jill y.: How to Build a Cat Exercise Wheel, Part 1

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Keep your cat active and happy with the safe and durable Ferris Cat Exercise Wheel, the beautiful white cat wheel. Hidden track wheels keep their paws safe. New DELUXE wheelbase with max support! EVA stick-on padding lets them move with ease and comfort.
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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! DIY your own Cat Exercise WheelThe Exercise Wheel IKEA Cat Hackjill y.: How to Build a Cat Exercise Wheel, Part 1
A cat exercise wheel can easily be described as a giant hamster wheel. Acting much like a treadmill that spins under the kitty’s weight, this innovative pet care product has been getting cat owners talking, or at least watching the funny YouTube videos of cats using these wheels.A lot of cat owners are also too busy to interact with their cats and give them the daily exercise that they need. If your kitty is often seen lounging on the bed or couch while his toys are on the floor not being used, a feline exercise wheel might be a good solution because your pet can use it whenever he wants, and you don’t have to worry about scheduling in extra playtime to get your cat moving.Whether your kitty is overweight or obese and really needs to get active and in shape, or you simply want to make sure your cat continues to maintain a healthy weight, a cat exercise wheel could help. And if you have been finding it difficult to motivate your cat to move, he may actually enjoy hopping on the exercise wheel and running or walking at his own pace to get in a good workout while having fun.But in addition to having enough space in your home for a cat exercise wheel, you also need to have space in your budget because these products aren’t cheap. Depending upon which brand of cat wheel you purchase, and the retailer you use, you are likely to spend a few hundred dollars on this investment for your kitty.If you find that your cat is often bored or trying to get your attention so you can play with him, an exercise wheel might give him the chance to let that energy out at any time of the day or night. And you can even increase the level of fun by using a laser pointer to motivate your cat to run faster while on the wheel.One Fast Cat is an exercise wheel for cats. As you'd expect, it's very much like a hamster wheel except it's larger and has a soft surface rather than a rough or grated surface. The goal is to prevent house cats from getting bored and/or developing weight problems. The fun the owners can elicit from watching their cat run on an exercise wheel is just an added bonus.