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Cat Exercise Wheel Cheetah / Leopard - CANADA Only

Cat Exercise Wheel Cheetah / Leopard - CANADA Only

Product Review (submitted on April 30, 2019):
When i ordered this, Onyx was more interested in the box. Once assembled, we practiced daily for a few weeks - I put the wheel by a window, since I thought maybe Onyx would feel like he was chasing birds. He showed no interest in his wheel, even with treats. If I spun it, he stopped it. (Maybe he just didn't understand?) So I decided not to force it, and we both ignored the wheel for a few months.

Then I had my condo painted, and had to move the wheel. It was right up against the closet one night, and at 3am, I woke up to a strange sound: Onyx on his wheel!!! I was so excited, and we practiced the next day. He took right to it. Now, it's a regular occurrence for him between 3-5am.

I think the key (for Onyx, but maybe other cats too?) was having it as close to a wall as possible. Onyx will now happily get onto and off of his wheel; sometimes he walks, sometimes he runs. I'm so thrilled he's using it and that he really seems to enjoy it. It took time, but it was worth it. His play aggression is better on the days he runs on his wheel, too. That's a nice bonus!