It turns out that an exercise treadmill wheel is a great exercise device not only for hamsters, but also for cats! Inventor Sean Farley and his team in California came up with a giant replica of the hamster wheel designed to entertain bored cats. The device lets our little feline friends spend their days exercising instead of just lying around the house.
Called One Fast Cat, the wheel helps the house cats use up their pent-up energy, which would normally be spent hunting. Exercising instead of lying around keeps the cat more lively and energetic all day long.
The creators explain on their website that:
In field testing our cat wheel has proven to not only enhance the physical well-being of our cat but altered her disposition to be more relaxed and calm.
Hamsters, rats, cats – they all use wheel treadmills to fight boredom and to exercise. Maybe we should too?