Cat Exercise Wheel
- Product Review (submitted on April 26, 2015):
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.