Pets Don’t Need Treadmills to Stay in Shape (3 cute videos)

Many of us get our much needed exercise by walking or running on a treadmill. But remember, our little animal friends need exercise too and they donít have the luxury of a treadmill. No matter.

Here are three unique alternatives: a slide below, a hamster flying saucer on page 2, and a giant doggie hamster ring on page 3.

Up the Down Slide

Itís all a matter of left brain thinking. Or is it right brain, I forget?

Anyway we think of a slide as something to go down. This calico kitten and her siblings have a different view. For them, a slide is something to go up. Well, sort of….

On page 2 watch two crazy hamsters spin their flying saucer….

Photo credit: Mikael Altemark

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Hamsters on a Flying Saucer

These two hamsters, Mojo and Jojo, get plenty of exercise on their flying saucer.

Sometimes they cooperate to make it go round faster; sometimes they go in opposite directions or even fall off. In any case, they seem to be having lots of fun.

A research study showed that hamsters with exercise wheels run five miles a night. Insatiable little guys.

On page 3 watch as Flash and his doggie buddies work a giant hamster-style wheel to get their treats

Photo credit: Miss Shari

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Dogs on a Hamster Wheel

Well, not a hamster wheel exactly. The same thing only much, much bigger.

We all know that our dogs need lots of exercise and we donít always feel like going outside to walk them or run them.

David Pier developed a clever answer. Itís a gigantic wheel called a “HoundRound” that delivers peanut butter or kibble but only when the dog makes it go round.

Talk about bribery. Watch how Flash and his doggie friends deal with it.

Photo Credit: HoundRound.com

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69 comments

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Cute. They seem to be having fun.

Hattie Wallace
Laverne Wallace5 years ago

That was so cute

karin m.
Karin M.5 years ago

Why did Cris go undercover? what happened?

George K.
George K.6 years ago

The two hamsters are so cute, short legs but moving fast

Barbara D.
Barbara D.6 years ago

Nice.

Monique D.
Mon D.6 years ago

How cute

SANDRA R.
SANDRA R.6 years ago

Very cute! Thank you Cris!!

Ruadh S.
Ruadha S.6 years ago

The HoundRound looks perfect for the Dog Whisperer! Work off all that energy on a young dog. Wish I could have one, my Lab would grasp the PB potential in a couple of minutes.

Barb F.
Barb F.6 years ago

cute videos, my feline kids are not inactive, play with one another, toys, climbing scratching posts and kitty furniture, but fans of excessive exercise, not the case, lol, the profile pic of my Lady Saffron gives her view on the thought. True fact, not overfed, simply of genetic predisposition to be larger feline kid

Eleanor P.
Eleanor P.6 years ago

wonder what sort of treat is in the giant hamster wheel that those dogs want so badly? Mine is soooo big that he could make it go in a few steps and then he would get fed up about not going anywhere! I think we will stick with walks for both our sakes! LOL!!!!