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making a cage+safe paints/plastic coating?

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i was considering making two pretty large cages out of wood and mesh wire soon; one for my rats, and one for my mice. however, i was wondering if it's alright to paint the outside of the cage (the wooden parts?), and if that's ok, what paint is the safest? i also have heard many people mention powder coating for the wire. where should i look to get this done, how much does it cost, and are there any other options? thanks!
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You have to seal the seams where the boards join each other. Otherwise urine will work its way into the wood under the protective layer. Check to make sure you have non-toxic caulk or other sealer.
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