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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Grotto style cage question

Hey, I'm very new here, so I'm sorry if this question sounds stupid. My boyfriend and I are trying to build a 'grotto' style cage for our two boys. We have all the materials we need EXCEPT a waterproof seal for the shelves. I'd expect that most of the sealants are poisonous for ratties, so what I'm asking is what should I use? My boys aren't litter trained YET but I've heard that its hard to get boys to pee in a litter box since they try to keep their cage their scent, so this is why I want to waterproof our shelves so their pee won't corrode it.

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When i made my grotto styler cage i just used sticky back plastic to cover the shelves! You can get it in all stationery shops and you can even buy it in col colours and patters to brighten the cage up even more and it works wonders for stopping pee soaking into the shelves and makes for easy cleaning coz you just give it a wipe over AND best of all it's not toxic to your babies! xx

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do you know how much that would be? thank you!!!

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i think im going to use polyurethane. does anyone know if that is poisonous? i found it on a list to use, but im not completely sure if its nontoxic or not.
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