I was originally going to build my own cage, but let me tell you, I don't regret in the least buying it instead. Building almost always costs more than you think it will, and you may not have access to all the tools or materials you'd need.
I agree with everyone else, unless you're just really handy and have the tools lying around then you probably should just buy. You'll end up with a sturdier cage and the cost would probably be about the same.
definitely buying..although most places rip you off with the price! :lol:
if i had any sort of handywork skills i might try it, but i don't.
i'd also really fear the cage collapsing with my ratties inside if i did build one!
i have only bought 2 cage's and i have 10 cage's i have built 8 cage's and when you build a bunch of cage's at once i find it cheeper then buying 8 cage's plus i am decently good with the stuff neede to build a rat cage
I say build. I'm a new rat owner so I don't have as much experience as you guys but I built The Grotto http://www.dapper.com.au/grotto2.htm and it is the coolest thing I've ever seen. Cost less than 50 bucks and is way bigger than some I've seen for $180.