Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:05 pm

Was just going through the old Fennec Yahoo groups photos and found this. Forgot all about that. I remembered someone asking if buying a cat wheel was a good idea and I kind of dismissed the idea at the time but didn't remember anyone actually made one. This excites me, lol. IT will work. Also assuming the bar spacing is 1 inch then that wheel is about the same size as mine.

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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby Ana » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:16 pm

Oooh I love that walking surface too! I wonder if there would be a pumice type surface that could
Be used to keep nails flat?
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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:42 pm

Hmm self adhesive sandpaper but I'm not sure how agreeable that would be to nonfurred feet. There is some real fine grit ones though so maybe.
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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby Ash » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:22 am

That's so great! :mrgreen: Your little girl has no excuse not to use it now!
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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:01 pm

Hope so. Starting young it shouldn't be too hard to teach, especially since they like running.

Dang I need this guy to make me one of these. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCGbYPgNWsw
Faster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9AZBnvzW7o

I get the basics though wheels like skate or roller blade on a rod with tubes around them and cut running tracks in the acrylic tube. I guess you'd heat an acrylic sheet to be able to bend it into a tube or maybe find a giant PVC tube instead.
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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby Ash » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:33 pm

Do you think a squirrel could learn to use an exercise wheel? I don't see any reason why not.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:22 pm

Yeah squirrels are super smart.
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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby Jackaroo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:56 am

This guy uses galvanized steel on the wheel, should be able to pick that up from some hardware store. http://imgur.com/gallery/jI7WE
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Re: Make your larger pet an exercise wheel

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:33 pm

Jackaroo wrote:This guy uses galvanized steel on the wheel, should be able to pick that up from some hardware store. http://imgur.com/gallery/jI7WE


Cool though he had special equipment to curve it. You might be able to find someone to do that for you though if you looked for a machine shop or something.

That automotive felt looks nice.


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