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New Rattie Cage!

Post by Stina on Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:40 am

I spent today making a new rattie cage!

New Rattie Cage! by CSBeck, on Flickr
I bought the cabinet at Christmas Tree Shop for $80, replaced the back with a piece of hardboard I sprayed with vehicle enamel and indoor/outdoor spar urethane, sprayed the interior sides with the spar urethane, used silicone in all the edges (to keep urine from seeping around edges), siliconed on some vinyl floor trim as lips to keep bedding in, and replaced the glass with 1/2" hardware cloth Happy The hardware cloth doubles as ventilation and the ladder between levels

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Post by kawmice on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:16 am

Oh very nice!! Wish I was that talented! Lol
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Post by candycorn on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:57 am

Looks incredible! What morph of BP is that? Looks like a lesser or majove but its hard to tell in the photo! I have a normal, a pied, and an albino myself.
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Post by onceuponamousery on Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:54 am

Love it! I must have bad luck, I've always looked in that store for furniture to use for mice or ratties but when I looked they were really expensive. It looks really nice Happy

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Post by Love2read on Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:23 pm

Great job! It looks beautiful. Happy

Conveniently located too, lol!
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Post by bethmccallister on Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:32 pm

What spoiled brat rats! I want it!
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Re: New Rattie Cage!

Post by Stina on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:23 pm

Christine, it was actually really easy! Time consuming, but easy! just took all the pieces outside before I assembled it to spray it with the urethane and stuff...followed the directions to put it together, took out the glass and stapled on the hardware cloth, used my finger to spread the silicone stuff around all the edges...the only thing that really required any skill was cutting the hardware cloth and the edging to make sure it was the right size Happy

Thanks guys! I'm really happy with how it turned out...now just have to make sure the ratties don't destroy it...lol It should be fine though...I have a cage from a china cabinet i've had for like a year that's still in good shape Happy

Candycorn, the bp is my male mojave who's about a year old Happy Next winter he'll be hooking up with my adult normal female! I should have some baby snakes some time before that though....our amazons definitely locked up a couple times and the female is quite large in the middle Happy

Love2read....I don't breed to produce feeders....I will use culled animals as feeders, so as not to waste them, but I do not breed specifically to produce feeders.

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Post by Mousling on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:59 pm

Great cage, beautiful & functional!

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Post by Mrs. Beach on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:02 pm

Outstanding, Stina!
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Post by Neybird19 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:23 pm

This cage is awesome. I would love to make a cage like this. Do you have to worry about the rats chewing?

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Re: New Rattie Cage!

Post by Stina on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:14 am

They chew a little on the edges, but I've had no real issues Happy I have found that using vinyl tile on the floors of shelves makes cleaning a little easier

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Post by doganddisc on Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:28 am

That looks fantastic Stina!!

And I'm gawking at the ball python because I've just realized how small mine are! (All still babies)
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