Within just a few days Sean Farley has absolutely smashed his Kickstarter goal, raising over ten times the amount for One Fast Cat – an exercise wheel for cats. With an increasing amount of us living in small city apartments with no outside area, Farley was inspired to create a product that helps our pets get their necessary daily exercise.
“The most important thing you can do to prevent boredom in your cat is to make sure their environment is stimulating. This means an environment with things to do – windows to look out of, things to watch, places to climb and safe toys to play with,” says Farley. “In nature cats would use their energy to hunt. That hunting requires short bursts of energy then they’d spend the rest of the time sleeping and grooming so they’ll be ready for the next hunt (grooming is important so prey won’t smell them coming). Without the need to hunt prey they need other outlets for that pent up energy… That’s why we came up with ‘One Fast Cat’ cat wheel.”
The wheel is 48 inches in diameter to protect the cat’s back and features a 10 inch running thread made from EVA foam, providing plenty of space for footing and preventing claws from catching. If you want to get your hands on one head over to the Kickstarter page and pledge $199 or more (approx. £115). Release is due for September, 2014.