Pet shop toys
By Barry Fox The Alliance Pet Supply Company of Hong Kong is patenting a “pet’s bicycle” that can only move when the owner is there to keep an eye on it (GB 2 324 235). The bike’s front wheel is made like a hamster’s treadwheel. When it is in contact with the ground it pushes the bike in whatever direction the pet is peddling. Flicking a lever lifts the front wheel of the bike up off the ground so that it no longer runs along—allowing the pet to exercise in safety.