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post #1 of 29
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I truly am kicking myself for not buying one of these years ago. The bengals are absolutely insane about this wheel.

I'm going to have to call Jean Mill, the founder of the bengal breed and question her about the possibilty that she used hamsters in the early bengal breedings.

You can't tell from most of these pics, except the first one, but these guys fight and fuss over who gets to use the wheel.

I may have to put a lock on it when they get too obnoxious with each other.

The kicker is...I didn't have to show or teach them how to use it....Impact and Titan were naturals and the rest of them watched and learned from them.
I just sat back and snapped the pictures and enjoyed the show.

Kenya tries to outrun Penny and eject her(she failed...lol)


Impact thinks this thing is exclusively his, he really does hog it


Titan rarely runs on the wheel, he strolls casually while chirping his approval


Penny is a speed freak on the wheel, I need to video tape her


Coco is still a light weight, she trots along and is working on her speed
post #2 of 29
Wow, I wish I had one of those! I think Bayley would LOVE it!
Great photos & beautiful bengals!
post #3 of 29
oh my god!they are the most beautiful bengals-royal bengals!!Im getting a baby one in 8 weeks time.how jealous i am.great wheel will have to find
post #4 of 29
Have you thought about hooking that thing up so it can generate electricity?
post #5 of 29
so is that rubber treading? where did you get this? stoli would LOVE it
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Have you thought about hooking that thing up so it can generate electricity?
My thoughts exactly!
post #7 of 29
lol well i guess that does answer the question if they would use it or not.
I was thinking monday if you had gotten it yet.

great pics, how about that video next !!!!!
post #8 of 29
Wow, they look as though they love it!!! It's amazing that they knew exactly what to do with it and have straight away gone nuts

In the second photo, is that Penny on the ground closest to the wheel? She is sooooo gorgeous, I am so in love with her. Gingersmom better watch out, I may try and outbid her

Can't WAIT to see videos!
post #9 of 29
Wow I have never seen anything like that for anything bigger than a mouse. How exciting to watch them.. and look how much fun they are having!
post #10 of 29
This is absolutely awesome! Wow, first of all the cats are gorgeous and it's lots of fun to see them together and then that wheel! who would have thought they'd be so keen on it.

Congratulations
post #11 of 29
Oh they do love it as well don't they, it's brilliant Nial!

I love that one of them all as if their waiting their turn
post #12 of 29
wow that is just the thing, I was wondering if it had arrived and how things where going with it, but well, its worth every penny
post #13 of 29
I can't wait to see the video!

The pictures are wonderful!
post #14 of 29
Wow!! I could have them going all day on that thing! Where did you get that? Does it make a lot of noise when it spins?
post #15 of 29
Got to get me one of these Nial!!! Thanks for the idea!!!

BTW any pics of your awesome cat tree???
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
I truly am kicking myself for not buying one of these years ago. The bengals are absolutely insane about this wheel.

Penny is a speed freak on the wheel, I need to video tape her
Oh, man! Penny's going to want ME to buy one of these, too, but they just aren't in the budget at the moment!

She'll have to settle for playing kitty speedway with Ginger and Ferris. At least they can run a complete circle through my apartment instead of running a back and forth relay!

6 weeks from TODAY I take her home!!!
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Wow, they look as though they love it!!! It's amazing that they knew exactly what to do with it and have straight away gone nuts

In the second photo, is that Penny on the ground closest to the wheel? She is sooooo gorgeous, I am so in love with her. Gingersmom better watch out, I may try and outbid her

Can't WAIT to see videos!
HEY!

I already paid for my round trip flight and everything! I guess you'll have to fight me for her.

You can be her TCS Auntie, if you would like. I'm sure she'd love it if you send her cards and presents.
post #18 of 29
great pics!! me thinks you might need to invest in another one! and Jan has a great idea there
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
Impact thinks this thing is exclusively his, he really does hog it

Impact is GORGEOUS!
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
Oh, man! Penny's going to want ME to buy one of these, too, but they just aren't in the budget at the moment!
you know i was thinking about you after i saw those pics
maybe y ou can get her a treadmill
post #21 of 29
omg they are SO funny!!!
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
HEY!

I already paid for my round trip flight and everything! I guess you'll have to fight me for her.

You can be her TCS Auntie, if you would like. I'm sure she'd love it if you send her cards and presents.
Yay I'd love to be her TCS Aunt! My husband would kill me if I brought another kitty home anyway. I did show him these pics last night and he agreed that Bengals are gorgeous, and Penny is just beautiful
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Have you thought about hooking that thing up so it can generate electricity?
Actually that thought crossed my mind. Would it be cruel to require them to work for their meals? lol.

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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
so is that rubber treading? where did you get this? stoli would LOVE it
Yep, it's actually sandal soles material. Got the wheel from Pacific Northwest Imports. They deal in stone walkways and so forth...the wheels are a sideline thing.

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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
lol well i guess that does answer the question if they would use it or not.
I was thinking monday if you had gotten it yet.

great pics, how about that video next !!!!!
I'm telling you, these guys barely let me finish assembling it before they were on it. Now I have to slow it down because I'm worried one of them will get hurt. Bengals are maniacal daredevils and while one has got the wheel going at top speed, another will try to jump on..... That has been resulting in some crashes that make me cringe. They are learning though, to take turns.

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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Wow, they look as though they love it!!! It's amazing that they knew exactly what to do with it and have straight away gone nuts

In the second photo, is that Penny on the ground closest to the wheel? She is sooooo gorgeous, I am so in love with her. Gingersmom better watch out, I may try and outbid her

Can't WAIT to see videos!
Yep, that's Penny. As of today, April 13th, she and her son Impact, go for tandem runs on the wheel. I'm for sure going to video that....It's amazing how they run in sync.

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Originally Posted by Jenny1124 View Post
Wow I have never seen anything like that for anything bigger than a mouse. How exciting to watch them.. and look how much fun they are having!
You have no idea....they are in love with this wheel. I had to kick Titan off the other day because he looked like he was losing weight from walking on it. lol...I swear he was on that thing for an hour.

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Originally Posted by Siggav View Post
This is absolutely awesome! Wow, first of all the cats are gorgeous and it's lots of fun to see them together and then that wheel! who would have thought they'd be so keen on it.

Congratulations
Thank-you! I had no idea they'd enjoy it this much. I've been skeptical for years about getting one of these.

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Originally Posted by chromodactyl View Post
oh my god!they are the most beautiful bengals-royal bengals!!Im getting a baby one in 8 weeks time.how jealous i am.great wheel will have to find
Thank-you! Congrats on your new bengal!

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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Wow, I wish I had one of those! I think Bayley would LOVE it!
Great photos & beautiful bengals!
I bet he would. I think all active cats would enjoy this.

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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Oh they do love it as well don't they, it's brilliant Nial!

I love that one of them all as if their waiting their turn
Ha! They are still learning the "wait your turn" concept. They've found that latching onto a moving wheel is skill that takes lots of practice.

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Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
wow that is just the thing, I was wondering if it had arrived and how things where going with it, but well, its worth every penny
Yep, I don't regret a cent that was involved in it's purchase. Well worth it.

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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I can't wait to see the video!

The pictures are wonderful!
I'm working on the video thing. I'm waiting for a bit, until they have all mastered it. Right now Impact and Penny are the speed demons and they can get that wheel flying in seconds.

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Originally Posted by JellyBella View Post
Wow!! I could have them going all day on that thing! Where did you get that? Does it make a lot of noise when it spins?
It is completely silent when it spins, but the cats running on the tread makes noise. The fast they go the more noise it makes.

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Originally Posted by Abymummy View Post
Got to get me one of these Nial!!! Thanks for the idea!!!

BTW any pics of your awesome cat tree???
You DO need to get one. Your Abby's will go nuts! What cat tree? I have lots of those........which one are you referring to?

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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
Oh, man! Penny's going to want ME to buy one of these, too, but they just aren't in the budget at the moment!

She'll have to settle for playing kitty speedway with Ginger and Ferris. At least they can run a complete circle through my apartment instead of running a back and forth relay!

6 weeks from TODAY I take her home!!!
Let's see if I hook a generator up to the wheel to make electricity and then make Penny walk on the wheel all day long..........when you come to get her, you'll be rescuing her and she'll be forever grateful and a wheel for your place will be the last thing in the world she wants!

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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
great pics!! me thinks you might need to invest in another one! and Jan has a great idea there
I'm already thinking about getting another one. Put all these cats to work!

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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post

Impact is GORGEOUS!
Thank-you! I think he is too.

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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
omg they are SO funny!!!
I get a laugh out of them everyday.
post #24 of 29
Nial, I'm thinking it only makes sense to hook that thing up to a generator, especially if they love it that much!

And yes, please wear that girl out a little bit for me! I'm starting to feel like I'll be picking up an infant that is past its bedtime but got all riled up on sugar and excitement, LOL!!!

Starting to wonder if Ms. Penny is going to be hanging from my ceiling. Maybe I will HAVE to get a treadmill!

post #25 of 29
I have never seen anything like this - it is fabulous!!!! I cannot get over how gorgeous your kits are too

I am sooo tempted to get a wheel like this to try and persuade Ben to get some exercise before he balloons any more!!!!
post #26 of 29
Out of curiousity... (wait- curiousity kills the cat)umm. ok I am wondering (if you don't mind) How much does it cost for one of those? And where do you order it from? BTW: Your kitties are soooooo cute. I want one Maybe someday.
post #27 of 29
That is so cool, and what beauties your cats are, I just love their coloring..
post #28 of 29
Oh my gosh! Is that ever clever Nial !!!
Ya know...I`ll bet my Hubby could figure out a way to use one of our wagon wheels and make one!
Is the "walk" part a plastic or rubber? Is there a sheet of plexiglass just on the other side of the wheel ....or how does it keep the cat from falling into the spokes?
It goes without saying that all of your cats are just soooo BEAUTIFUL, Nial, BTW
Linda
post #29 of 29
aww your kitties are gorgeous. I think Miagi and Tiger would love a wheel like that.
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