So Cali has started using the wheel completely by herself, she has actually managed to get pretty fast in just the few hours that she's been using it. My male Siamese Marco will sit and watch Cali but hasn't made an effort to use it on his own yet (but it hasn't even been 24 hrs, so not too concerned obviously). As for Coco, she will hop onto it and walk a tiny bit then gets off, or will run onto the wheel and use it as a stepping stone to something else around it. If I hold a toy or treat above it though, they will all run. I am definitely happy with our investment!!!
Here's a picture of it all set up. Hoping to get some of the kitties on it later! (It was late evening when we brought it in so didn't want the hassle of trying to find a spot for it then lol). We are thinking of ordering the black foam pads for it though, in order for it to match our living room color scheme
Hoping I can get some more pics today for everyone! We went out and bought a laser pointer yesterday (we've had about 20 but our toddler likes to play with them and hide them all. Still can't find his hiding spot LOL) and started to use it on the exercise wheel for the kitties. All 3 of them now will run full speed in order to try and catch the laser. Big improvement considering 2 days ago, cali was the only one to use it without treats or prompting. And now that they've been using the wheel to run and catch the laser, all 3 of them are using it by themselves now which is absolutely amazing! A few days ago only 1 of them would use it without prompting and now they are all using it multiple times per hour. So happy with our purchase!!!