place him on it, he stays only if I give him a treat, then he's jumping away right after. That he is not afraid of it gives me hope but I did think they'd start to run on their own by now. This is not a design flaw, just my cat's flaws.
Downside: The black foam pads did not fit evenly on the wheel and I had to trim one piece to make then all fit. The pads are shredded just from the cats walking on it. If they ever decided to play in earnest on it, I'd need to replace the pads every month. I also wondered if I should have gotten the pads in green, a color most easily seen by cats, which have a limited color range of vision. (Posted on 8/22/2016)
Too fast cat Review by Gina
I have five indoor cats and we all live in about 1200 sq. ft. I set the wheel up and just left it in the living room for several weeks. Everyone became comfortable with its presence. I used a marble to attract the youngest cat, Prince Charming, to the wheel. Take a marble or small ball and hold it against the wheel about 2 ft. up. When you let it go, it will roll down and up the other side and continue to do this. Prince Charming was fascinated and tried to catch it as it went by. That got his paw on the wheel bed. We did this for several days. He'd chase the marble when he got it and go all around the wheel in the process. Eventually, he sat on the wheel. I praised him and stroked him. He works for that, not food or toys, though more toward toys, as shown in the video. Eventually he stood and took a few steps and the wheel turned. It took a while before he'd stand comfortably on the wheel bed. At that point, i placed my hand up the wheel in front of him and he tried to walk to get my hand, which caused the wheel to turn and he hurried faster, then stopped abruptly, placing his butt above his head! Now, he's at the point where he runs a bit, seemingly trying to get to the top of the wheel. I use my hand on the outside of the wheel to slightly brake it, so he doesn't end up upside down when he stops. He spent an entire session running to try to see what the little wheels were doing, as he noticed they were moving. He'd race and then reach to catch them. This caused him to stop when he caught up to them and he'd fall off sideways. He was undaunted.

I have two very heavy queens, aged 6 and 10 years. I am hoping to start them on the wheel, but it will have to be a very slow process. The other two cats, a normal-weight queen and tom, have not been interested. All of my cats are "rescue" cats, so there are some psychological problems which must be accommodated. I'll let you know if anything that might help others occurs with them and the wheel.
I must say it is a pleasant addition to the room, very aesthetically pleasing. I got the leopard print and it looks very nice. (Posted on 8/13/2016)
Mostly great Review by Kris
Two of my cats are obsessed with this and have been since about day 2. I'm still trying to coax the fat one onto it, but he's a pretty skeptical guy anyway. The wheel covers fall off very easily, and getting them back on is challenging with the location I have chosen (against a wall). But I'm certain I've gotten my money's worth already as the two most excitable cats use it the most and have calmed down considerably, allowing me to sleep at night. I love it and have already recommended to several friends. (Posted on 7/12/2016)
Love it ! Review by Kylee
The design is sleek and modern. By day one my cat was slowly walking in the wheel with some encouragement of treats. A few days later he was getting up there on his own. Now he runs on his wheel every morning and usually every night. The wheel makes minimal noise when running as well which is great. We keep it on a carpeted floor and it's still very study. Thank you for our awesome cat wheel one fast cat ! (Posted on 7/9/2016)
Cat Wheel = SO FANTASTIC!! Review by Rachael
First off, this wheel was very easy to assemble. Secondly, my Bengal LOVES it! I wasn't so sure the first few days I had it, as I'm sure other cat parents discovered. My cat would only approach it or get on it if I had food (the treat training method worked the best). However, as the days went on, he got used to it and by day 3 or 4, he was using it all by himself!
My roommate also has a cat; just your typical lazy house cat, and she WILL NOT have anything to do with this wheel. So I would recommend taking your cat's energy level into consideration before you drop some cash on this wheel.
This was the BEST purchase I have ever made for my cat! His attitude has improved, he doesn't pee all over the house because he's bored anymore, and he is much more snuggly at night! I would definitely recommend the ONE FAST CAT wheel if you have a high energy cat! (Posted on 6/28/2016)
Necessity for Cats especially Bengals Review by Connie
Have had the wheel for two days - my 8 lb 5 month old Bengal took to it immediately. What is excellent about the FastCat is that it takes a bit of effort for the cat to move it. Taj has an enormous amount of energy with giant cat trees and lots of toys and a puppy to work it off. The FastCat is not only going to help eliminate excess energy but will definately build muscles that would be difficult to develop without it. FastCat will make Taj's life much healthier and fulfilling - his life will be closer to what his genes are looking for. (Posted on 6/27/2016)
Still Trying Review by Cynthia
After having the wheel set up for a few weeks to get our two cats used to it, we were able to use the tips given in the videos to lure our female cat onto the wheel. She loved it and was taking well to it. The male cat was watching and I believe he was also ready to give it a whirl. However, one evening while the female cat was on the wheel, the body tipped a bit and came off the back base wheels. It scared her and unfortunately, we have not been able to get her back on it. Needless to say the male cat hasn't tried it either after that. We haven't given up and are hoping that our female cat will soon give it another try and show her "brother" how much fun it is. We're still trying... (Posted on 6/25/2016)
Not as seen in video Review by JANINE
Well, I would like to give this product a good grade but I cannot. Although assembly was easy my product had one broken tab, two of the pad were stuck together, and one pad wasn't even a full pad. On top of that when the rails were being tapped together two of the rail sections cracked. When assembly was completed I am not impressed. When watching the video the wheel turns so smoothly and with ease, mine does not turn as easily. I have ensured everything is flat and flush but it is not as smooth as the video. My cats do not like it. One thing I notices in one of the videos is that the wheel works best with food driven cats.; if I would have seen this when I research I would not have bought because neither of my cats are food driven. It is a shame my husband has thrown the box away already, I would have returned the product. I would not buy this product if I had to do again. (Posted on 6/20/2016)
Excellent way to engage your cat Review by Laurie
I have 16 indoor foster cats. This is a great way for them to get some additional exercise! The youngest have taken to it the quickest and I've used treats as a training tool. After all, who is not motivated by food? :-) I've looked around for a few years for something like this and even contemplated making my own, but when I found this website, I knew my search was over. This wheel is very well made and easy to put together. It is stable and I like the addition of the wheel covers as two of my cats will grab the outside of the wheel to really get it rolling. I am very pleased with this purchase! Thank you, One Fast Cat! (Posted on 6/13/2016)
Our Bengal boys love it! Review by Hoshi and Hanta's Mom
We have 2 Bengal cats. They're 6 year old brothers. They love walking and running in their wheel and can do so for hours. They will hop in and run on their own without my husband or I asking them to, but they really LOVE it when we sit next to the wheel and talk to them as they run. They purr with their tails straight up the whole time they're on the wheel. It really helps them get out their pent up energy and helps keep them out of trouble in the house. They like to climb curtains and jump on counters and knock breakables off shelves to play or get our attention. To be fair, we had a wheel for about 5 years from another company that really just started to wear out from use, so they were familiar with the concept of running in a wheel already. But, even though the design of this wheel is totally different from their previous, they took right to this wheel with minimal coaching. Took about 5-10 minutes to get them going in it, and most of that time was spent on the boys sniffing and investigating the new object. We were very impressed with the ease of assembly and I really like the leopard pattern tread. It matches our boys! We like the open "hoop" style as well. It's more interesting to look at and doesn't feel like a big black hole in our living room anymore. Much more airy! Highly recommend this wheel! (Posted on 6/9/2016)
Worth the "training" Review by Joe
Easy assembly. Addition of the rubber mallet was a brilliant idea. Also, I'm glad the wheel covers are now part of the kit. Afte about a week of training our cat, she goes on it and runs several times a day.
One thing...the 9th pad needed to be trimmed down about 2-3 inches to fit the track correctly
All in all, one of the best things I've ever gotten for my cat. Now if I can only get my 2nd cat trained to use the wheel...she's a bit heavy and pretty much a lay in the sun kitty. (Posted on 5/26/2016)
teddy is on the wheel 24/7 fastest bangle Cat around Review by Darryl
Can't wait to get Lilly on the wheel, she still milk her little one's which are five weeks old and they should start walking the wheel at 8 weeks old which is totally going to be fun watching them jump in and out. Super easy train in 5 minutes (Posted on 5/8/2016)
Cat loves this... Review by John
It was on the wheel soon as it was put together...and loves it.

Product is well constructed and easy to put together. A1 (Posted on 5/7/2016)
Excellent Product Review by Jendoof
My Blind Cat uses it Every morning for at least 10 minuets. Getting him to use it was really easy (hes treat motivated) and now he uses it in the morning when we are not awake to give him treats, the rumble is low and pleasant not a squeaky wheel. the assembly is a snap! everything snaps in place and in no time its up and running.
Thanks Fast Cat for giving us the best way to exercise by himself, looking forward to many years with it in my living room. (Posted on 5/1/2016)
It's Awesome Review by Elizabeth
I have two domestic shorthairs, ages 7 and 12, and they both LOVE the wheel. I trained them using treats, but now they don't even need them to use it. My younger cat randomly sprints on it...even in the middle of the night. It's hysterical. I highly recommend it! (Posted on 5/1/2016)
Easy to put together, cat loves it! Review by Gregory
So happy with this purchase! Easy to put together, my cat was on it the same night! Thank you!! (Posted on 4/29/2016)
Entertaining Review by Patti
I have 3 rescues and 2 of them are a bit chunky (19 & 20 lbs). The other is 9 lbs. The wheel is big and sturdy enough. My smallest cat is the one using it. It is taking time for me to get them on it. There is no place to attach a treat or mouse toy so rewarding them is difficult. I am hopeful they will eventually come to use it. They are always sniffing around it. Patience ...lots of patience ...I would definitely recommend this item . You will need a large space for it and I did need help putting it together. Is really is a nice product. (Posted on 4/29/2016)
They're Loving It !! Review by dijon132
I have 6 cats and 4 of the 6 use it, 2 all on their own several times a day and the others with help from a laser pointer. :) (Posted on 4/29/2016)
My Bengals love it! Review by Debra
My cats absolutely love the wheel. They are also 7 months old and even run on it together at times - until one spins off!
My smaller cat "Miles" is the one with energy to burn. I get on my tread mill and he gets on his wheel. I highly recommend this product. Assembly was done by myself and was very easy. (Posted on 4/17/2016)
Worth it! Review by Rachael
i know this cat wheel is meant for high energy cats, but i wanted to give it a shot with my high energy dog and low energy domestic short hair kitty, and it has been amazing! My female pomchi took to it very quickly (day !) and runs on it throughout the day to burn off energy (she's 10 pounds and about to be 2 years old) and my male kitty (14 lbs and 7 years old) loves it too. He is not on it as often as my dog, which was expected, but he isn't scared of it at all! The building of it couldn't have been easier, i did so myself without my husbands help! it was shipped and delivered instantly, and even though the website states it is best on hard wood, i have it on carpet and it still works great! The only con would be it isn't silent, but who cares! The sound that it makes when they are really going fast is still toned down (it's plastic on plastic, it was bound to have some sound!) But it lets us know when they are on it and that makes us happy. Amazing exercise for both of our fur babies on rainy days, and when we are at home. it worked best to use a laser toy to get them on in the first place. (Posted on 4/8/2016)
Jury is still out Review by Cris
I have three cats and thought this wheel would be ideal for them. I purchased it just over a month ago. I spend time with them and the wheel every day. My 5 yr. old, 12 lb. female watched/helped me assemble the wheel. I was amazed because she is the cautious one. She took to it and walks for about 10 seconds and then stops. Then she stretches and claws the foam padding. She loves the feel of it. Do not expect the foam padding to stay smooth or last. Just yesterday I heard the wheel going and discovered she was taking a 10 second stroll on her own. I am hoping she will walk on it for longer than 10 seconds at a time. My 15 lb. 8 yr. old cat is curious. He comes up to it and has stood on it and taken a step or two. I am hopeful. My third cat (17 lbs., long and lanky) and sibling of my female would not come near it for days. He comes closer now and has jumped through it, but not gotten on it. He watches his sister closely.

I had the wheel come off the track like another reviewer mentioned. I thought the cats bumped it, but my cats are long legged and long in length. If there is a suggestion for adjusting the tracks, it certainly would be good to know and should be included in the videos and set-up instructions.

So... it has been a month. One out of three cats is using it for about 10 seconds at a time a couple of times a day. I spend time each day with the cats and the wheel. The jury is still out on if the other two will use it and if the one using it will use more than it is being used now. (Posted on 4/1/2016)
Sturdy wheel, Wobbly on frame, Cats fear this Review by Kat
My cats are terrified of the wheel and even though I've tried all of the suggestions that the company sent, and used my own background working in the animal field extensively and training professionally in feline behavior, my cats won't use it. They aren't food or toy motivated cats. Even if I try to withhold food and use it motivationally, they will approach the wheel but that's it. I received the wheel in January and the best they'll do is eat off their food bowl on top of the wheel. If it would have worked for them, it would have been such a great use of money but unfortunately, it didn't work out for me. I think if it was less wobbly or had a little more resistance to it, they would not be so afraid of it.

This wheel is huge and while it's simple to put together, if you have limited grasp strength, it sucks. I ended up getting blood blisters trying to get everything to click into place correctly. Being that I live in an apartment, there's also only so much hammering I can do to the thing before my neighbors would complain. Also, the track pads didn't quite line up correctly but that could be my fault. By the time I got to that point, I was so frustrated that I tried to pull the waxy paper off all in one go instead of gradually like in the video. I've considered selling this and while I might have had a buyer, the trackpads look bad, especially after I attempted catnip as an incentive.

However, I am still giving 3 stars because I like that the wheel does not have spokes and I like that it's not electrical like a human treadmill or anything like that. It's also a mostly sturdy wheel once you manage to get it together.
One design flaw that could be addressed is that it does fall over at times. I wouldn't know if it falls over during cat use but when I've had company, if they bump into it, it falls over. I think that's another reason the cats fear it. No matter how much they make nice with it, as soon as it's upright and company comes over, they hear it crash at some point. While it would take away from the simple elegance, perhaps an option for a stability bar that could be installed to clamp loosely around the top or a square frame with sort of "external spokes" would give it more stability.

Another thing that could be nice would be drilling holes to allow for installing hooks around the edges for cats that are not motivated by anything. If I withhold food and place it on the treadmill, they will at least climb onto it. If I could get them to associate a ferris-wheel-like hook-able cup to the edges, that could provide incentive for them to learn independently. One of my cats is a 3-legged feral with trauma issues. So, while she is eager to play near and even on it, she is afraid of all humans and training has to be done from a distance. If she could see modeling or piece together mentally the point of the wheel, she might actually like it. These could all be accessories that are optional for exceptionally difficult cats like mine (given my background, I only adopt cats with major problems).

All of that said, it is well designed and executed for cats that are not so timid and who are energetic. This could be a wonderful thing for cat shelters, at least if it can be washed well enough to prevent disease transmission. If I were adopting a kitten, it would probably be a breeze to train them to love this. I suppose in some ways, it's sort of like with us humans; some of us hate the treadmill while some of us figure out a way to stay motivated to use it. I also appreciate the videos that they have on the site. I hope it works out better for others than it did for me. (Posted on 3/23/2016)
Excellent Investment Review by juliette
My 4 year old Bengal suddenly began marking around my house. My daughter told me she read about another Bengal owner who had the same problem and she bought the Cat Exercise Wheel which took care of the marking. Well, it worked for my Bengal also. He took to the wheel immediately and uses it many times throughout the day. Best investment I made to solve a problem which could have lead to several thousands of dollars lost and still no solution for marking. (Posted on 3/18/2016)
They love it! Review by David G.
We received our cat wheel about a month ago and it arrived in a very timely manner. One of our cats took to it immediately and needed no encouragement. She routinely runs on it everyday for fun. A couple weeks after having it another of our cats has now taken to it. She likes to sprint on it for a few seconds then get off of it but she clearly enjoys it. New task for us is to get the other two to like it as much.

I think it is a great product that was easy to assemble and made of quality materials. My only suggestion would be to possibly have some extra running pads as their claws tear into them quickly. I'll order more and possibly another wheel if I can get the other two on board! (Posted on 3/18/2016)
It takes time. Review by Anita
We have had our wheel for about a month and are still working on getting our Lucky Little Guy comfortable with standing on the wheel when it moves. This is definitely a "baby steps" process for us.
His first impulse when he saw it was to sit on top of it not inside (you could tell by the way he looked at it). That impulse vanished once he saw it move.
I would advised watching the assembly video more than once and especially right before you assemble it. I had watched it several days before the wheel arrived and thought I had it down. It will wobble and jump the track if the parts aren't all well connected (I missed securely snapping one piece in place). Once we had that fixed the wheel ran smoothly. The mallet was very useful in putting the second outer wheel on and having a second person for that last step is helpful as well.
While LLG is both food and toy motivated, he is a cautious cat. I am working with him about 5 minutes 1-2 times a day. So far he will chase the laser through the wheel but not on it. Yesterday we had a bit of a breakthrough. I have a training reward stick with a spoon with his favourite food attached to the end. (I made the stick after looking at a cat training book). He was able to sit with all four paws on the wheel and not jump off when it moved a little while he ate the food off the spoon. YAY!!
I will review the training video again in the next couple of days and resist the impulse to push him to meet my agenda.
I have sprayed catnip spray and Feliway on the wheel to help him accept it.
I will do an update in another month or as soon as he starts moving on the wheel.
It is a well made, well designed product and looks beautiful. (Posted on 3/11/2016)
Andddd they're off!!! Review by V
My Siamese cats love the wheel!! They hop on all the time and off they go!! (Posted on 3/11/2016)
2 happy Bengals Review by Rebecca
Easy to put together, especially since I watched video before it even showed up!
Our female Bengal, Sammy, started almost immediately, she had helped put it together so she was very interested in it. She now gets on for awhile and then because she performed so well demands some major love when she gets off. The male Bengal, Cooper watched for a couple weeks, then one morning I thought Sammy was walking on it and was Cooper! He gets on and strolls, no aides to get him to do it. I've taken several videos and posted on my FB and people love it! Very affordable, well worth it! The day we got this saw you now have the Bengal spots for runners, we will get those when these need a replacement! Happy Bengals! (Posted on 3/11/2016)
Slowly, but steadily Review by lynda
My indoor rescue cat watched me assemble the wheel. Then she avoided it. I would coax her on with treats and toys to no avail. Then I started feeding her on it, and realized her brush was my best bait ever! We're still walking, but I see her running on her own soon. Thank you! (Posted on 3/5/2016)
Excellent company and product Review by Colleen
My cat explored the wheel immediately and was walking on it the 2nd day. At this point, after a few weeks, he walks or runs several times a day, both with encouragement using treats or a toy, or just on his own. He uses it between once and about 6 times a day. Between the wheel and leash walking him, I no longer have to worry about the various things he could get into or accidents that could happen while roaming. It's well made and easy to put together. I love it! (Posted on 2/24/2016)
Awesome Review by Laura
I am super happy with the cat wheel the delivery time was a lot faster than anticipated. Was quick and easy to assemble. My lil fuzz all Chaz who is a 4 year old pure breed bengal kitty took to it very quickly and knew it was his. He is slowly starting to use it more and more likes to play on it when we are not looking so he most likely plays with it more than we think he does. Overall extremely satisfied with this product. (Posted on 2/22/2016)
Bengal loves it! Review by Nina
We have two bonded kittens from different litters: one turned into a tiny Siamese with no food issues and the other is a mischievous, spider-monkey Bengal with a gluttony problem. The Siamese is too skittish to really enjoy running on the wheel but when her brother plays she gets revved up too and plays with her mouse up on her cat tree. The video instructions said it would take a Bengal about a week to learn the wheel. Indeed, 7 days later he runs on the wheel for fun without prompting and he has lost his pudgy tummy over the month. At first he tried lazily reaching out his claws from nearby furniture to get the hand with the treat. We moved the wheel to the center of the room and used a long feather wand to save our skin. Now he particularly likes when we help spin the wheel so he can run even faster and meows at us when we get home so he can get a really good run... and we get exercise too. The favored treats are pill pockets because they can be broken into very small yet very smelly pieces. (Posted on 2/22/2016)
Great for exercise and bonding time! Review by Amy
We love our OneFastCat wheel! For us, it's not only great exercise for our cat, it's become a true bonding experience for us. We've only had the wheel for a couple weeks but I work with her on it every day. It takes patience and consistency but even the training is great for your cat.

My cat Zelda is young and active, and as an indoor-only cat she wasn't getting the exercise she needed and craved - even with a catio. But our cat exercise wheel changed all that and Zelda loves when we train together. I'm hoping one day she'll jump on without the coaxing of her favorite treat, but even if she doesn't, getting her to walk and run while I intice her with treats, is good for both of us.
(Posted on 2/20/2016)
Awesome for My Burmese Review by Edna
I had a wonderful cat that recently had to be put down because of heart disease and was worried about my other cat not getting any exercise. I saw a cat wheel that was about $500 and thought I would buy it when I moved into a house later in the year. Then I stumbled across this one and decided to buy it right away as it was more affordable. The delivery was quick as well as the setup since I watched the setup video beforehand. My burmese gets bored easily and was acting up. I put the wheel together as soon as it arrived, and she needed only a couple of treats to get her on it. She absolutely loves her wheel and will often get off it and rub against my leg to tell me she loves it and then get right back on. She builds up speed and endurance daily. I am so happy I purchased this wheel to give her a chance to exercise and hopefully spare her from heart disease. Thank you for making this affordable and exactly what I need. (Posted on 2/18/2016)
Fantastic !! Review by Brenda
This is the BEST wheel & exercise for a Bengal !! I have purchased 3 plus the leopard replacement pads..It was a snap to assemble (pun intended) It rolls smoothly, stays on its tracks and doesn't tip over. Our Bengals run run run day & night ! You get to see their stride & how graceful they are. My Ragdoll & Ragamuffin are not picking it up, they sit on it.. LOL seems to be a Bengal thing :) Its a must purchase for indoor cats & especially Bengal owners.... (Posted on 2/16/2016)
Easy to assemble Review by Steve
The wheel is well made, and easy to assemble.

I bought the wheel for my 10lb Manchester terrier puppy.
He happy to jump on the wheel and run for treats, see the attached video
He is less motivated to just run for fun.
But I have heard him get on it and walk for very short intervals.
(video unavailable) (Posted on 2/15/2016)
good exercise wheel- Review by sharon
just purchased a second wheel to reduce the fighting over the use of the wheel- have a Savannah Stella who is very possessive of the wheel since she got it. she is constantly exercising and broke one of the other types of wheels after 5 months, now with increased competition between Stella and my 7 year old Begal Maggie May who now want equal time on the wheel. It is a great stress reliever for the cats and no noise sothey can use it any time without bothering neighbors. (Posted on 2/12/2016)
wow Review by Sarah
Well, having put the wheel somewhere sensible, where it's easy to access it too Linnie just 10 minutes to figure out how to use it properly; only he insists on running one way, then turning round to run the other way. I think he thinks he's got somewhere and has to go back. The others are still deeply suspicious of it, but early days. And it's Linnie with all that surplus energy. (Posted on 2/10/2016)
WHAT A GREAT PRODUCT ! Review by Katherine
I got the wheel for 2 weeks now and my 2 kittens LOVE it ! It didn't took long to arrive and it was very easy to install (only 15 min.) My cats are both running on the wheel many times a day and you can see how big of a workout it is for them, they drink so much more water ! I would recomend it to every cat owners, it is really worth the price. A bill at the vet for a heart issue would be alot more expensive than 250$ so see it as a long term investment, healthy cats are happy cats :) (Posted on 2/8/2016)
lovely piece of engineering Review by Sarah
Easy to put together - took us about half an hour for the two of us, though I could imagine swearing for a couple of hours on my own - and a beautiful piece of engineering. So far 2 of our 12 cats have examined it, Dora declared it made her seasick and proceeded to try to chase the laser dot from beside it, but Linnie has had a go and thinks he might like it. I'll update when we have had a chance for more of them to find it and have a go... I know it can take a while! [and we didn't put it up right away as we had flu].
(Posted on 2/6/2016)
Great product! Review by Kristen
My Burmese cat loves this wheel! The first couple days, she was a little skittish about getting on it, but we worked with her for about a week. Now she gets on the wheel on her own whenever she feels the need to burn off energy late at night or when we aren't home during the day. The price is much more reasonable than some of the other cat wheels I looked at. The instructional video was very helpful in assembling the wheel. Thanks One Fast Cat! (Posted on 1/13/2016)
Works great, much needed for a bengal! Review by Ruel
My 1.5 year old bengal, Rex, loves it. He was never trained to use a wheel before but after minutes he was running like no tomorrow. The wheel has freed up our time, we don't have to play with him as often as we use to since he is exerting a lot of energy on the wheel. His temperament is noticeably better, I just wish we had purchased the wheel earlier, we definitely recommend it! (Posted on 1/11/2016)
Hey humans, look what I can do! Review by Lulu's adopted human mom
My little Lulu is not quite a year old and being house bound during the long Alaska winter led us to buy the One Fast Cat wheel and she loves it. Any time someone comes over she's walking on it as if to show off. Only if I want her to run does she need some convincing with a toy target. Often I can hear her walking on the wheel in the middle of the night by herself. Great Product Guys! (Posted on 1/11/2016)
for large cats Review by Kathy
Heavier than expected; it will take a larger cat to get the wheel to move easily - my 6-pounders have to be halfway up the circle before it starts to roll. (Posted on 1/10/2016)
For larger cats the wheel adjustment should be part of the assembly video. Review by Shelly
I have 2 Turkish Vans who are 14 pounds and still growing. They both took to the wheel right away. Three days after assembling the wheel I was gone for most of the day and when I arrived home the wheel was off the tracks. I didn't think much of it as my boys play rough and I assumed they had crashed into it while chasing each other.. The next morning while getting ready for work I heard that one of them was using the wheel and then I heard it stop abruptly with an unusual sound. I went to investigate and saw that the wheel was off the tracks again so I contacted one fast track with this issue. They had me adjust the wheels and it hasn't come off the track since. The suggestion I would make is that for cat owners with larger cats this should be made part of the assembly video as I would have made the adjustment prior to introducing it to my boys, one of which will no longer use it (my have scared him while I was away). (Posted on 1/7/2016)
Would recommend for sure. Review by Carolle
I love this wheel. My 3 Savannahs took to it right away. Easy to put together, good quality and reasonably priced. My Savannahs spend hours on it.

Thank You (Posted on 12/29/2015)
One Fast Cat "Good Wheel" Review by CHRISTOPHE
I received the wheel in France, on time and very well packed .
Easy to assembly as a toy for children. As per shown on the video , my cat quickly understood how to use the wheel. the only problem I'm facing is that my cat sharpens its claws on the strip inside the Wheel.
Anyway this is a very good product, very well designed. Congratulations !.
(Posted on 12/28/2015)
Easy to Assemble & Cats Love It Review by DebMN
I ordered this in August a week before I picked up my second Bengal kitten from the breeder. I let it sit in a box until yesterday. The kitten is now 6 months old and has recovered from being spayed (her sister is 11 months old) so I decided it was time to put it together.

The assembly was quick. Once I had it set up, the cats were walking around it trying to see what it was about. I grabbed the laser and the youngest one was trying to go after the light right away. After a few attempts of getting used to the wheel moving under her, she started running trying to get the laser. The older cat is a bit more skittish and I think she'll come around but it will take longer. I think seeing her sister on it will help.

This morning, the little one was meowing by the wheel - she was looking for the laser. I went and stood by her but didn't get the laser. Eventually, she got on and started going by herself without the laser! Not even 24 hours after setting up the wheel! As I am typing this, I can hear her on it as well. Now if we can get her older sister to take a turn.

I can't believe how easy it was to get her to use it - I was prepared for a long period of training. I may have that ahead of me for the older one but it really is easy. (Posted on 12/13/2015)
Good buy Review by Amanda
Overall I would have to say that my cats LOVE this wheel. I think it's a good idea. When it was up and running, it changed their dispositions, there was no fighting, and they weren't up all night running around like mad men. I also had little to no issue training my cats to use the wheel. However, I do feel that there should be a much better, in depth tutorial video on building the wheel. If you don't put it together, it's loud, wobbles, and then jumps off the track- which is my current issue. I feel that this could have been avoided with a more informative instruction video. However, the customer service center for the company is very good at responding to, and helping fix my issues, and then sent me replacement parts when I cracked it trying to re-align the outer pieces. I appreciate this very much, as do my cats.
4 stars definitely earned. The cat wheel is a great product! (Posted on 12/10/2015)
Well worth the price! Review by Chris
My cat, Connor, is the primary user of the wheel. He seems to think of it as his own personal toy! He doesn't even need encouragement to use it...he'll go for a run whenever the urge hits him. He did manage to derail it once by trying to start it too high (he jumped toward the top to get it moving), but it still didn't fall over. Very stable! He also had it going so fast at one point, that I wasn't sure he would be able to slow it under control, but he did! :) One of my other cats, Ingram, has decided to start having a go at the wheel, also! All in all, a great product that I would recommend to anyone with high energy cats! (Posted on 12/8/2015)
Best decision ever!! Review by Jennifer
We have a Bengal, and she meows a lot because she loves to play - when we saw the cat wheel I figured it would be a good way to release some of her energy! She took a little coaxing in the beginning, but figured it out on her own as soon as we left her...Now if she's not running on it, you can find her hanging out on it, or beside it - she's in love, and now meows so we come and watch run and cheer her on...she's also trimmed up!! Best idea ever, besides getting our kitten of course ;) (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Great buy! Review by kathleen
My cats love it!! Not only is it fun for them, its a great stress reliever. (Posted on 11/5/2015)
Good. Review by Lonna
I like the cat wheel. I have had it now for a month. It was pretty easy to put together despite the head of the mallet coming off several times. As you mentioned in your video the wheel does wobble a bit, and I have had some problems with the covers on the edge popping off, but other than that, it is working fine. My cat, Thomasina, is not really interested in it. I began "walking" her on it, then bought some treats to entice her, but not with much luck. It was only a couple of days ago that she got on it by herself and ran a couple of seconds. She is very small, only 7 pounds and I think it was a little heavy for her to turn, though she has, at this time, gotten on about 3 times a few seconds each time. I am still holding out hope that she will take to it and enjoy it. Got my fingers crossed.
Lonna (Posted on 11/4/2015)
Good product Review by Christian
Very good product and especially silent, my cat likes it but it is not wide enough for two cats

you can see them in action : (Posted on 10/14/2015)
Great product but messy Review by Barb
It took about 3 weeks for us to train our 2 cats to use the wheel. We moved from a larger house to a small 2-bedroom apartment and wanted something to get them exercise without letting them outside with the coyotes & traffic. They will now run on the wheel when they are hungry, and sometimes just because. Overall we are pleased with this product and it works as advertised and does what we wanted. My only complaint is that one of our cats likes to use the traction pads as a scratching surface, so we end up with little bits of traction pads all over the floor. Within 2 days of vacuuming these bits are to the point where a fastidious person would need to vacuum again. I'm really hoping the replacement pads are more durable. Both are cats still have claws so I'm not sure if the little bits are due to them running as well, or solely from the one that scratches. (Posted on 9/25/2015)
Cats love the wheel Review by Connie
I love this wheel, and so do my bengals!!! There was no training required. They just seem to know what it's for. I have another wheel that we purchased that is heavy. This one is great, although the insert for traction could be made out of a better product. All in all, a great toy for your cat!!!... Will upload a video
DANCINDOTS BENGALS (Posted on 9/23/2015)
A must for Bengals! Review by Georgetta
I've had my wheel for about seven months now and my 2 bengals use it ALL the time! I also have 2 siamese but they show no interest in it. As long as you follow the video, putting it together was a breeze and the pads are still in good shape with just little puncture holes from their claws. I'm ordering some new ones just because They didn't have the green when I first ordered. My only issue is that I have a basement apartment and the noise the wheel causes is heard downstairs quite loudly. Have to lay it down at night. Any advice how to make it quieter would be appreciated! Other than that, I love this wheel! Waited a long time for an affordable one and this is it!! (Posted on 9/19/2015)
Amazing! Review by Izzi
We got out beautiful New bangle on the 10the of September! Our little lady started using as soon as we walked in the door, the breeder we had gotten her from has many in her house and just raved about the cat wheel so we figured we would invest in one before she even got here! Best money ever spent other than getting our kitten! Thank you so much! (Posted on 9/16/2015)
Excellent Review by Bucephale bengal
Approximate Translation:
I am very happy with my one fast cat wheel. All my cats love it. It is easy to assemble and very light, easy to clean. Its took me 2 minutes to show my cat has to use it. I would love it more if it were wider or a double wheel, so that my Bengals can run two at a time without loosing footing. But otherwise I am fully satisfied. The shipping is very fast and I recommend it to all. Many videos were put on my page "bucephalebengal breeding". We will order more.

Original (French):
Je suis très heureuse de ma one fast cat wheel. Mes chats l'adore tous. Elle est plutôt facile a assembler et très légère, facile a nettoyer. Sa ma pris 2 minutes pour montrer a mon chat à l'utiliser ils adorent.recommandation j'aurais aimer qu'elle soi plus large ou qu'une roue double soi offerte afin que mes bengal puisse en faire en duo ou sans perdre pied. Mais sinon je suis pleinement satisfaite. Le shipping est très rapide et je la recommande a tous. Plusieurs video ont été mis sur ma page d'élevage bucephalebengal. Nous en commanderons d'autres ces certains. (Posted on 9/5/2015)
Très bon achat Review by Karine
Approximate Translation:
I love my exercise wheel. My cat is starting to get used to it. I use his favorite toys to encourage him to run. I was disappointed by the pads to stick to the bottom but I replaced them and now all is well.

Original (French):
J'adore ma roue d'exercice. Mon chat commence à s'y habituer. J'utilise ses jouets favoris pour l'encourager a courir. J'ai été déçue par les pads à coller au fond mais je les ai remplacés et maintenant tout va bien. (Posted on 9/1/2015)
FINALLY an affordable cat wheel! Review by Deborah
I've wanted a cat wheel since I first saw the one that our Bengal's breeder had. They've simply been way too expensive until now! I had watched your assembly video before my wheel arrived and it made assembly a snap. No problems at all! Our Bengal and two Cornish Rex cats are all highly food motivated so I used what we jokingly refer to as 'Kitty Crack', aka freeze dried chicken. The Bengal & one Rex both got on the wheel and walked a bit the first day. By the second day, the Bengal got on by herself and started walking. I've not been able to get the third cat to do anything but sit in the wheel. No matter... She's a tiny but active 5 pounder. The Bengal was the one I really wanted this for, and she jumps on several times a day and takes a stroll while commenting on whatever it is that seems to be on her mind. I haven't seen her run yet, but I'm sure she'll get around to it when she's darn good and ready. So glad we bought this!!! (Posted on 9/1/2015)
Excellent Product Review by Motoconcho
Ordered via international shipping (finally available!) and received on time!
Easy assembly and great assistance via chat/web for fine tuning.
My Bengal cat immediately start using the wheel with very little training (just gave her something to catch) and she run like hell! (very much like a cheetah at full speed, it's a joy to watch, film and watch again in slow motion!).
My other cat is a British ad he uses the wheel like a hammock :-), need to train him!
4 stars instead of 5 because the pads deteriorate pretty quick when cats starts using claws on them, will need to order a replacement soon.
The wheel i also pleasant to view and I placed it in the middle of my living room (looks like a modern art sculpture).
It would be fun to see accessories lie odometer/speedometer (i think they could easily plugged in contact with the roller blade wheels)
Recommended! (Posted on 8/17/2015)
My savannah loves it Review by Michele
It is the best thing ever he is constantly running on, sometimes both my savannahs run on it. I only wish it was much more stable as it has come off the wheels when they really get it running (Posted on 8/15/2015)
Looks good. Review by Jackie
Although the wheel looks stunning in 4-year old Mindy's room, I have been unable to motivate her to even step onto the wheel! Using the training videos I have found that she is neither food nor toy-motivated! I can only hope that eventually she will step on it if it sits there long enough. She definitely needs the exercise, as she's a bit overweight.

The assembly was a bear. I couldn't get the gaps out. Eventually my sister's boyfriend had to complete it.

At least it looks good! (Posted on 7/25/2015)
Well worth it Review by Rebecca
Assembly was incredibly easy - I watched the instructional videos the day before I got the wheel, and then was able to assemble it in about 20 minutes with the help of a friend. No problems there.
It did take a bit before my cat took to the wheel - at first she was uncomfortable with the 'the floor is moving' concept, but she got used to it within a week. Then for weeks I thought she would only ever use it when I bribed her with treats, but just recently she started using it on her own! So, don't give up right away, just give them time to adjust.
Now my very energetic cat has a way to burn off steam and will leave my lazy cat alone - win-win situation. The lazy cat never took to the wheel, but I didn't get it for her.
Only complaint is that if my cat really starts running at her top speed, the wheel comes off the tracks. But I think its because she runs at an angle a bit, the weirdo. The wheel is sturdy for her usual pace. (Posted on 7/11/2015)
I love it! Review by Fran
I found the wheel easy to assemble - the videos were of great help! I have several cats and two in particular took to the wheel very quickly. Some of the others just go for a stroll on the wheel, while Stella and Wisp run as fast as they can go. I love seeing them use the cat wheel and they seem to love getting extra exercise on it. (Posted on 6/29/2015)
Summary Review by Patti
I have found the the large wheel on the base is quite hard to get going for my cats. It doesn't move easily. It would take full out running by a large cat to get it going. My 2 smaller cats can't get it going at all. I did get it for my large cat for exercise. He is not terribly interested just now. With the nice summer weather he is only interested in going outside to the catio. I will try to push him more to use it once fall/winter comes. (Posted on 6/28/2015)
Great Product, Needs Tweaks Review by Matthew
First of all, I was one of the initial orders so some things may have changed.

First, the parts that need improvement: The product came packed in a way which damaged several (3-5, I forget) of the track pads as well as indentations on the wheels. The wheel indentation seems to have gone away, and all damage was caused by the underside of the track being presses against it. Since then, the tracks came off some (the ones which were creased) and the wheels are becoming worn. There is white wheel dust against the inside of the track which demonstrates rubbing, and this has caused additional friction on the wheel movement.

Now for the good stuff... While I had hoped the exercise wheel would get my overweight Bengal running, he won't get on the thing at all. I underestimated his timidity and overly sensitive temperament. His skinny brother though? All about it. He sprints on the thing, tail all bushy. I even had to put the wheel in the garage so he could run until he was happy without the noise at night. Now when I go near it he jumps on, meows, and starts sprinting. He loves to show off, but the occasional treat may be part of it too...

Overall, I really like the product and it has been a great conversation piece... Almost an instillation art piece for when my friends are over. I'll keep working on the fat one. He will run eventually. (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Both Bengals love the wheel Review by Shelly
Bella took to the wheel right away with help from a laser light. Oswald was only 8 weeks old and could not move the wheel. He is now 13 weeks old and double in size. Yesterday he jumped on the wheel and ran flat out! Shocked the heck out of me. He is a much faster runner than Bella. I would could Bella a Stroller! LOL. She just likes to walk. I put the wheel beside the door-wall so the can see outside when they walk. Both cats love the wheel. It was very easy to put together. Did it myself in 20 minutes. (Posted on 6/22/2015)
A happy purchase Review by Naomi
i find it easy to take a few minutes, a few times a day to sit with her and use a yummy treat to get her to run. But, after two weeks, she does not use it without a lure. I'm hopeful that this may change, even slightly. I don't give her any treats unless she runs a few rotations, so I am trying to link the wheel and treats as inseparable for her and this takes time. Assembly was easy, especially the second time! I put the running boards too close and had to reassemble. All in all, I am very pleased with the one fastest wheel! (Posted on 6/21/2015)
The best money I've ever spent! Review by Susan
We have two cats, one-year-old, a brother and sister named Grover and Josie. Grover was getting a little porky, so I figured with them being indoor cats, I would give "One Fast Cat" a try. It was easily assembled from the video. Then we started to train Grover with a toy. He got on the wheel and started going! What amazed us was the next day when he got on all by himself and started going! Here's what blew us away, Josie, Grover's tiny, petite sister, started going on the wheel without even being trained! And she goes so fast! Faster than Grover. She is obsessed with the wheel. I can hear her using it in the middle of the night! This wheel is so cool and effective for cat exercise. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (Posted on 6/21/2015)
Awesome Review by Tania
We have a cat boarding facility and the cats love the wheel, there are a few that will even get on the wheel themselves and get it working (Posted on 6/15/2015)
My cat already lost 1lb Review by Jennifer
My cat loves the wheel. It took him a while to get the idea of it - probably about a month. He is 6 years old and we weren't sure if he was going to use it because for a while all he would do is lie down and get comfy on it! We used treats and a lazer pointer to train him as people have done, and also showed him how to do it by sitting beside the wheel and "walking" on it with our hands to get it moving - as if we're going for a walk with him. It took a while for him to realize that he can move it on his own but got the hang of it and slowly got comfortable running faster. Now he loves it and always wants us to do it with him - as soon as we come into the room he'll jump onto the wheel and start meowing! He uses it on his own as well but seems to view it as something fun we do together. He purrs like crazy. He is at a much healthier weight now after using it for only a couple of months.

No complaints. The only thing we found strange was the instructions made a big deal about how you have to leave a gap between the pads when you are putting them on, which we did but then when we got to the end there was an extra pad. So we could have put them on with no gaps and then just cut the last one to size. (Posted on 6/13/2015)
An Engineering Marvel Review by Jacob
I bought One Fast Cat Exercise Wheel because it fit my budget, it was compact, light weight and seemed to be well designed. $250 is an excellent price point considering that all of the other options out there don't come close and that making one of these wheels yourself for less money is not trivial. The wheel is very easy to assemble (easier than Ikea furniture) and actually fun.

As the wheel is constructed from many small, repeating parts, my expectations for perfect roundness and symmetry were modest at best. When I first tested the wheel (by hand, of course) I noticed that the imperfections in the geometry of the assembled wheel caused some minor oscillations that destabilized the wheel. This was in no means an issue for me. Just something I noticed. The only problem I encountered was that unless the skate wheels were perfectly aligned, the wheel would rub on the sidewalls of the wheel and cause friction and the wheel would not work efficiently. I was able to solve this issue through making small adjustments in the alignment of the base. Perhaps in the second generation model One Fast Cat will include a system for tuning the skate wheel alignment. Judging form how well engineered this wheel is currently, I don't think this will be a problem for the designer.

Overall, I am quite satisfied with my purchase and my Bengal kitten, Nimbus, loves his wheel. Nice work One Fast Cat! (Posted on 6/7/2015)
Cat uses it every day Review by Joseph
I had always wanted a cat wheel for my cats, but never could bring myself to buy one because of the over the top prices. One Fast Cat came out with an affordable version that was in the price range where even if my cats didn't like it I felt like it was worth the risk.

I've had it since February 2015 and my black cat has used it every day since I got it. My Maine Coon has never set foot on it which is actually a good thing because it's nice for my Black cat to have something that's his own, (the Maine Coon like to take over and make everything hers) I never expected the wheel to be this big of a success with my cat, and it looks like from all the Facebook videos of cats enjoying the wheel, that it's pretty universal. (Posted on 5/13/2015)
This is a superb product at a great price Review by Charles (froghair)
My cats love this product, they run on it so fast that when they stop they turn a flip by going up the other side. Its like a cats cardio workout, with the only problem I have is only 1 on it at a time. I have 32 rescused cats, maybe in the future you could make a wider version for multiple cats. I have 1 that runs so fast that you can't hardly see her front feet and her back feet look like they are hopping. In closing I give this product 10 stars out of 5. EXCELLENT PRODUCT Thank You (Posted on 5/3/2015)
Great Purchase! Review by Jennifer
I was a kickstarter backer. Even though I had to wait several months longer than expected, it definitely was worth the wait. We have our wheel on a hardwood floor and is very stable. Our savannah cat is on it all the time, at all hours of the day. It was a great purchase and would definitely recommend it. (Posted on 5/1/2015)
Definitely Worth the Investment Review by Morgan
Once I had successfully assembled her One Fast Cat exercise wheel on Sunday afternoon (April 26th), my cat Cleopatra (Cleo) was intrigued, but still not quite sure what to do with it, no matter how many treats or different toys were used to entice her. Besides having put two paws on the exercise wheel the day it was assembled and set up, the most she would do afterwards was to sit on it for short periods three days in a row. However knowing not to pressure her about it and to be patient as well as understanding, I was confident that she would eventually take to it, given the time to do so. It also proved to be very important to continue engaging and playing with her without the focus being on the exercise wheel as well.

After being enticed by a different toy yesterday morning (Thursday), Cleo was amazing herself with what it was like to saunter and run, almost effortlessly, on her exercise wheel for the first time and was enjoying herself quite a bit. Taking breaks here and there, she would return to the wheel for yet another jaunt. She had even nearly broke out in almost a full gallop at one point, but decided not to overdo it all at once. There were also times when she was not really focused on the toy any longer either, so I would pull it away and only bring it back when it helped her to refocus.

What was the toy?: Had simply cut a short piece from an overstretched belt cord off an old pair of sweatpants. Like most cats, she took to it rather easily of course, most likely due to the novelty of it. It was either that or, if need be, I was tempted to purchase a laser cat toy.

This morning I awoke just prior to 4:00 AM (ET) and soon after Cleo could be overheard using the exercise wheel on her own, sauntering off and on for brief spurts and taking short breaks in between. This continued for a time after I arose from bed as well. She was no longer as interested in the cord as much, at least not this morning, save for when playing with it independent of the wheel.

Suffice it to say that, while keeping in mind about how careful and proper assembly of it is a most essential element of course, both Cleo and myself are extremely satisfied with the One Fast Cat exercise wheel and therefore we highly recommend it to other cats and their human caretakers.

It is most definitely worth the investment made in its acquisition. (Posted on 5/1/2015)
Bengal Entertainment Review by Melanie
I bought the wheel crossing my fingers and hoping that it wouldn't be a waste of money. To my satisfaction, my cat took less than a day to get used to it and begin using it on his own without any incentive. Granted, he still runs faster with incentive (toys as he doesn't care at all about lasers for some reason). He IS a Bengal though so he had a higher chance of accepting it than most cats.

Assembling the wheel was work, but manageable. I am 5'1" and weigh 95lbs and was able to do it (with some huffing, puffing, and sweating) by myself. A rubber mallet would have been useful, but I was too eager to put it together to take the time to go to the store and get tools.

The wheel is definitely more stable on hard flooring compared to carpet, but I have mine set on carpet and it is only a little wobbly when my cat is running on it (he's pretty large; 17 pounds all muscle).

The assembly video was wonderful and I wish every product came with video instructions like that. Much easier to follow than paper instructions. (Posted on 4/30/2015)
Finally got my wheel to Hawai'i :D Review by Aaron
I've been waiting for them to partner up with Amazon... now they are :D.
Ordered on the 23rd, arrived on the 27th. It came in it's orignial box, inside a cardboard box, inside another cardbaord... very well protected. I'd say it took 25 minutes to assemble, plus 10 minutes to stick on the running pads. Afterwards I gave it all a once over with my mallet just to make sure everything was good.

A couple things worth mentioning. My base has the slightest wobble which I had to correct with a slightly thicker floor pad on one of the corners.
Just by looking at the wheels I can tell in time they will need to replaced, also including a 6mm allen wrench if/when you need to adjust/remove the wheels would be nice.
Lastly, the assembly video on youtube says when applying the sticky traction pads, to, "leave a bit of a space." I did this, looking back I wish I'd ignored what she said, I had quite a bit of left over material... (Posted on 4/28/2015)
EXCELLENT. This is a great product for indoor cats Review by Kathy
This wheel is amazing . I have been looking for something like this for my indoor cats that was affordable. I am SO happy to have found this, The wheel was extremely easy to assemble and training is going very well. I would highly recommend this to anyone with indoor cats. (Posted on 4/27/2015)
Good product Review by Yvonne
Our cat seems to enjoy the wheel - if we put her on it she will go for a walk and even break into a gallop on occasion. But she is not on it all the time nor does she go on it voluntarily. If we hold a toy high on the wheel, she will try to catch it by running on the wheel which is quite funny. She is only a 6.5 pounds, 8 months old Tonkinese - some might say she is still a kitten so she is not heavy enough to make the wheel start easily. Once the wheel is moving, she has no issue keeping up or speeding up. Another factor is the wheel width - I think the wheel is too narrow. If it was 4 to 6 inches wider it would allow for distraction without the cat falling off the wheel! Sammy has fallen off the wheel a few times because she is running then she wants to look at us watching her run and bamm! She is an indoor cat, but we do "walk" her on a leash around the property. She is very fast and reachs the limit of the leash 100% of the time when she decides to take off. Indoors she is a rocket and has a "route" in the house she covers near full speed. I mention this becaue she is far from being a lethargic cat and seems to REALLY like running at full speed so we thought she would be basically on the wheel all the time, which is not the case, YET! Also, our wheel came with Blue pvc pads - every pad had dozens of small to large air bubbles between the glue and the pad. We applied one pad thinking that we could pop the bubbles by pressing the pad. The bubbles cannot be popped once you stick the pad on the wheel - we had to pull it out (not easy without deforming the pad!) then use a sharp hobby knife to cut the adhesive on *ALL* bubbles. We still did not get a very smooth surface as the cut adhesive film now blobs up here and there and you can feel it with your hands after the foam is in place ( you can see it too ). It is not a big deal for the cat, but just not the quality I was expecting. Last item, our wheel came with black silicone wheels - it looks like a downgrade from the transparent ones I see on the videos. Some manufacturing cost trimming ? Not sure - time will tell! For now, I think it is a good product and the fact that the cat is not in love with it is not a fault in the product but just a personality trait of the cat - Sammy could careless about her cat tree for the first 3 months and now she on it everyday. I think with time she will be on the wheel more often and on her own :-) (Posted on 4/27/2015)
Love the wheel, but not as easy to assemble Review by Lyubov
I received the wheel 4 days ago and I'm proud to say that one of my 3 cats started using it on her own for the first time earlier today. The second cat would use the pads as a scratching post and sleep on the wheel, The most stubborn third cat is starting to show interest in the wheel because she sees the first one constantly using it. I'm rather proud of my kitties after only 4 days, and very hopeful that soon they all will be using the wheel on their own.

I'm giving it 4.5 starts because of the assembly. It wasn't difficult, but it was frustrating even after watching the recommended video. I had to walk away several times and take a break because I could not either put a part on, or remove the part when I accidentally put it in the wrong place. Get armed with lots of patience, otherwise you might break some tiny plastic part. My other problem was with the pads. I followed the directions and left a little bit of space between each one, and when I came to the last one I had about 2-3 inches extra left that I had to cut away. I didn't realize that I will have that excess, so I thought I did something wrong. I didn't, so anyone who is reading this review, please watch for extra pad length. I simply cut it away with scissors.

Also, if you have to lift up the pad for any reason, frequently the sticky stuff will stay on the wheel and not come off with the pad. When I thought I did something wrong, I attempted to re-position couple of pads and that was definitely a big mistake. Don't do it! Try to get it right the first time. Thankfully, One Fast Cat now offers replacement pads, so I can replace the ones that are bubbling up now.

Overall, I'm very happy with the wheel and I highly recommend it to anyone who has indoor cats. Just watch out for the mistakes I've made, and try not to make them yourself. (Posted on 4/26/2015)
My cat loves the wheel Review by melina
I purchased teh cat wheel for mainly 2 of my four cats, 1 with behaviour issues, and 1 that is overweight. The overweight cat has not had much to do with the wheel but the cat with behavior issues jumps on the wheel several times and did so without too much training. I got my wheel through nthe kickstarter campaign and because it is great we purchsed one for my sister who not only has her own cats but fosters cats too. Hopefully the wheel will be fun for all of them.
I would recommend to everyone looking for good cat entertainment and exercise.
It was very simple to put together and there are loads of videos to help if you get stuck :)
(Posted on 4/25/2015)
Very good Review by Marlene
I Received the cat wheel within 5 days and assembled it in about an hour and am still trying to train 2 timid cats but I think I had a breakthrough with one of them as she took a few steps by herself when I wasn't giving her a treat but jumped off when it moved. With a few more treats, I think she'll get used to it and then the other one will follow her lead. (Posted on 4/25/2015)
Excellent product Review by Maria
The Wheel was a snap to put together. It took us about a 1/2 an hour from start to finish and my two bengals were on it in a flash. My older bengal loves to walk on it and my younger guy likes to run full speed. We haven't had any issues with it coming off the track or tipping over. For the price, plus the free shipping, buying this wheel was a no brainer, especially when you look at the prices of the other wheels on the market. This product does exactly what it claims to do ... gives your cat another outlet for their energy at an excellant price. I am definitely going to need replacement pads in the near future ! Thank you One Fast Cat !!! (Posted on 4/25/2015)
Cat has really taken to it an uses it every day Review by Christine
My cat was a little suspicious of the wheel at first. She's 2 years old and has never seen one. She wasn't so sure about the ground moving under her. With some treats, patience and encouragement, she got use to it in about 2 weeks. She now hops on the wheel to take quick runs throughout the day and will chase her favorite toy at a fast pace. I've even caught her taking a nap in it once, LOL. The wheel is really well built and easy to put together. I did it in about 20 minutes using a hammer with a tennis ball placed over the top. I would defiantly recommend. (Posted on 4/25/2015)
Easy to Put Together, Easy to Train Review by Cheryl
The wheel itself is great. It was easy to put together (took me 30 minutes), and it's not hard to move it since it doesn't weigh much. It's not the most beautiful thing (but neither are the cat trees in my living room). Training for me has been slower, my cats (6 and 10) were very nervous of it, but both had been on it and taken a couple steps within the first few days. We're a few weeks in and they'll both jog a little if you have a treat. Occasionally the 6-year-old will walk on it alone to see if she can spontaneously generate treats. Unfortunately my lazy cats give up quickly and wouldn't dare try running. I'm not sure it will help the one cat lose weight since she'll only do it for treats. (Posted on 4/25/2015)
Great Purchase Review by Joan
The wheel was very easy to put together and turns very smoothly. I have a bunch of young cats who can't go outside, so I'm glad I found this wheel for them at such a reasonable price. They've just started learning to run on the wheel. Two of them have the hang of it, and will run for treats. The others are watching and learning. We're trying to get some video. (Posted on 4/24/2015)
Great Product Review by Amanda
It was a bit difficult to put together, I used a rubber mallet but got super frustrated but the actual track pieces on. I finally figured out my mistake and bam I have an amazing toy/exercise products for my 2 bengals. Within the first 5 minutes my 18 week old was having a blast! Totally worth the money! (Posted on 4/24/2015)
Good but needs some refinement.... Review by Madeline
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. (Posted on 4/24/2015)
fantastic product! Review by Mandi M
i love this wheel! I have a very high energy orange baby, and it's difficult to find something that will help him burn it off without destroying things in the house. Since we got the wheel he has taken right to it, and mastered wearing himself out on it. There have been a lot less destroyed items in our home, and a much happier kitty to have around! He loves it, and uses it several times a day. It was so beyond worth the investment. (Posted on 4/22/2015)
Love this product Review by Bonnie
We have had our wheel about two months now and three of my six cats love it. My Sphynx uses it ten to fifteen times a day. Sometimes he justs walks but most of the time he runs like something is after him. Best purchase I have ever made for my cats. Thank you, One Fast Cat. (Posted on 4/22/2015)
Great Product!! Review by Lor
I love this wheel! Took me under 15 minutes to build! It runs great, and it's on carpet ! Never has run off track ever! All of my cats enjoy it..Definitely a great buy!!! (Posted on 4/22/2015)
....AWESOME! Review by OMAR
Putting the exercise wheel together was super easy. Thank you for the videos- they really helped out! My cat loves the wheel and started using it on her own immediately. I did run into a snag with the wheel falling off the base but it was quickly fixed by watching the troubleshooting video. If you just bought a wheel do yourself a huge favor and watch the quick videos! I had to take mine apart and reinstall because I didn't FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. Thanks One Fast Cat for an awesome product!!! I'm sharing with all my cat friends!! (Posted on 4/13/2015)
exceeded our expectations! Review by Matthew
We think the wheel is very well made, has a great price and the ease of set up was spot on.

We put our cat on the wheel the first day, on the second day he was getting on it by himself, and by the fourth day he had figured it out and was getting some great runs going. He gets on it multiple times a day (and at night), and really enjoys it. He uses it more often than we expected. (Posted on 3/16/2015)
Carpet treads a must have. Review by Christine
I received my wheel a little over a week ago and I couldn't be more pleased. There is one weak spot I corrected immediately. My cat has front claws and they kept getting stuck in the foam treads. I found the perfect solution with carpet treads on amazon for about 40 bucks and 8 inch wide carpet tape from Dean Flooring. Marsha took to the wheel with much enthusiasm immediately and I even heard her using by herself for the first time. An extra 100 bucks was well worth it. No more stuck claws. (Posted on 2/20/2015)
Good stuff Review by Kamal
Having tried a few other cat wheels in the past, I have found the One Fast Cat wheel to be the most sturdy and affordable design. My only request is to design a cat wheel that is twice as wide as this one to keep multiple cats happy. My EIGHTS cats fight over this wheel. (Posted on 2/17/2015)
A hit! Review by Arlene
By day two, four out of my seven cats were using the wheel--three of them on their own, without a laser or any other inducement (including one cat who's overweight). I would not have believed it! (Posted on 2/3/2015)
well worth the wait Review by shawna lenz
I was a kickstarter backer and while the wait to receive the wheel was long, it was worth it. I found the assembly to be a little harder than the video let on but it is pretty solid. I'm quite impressed with the quality of the wheel. Two of my four cats love the wheel. I used a laser pointer to entice them. Once they developed their running rhythm they started flying. It rolls smoothly on the wheels. There is no wobble. I have my wheel on a carpeted floor and its very stable. All in all, it is a great product at a fantastic price. (Posted on 1/25/2015)
can't wait Review by Kay
Super excited and can't wait to get my cat's wheel! My Bengak mix will love it I think (Posted on 9/5/2014)
Kitty Health! Review by Stephanie L
Congratulations - and much respect to you for keeping our Kitties HAPPY HEALTHY & FIT x x x (Posted on 8/12/2014)
2 Cat Home Review by George O
Can't wait to get ours. Sloop Cat and Bloo are going to love it! (Posted on 8/12/2014)
Vinny is (im)patiently waiting Review by John R
Vinny is driving me nuts. He keeps staring at his pretentious timepiece & marking off days on the calendar like a prisoner on RIKER'S Island. I keep telling him that patience is a virtue, but he's not buying it... nor is he renting. He wants his wheel, NOW... lolz! (Posted on 8/12/2014)
Improved Her Disposition Review by A
She (Danny) runs every day, multiple times a day. Everyone comments on how much it has improved her disposition in the house. (Posted on 8/12/2014)

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Danny Runs on the Wheel:

Assembling the Cat Exercise Wheel:

Sean assembles a Generation 4 cat wheel. This video is uncut to aide in the assembly of your cat's wheel. We updated the assembly video on 12/19/2016 to showcase design features in this product iteration.
Duration: 21 minutes 46 seconds.

Training Your Cat to the Exercise Wheel:

Amberlee shows us two methods of cat training: treat and toy training.
Duration: 13 minutes 6 seconds