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

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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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3:24PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

Cute. They seem to be having fun.

1:24PM PST on Jan 1, 2011

That was so cute

5:17PM PST on Dec 31, 2010

Why did Cris go undercover? what happened?

8:16PM PDT on Oct 12, 2010

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

1:37AM PDT on Sep 27, 2010


2:31PM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

How cute

2:07AM PDT on Sep 3, 2010

Very cute! Thank you Cris!!

9:38PM PDT on Sep 2, 2010

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.

4:02PM PDT on Sep 2, 2010

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

5:22AM PDT on Aug 31, 2010

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!!!!

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I've never taken (and nevert will take) an insurance for pets. Thank you for the other tips anyway.

Thanks for sharing.

Goes to show animals are much smarter then they are given credit for! Loved it! Thanks for sharing!


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