Finally, An Affordable Hamster Wheel For Cats

July 14, 2014


Have an indoor cat? I do. Eleven of them. MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW. They're starting to drive me crazy. Indoor cats still need exercise, and the $200 One Fast Cat running wheel is the answer. Apparently it's not the first exercise wheel for cats (I'm as shocked as you are), it's just the first one that doesn't cost a fortune. My cats would never use it. They never play with any of the expensive things I buy them, but will spend hours batting around a crumpled McDonald's burger wrapper. Is it the smell of rubber cheese? Is it just to spite me? I bet it's just to spite me. You know how loud and long eleven cats can knock on a bedroom door while you're trying to make out with the first girl you've convinced to come home with you in two years? Loud as f***, and until she gathers all her things and leaves early.

Keep going for the Kickstarter video, but the project is already funded so contributing $200 gets you one

Thanks to Lonnie, who agrees they need to make a six-foot wide version so I can have all the cats in there at once.

  • Ron Lawrence

    Don't see these wheels anywhere for less than $249.

  • Closet Nerd

    I could get this for my fatass wife and maybe she would drop below the 400 mark.

    ....just sayin

  • JJtoob

    Interesting concept aside, never get a Bengal or a Savanna cat and later ponder on how to keep it active and not bored. That's not how you deal with such intelligent cats, they will hate you as was shown by the peeing all over the place and meowing like crazy. If you get such a cat, you do it with a plan ahead of time and you make sure they are always supervised, they are like genius kids, don't waste that intelligence, teach it something! I hate people who get pets as a centerpiece to their living room...

  • MustacheHam

    That's pretty clever. :D

  • nanCY

    Lav mic - PLEASE!!

  • Samantha Laddon

    I only counted 10 'MEOW's , did you kill the 11th one? Or just cut out his voice box?

  • Frédéric Purenne

    1:35 "We wanted it to be kinda of an art work. It can be put in the living room and not be an eyesore."

    So we definitely not have the same definition of eyesore... And I love the fact that the kickstarter has quadrupled their goal and still no one wants to lunch with the founder! XD This has to be the most ridiculous offer for a thousand bucks!

  • zin

    ...Or buy 6 of them & duct-tape them together.

  • My prediction:
    The cat will get bored and the 200 Dollar skateboardy-ring-thingy will dust a large space in your living room.

  • MustacheHam

    hmm...*rubs catnip on wheel*
    - 2 hours later -
    *looks around*
    "why is the wheel embedded in the wall?"

  • zin

    There needs to be some incentive for the cat to stick with it. Maybe put catnip all over it?

  • Guest

    sure, if you hate your cat. ever use a treadmill high?

  • zin

    Yes. It was fine. Ever climb a ladder high?

  • Sue Bourgeois

    Ok you have me sold on buying one. I need more details where to buy it?

  • Jonny Campbell

    Laser light will do it...

  • Hiro_Jose
  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Great article! Thanks!

  • zin

    That's cool & all but there's no mention of a control sample i.e. putting a wheel with no food or anything to lure critters to it. Perhaps those that returned even after the food was removed were running themselves to death in the hopes that they can get an easy meal to feed their babies with.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    You got it wrong, they weren't rewarded with food, they just put food nearby so the animals would come to that area following the smell and them they would find a hamster wheel around.

    Them they left it without any food for an entire year and the animals still come. In human terms it would be like putting a giant hamster wheel with free cheeseburgers nearby. People come, eat some and find a giant hamster wheel and start using it. Them they stop serving burgers and 60 years latter people still are using the giant hamster wheel.

    As someone who already used a giant hamster wheel I can say that it really is nice to run on those things, much better than a treadmill.

  • zin

    I understand, but if it were me I'd call it "The Cheeseburger Wheel" & come back every day hoping to find a cheeseburger there. When I find none I'll just derail the wheel & walk it home, maybe roll over some vehicles on the way.

    Yeah I was wondering if maybe something like this would be a cheaper option than a treadmill. & the bonus round is when you trip.

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