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House cats possess a natural hunting instinct, and this product helps them expend that pent up energy. It's an exercise wheel for cats!
House cats possess a natural hunting instinct, and this product helps them expend that pent up energy. It's an exercise wheel for cats!
1,816 backers pledged $344,911 to help bring this project to life.

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Notes for Assembly

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Hello everyone!

Many of our Kickstarter backers have started receiving their Cat Exercise Wheels, and we've gotten some great feedback so far. We are so excited to be watching your videos of training your cats to the wheel, and to see all the photos as well.

We have an update regarding attaching the EVA Foam traction pads: The pads should be spaced out by 1/8 of an inch between each pad. This is the same thickness as the edge of two nickels pressed together. The pads were cut just a little short, and when multiplied by 9 pads this turns into a 1" and 1/8 inch gap. We recommend sticking on the pads while using two nickels as a spacer between each pad.

We will be offering replacement pads on our website onefastcat.com in the current colors black, blue, green, and red. New colors and materials are also on the horizon, and we would love to get your feedback on the ideas. A handful of backers expressed interest in leopard print traction pads and possibly cork board. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section of this update! Replacement pads will be very inexpensive and should be available in March of this year.

Thank you!

One Fast Cat

Leave a 1/8 inch space between traction pads.
Leave a 1/8 inch space between traction pads.
This is how the 1/8 inch gap looks on the wheel.
This is how the 1/8 inch gap looks on the wheel.

We're Shipping!

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Hi Everyone,
As some of you have started to find out we have started shipping out the Cat Wheels. Yesterday was our first day shipping; we are planning on getting half of the wheels out this week. The other half we hope will ship out next week; we are still waiting for the ship called CSCL Winter to unload the other half of our replacement parts. Fortunately we had another ship called the Hyundai New York deliver parts quicker than the CSCL Winter, which was surprising since it left a few days after the CSCL Winter. We are now working incredibly hard on getting these Cat Wheels to you as soon as possible. We are opening every package and visually inspecting everything, which takes us time. Again we thank you for your Support, Patience, Trust and Loyalty in us and our project.

We do ask that everyone watch our How to Assemble the Cat Wheel video, it will only take 3 minutes of your time but it will make your assembly of the wheel much easier and will help to eliminate most all questions about assembling the wheel. Click the link below, or visit our website to watch the assembly instruction video.

http://youtu.be/5711utG9dYw

Good luck to everyone and thank you again. This project would not have been possible without your support. Please send us a video of your cat running on the wheel once you get them! We're working on a How to Train Your Cat video next week, which will focus on both treat driven and toy driven cats. We will post links when it's finished.

If you have a last minute shipping address change, please email us directly at support@onefastcat.com with the new address. If you change your address on Kickstarter and don't email us, we may miss the change and ship to the old address.

Sincerely,  

Sean Farley and the One Fast Cat team

FedEx picking up the first batch of wheels on 1/13.
FedEx picking up the first batch of wheels on 1/13.

January Updates

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Hi guys, we wanted to let you know that the container with the replacement parts is on its way to LA Harbor, and is right off the coast of Huntington Beach at the time of this update. We will send you a shipping tracking link when your cat's Exercise Wheel is shipped. Here is the link to track the ship on the way to harbor:

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:120.2144/centery:36.00183/zoom:8/mmsi:477117400/shipid:685761

Please note Long Beach Harbor is very congested right now due to labor disputes which have been in the news recently: 

http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20141222/long-beach-harbor-commission-approves-measures-to-tackle-congestion-at-port

This congestion may slow down the container on its way to our warehouse in Camarillo. Once the ship docks and the container is off-loaded, we will schedule a truck to deliver the container to our warehouse. Our team will begin placing the good Side Track parts in the existing wheel boxes immediately, so that we can deliverer all the wheels as quickly as possible.

We also wanted to let you know that we're posting small bits of info over at our Facebook page for those of you looking for more frequent updates:

https://www.facebook.com/catexercisewheel 

If you have any questions or concerns with your wheel, please email us directly at support@onefastcat.com. We will get back to you as quickly as possible. As always, thank you for your patience!

Replacement Parts in Production

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Replacement parts are in production! We received a set of high quality replacement Side Track prototypes that don't display any warped side walls. We assembled a Cat Exercise Wheel using the replacements, and are happy to report the assembly was very easy (as it should be). We also noticed the wheel rolls much smother now, as the warped parts caused a bit of a wobble. An order has been placed for the replacement parts and we expect to receive the first container in mid December. We will begin delivering wheels to our customers and backers as soon as the parts arrive.  

Here are a few photos of the wheel with the replacement parts:

This is what the Cat Exercise Wheel looks like without the traction pad.
This is what the Cat Exercise Wheel looks like without the traction pad.

Parts, Pallets, and Pictures

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We want to let all of our backers and followers know the status of our progress with the parts issue from the previous update. We spoke with our manufacturer and identified the problem with the mis-formed parts. Prototype replacement parts arrive at our office on Friday 10/24, and if they look good then all the replacements will ship from the manufacturer to us on 10/30 via ocean freight. This means we can begin delivering the wheels in mid to late November.

We haven't been idly waiting, though. We've just finished sorting all of the products onto pallets, and have removed the misshapen parts from all boxes. When the replacement Side Track parts arrive in November, we can slip them into boxes and quickly ship to all of our backers. Here are a few photos of the sorted products: 
Cat Wheels waiting for new parts in our California warehouse.
Cat Wheels waiting for new parts in our California warehouse.
Palletizing the cat wheels grants us quick access via forklift.
Palletizing the cat wheels grants us quick access via forklift.