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Okay so I've built a new cage after the first one has started to smell HORRIBLE. I haven't put my girls into their new home yet because I don't know what to put over the shelves so they don't start to smell AGAIN. I seen someone used fabric, that is the direction i'm opting for as well, but would I have to cover the entire inside or just the shelves, I don't want their urine to seep into the wood like it did with the last cage (believe me i've learned my lesson!) Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
 

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im not sure but do u kno of any safe waterproof stains? maybe soy based stain thats waterprood might work. Also i wonder if there is any way u could cover the interior wood in some type of safe rubber or plastic..

Im juss throwin around ideas i dont have any experience with wooden shelfed cages. : ) -Josh
 

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Waterproof primer and kid-safe paint, maybe?

Fabric helps, but it won't keep all the urine from getting down into the wood.
 

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linoleum tiles are sounding like my best bet, I can get them rather cheap around here to, thanks for that idea :D
 

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I can't wait to finish it haha. What are good toy options because I was thinking rings like bird rings.. but i don't want them to accidently hang themselves :S and I want a lot of new toys, since they've sorta ruined there old ones, but anywhoo any ideas?
 

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yeah, I'd go for the tiles, too... I'd also cover the sides, after having seen our girls pee through the side bars of their cage more than once.
 

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You could get shelf liner. That is what I'm planning on using. (although I still want to paint it first) Just get some of the sticky backed stuff, I know Kmart has it
 

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Yeah I bought the linoleum tiles and I see that there is the shelving cover stuff lol, I'm thinking of putting the fabric on the walls of the cage though because 1 it would look cute, and 2 its washable and 3 though Im sure they do pee on walls, its probably less likely to happen than them peeing on the floors. anything i should know before hand? So far the cage looks awsome, my boyfriend doesnt think so though since hes building it he can't wait to not look at it for a while haha, lets just say im very specific on what it is that i want when it comes to my ratties!
 
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