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I cant find any place to buy wire mesh.
Does anyone have any suggestions of where?
Im in California but hopefully a common place thats everywhere.
Ive tried Home Depot, and a couple random stores. I just cant find any. :[

If you made a cage out of mesh wire, where did you get yours?
 

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I'm in Fresno... Which part of Cali are you?

I found mine at Lowes.
 

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Use plastic coated or paint it with child-safe enamel... else it will get nasty fast.
 

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Forensic said:
Use plastic coated or paint it with child-safe enamel... else it will get nasty fast.
Everybody told me that when I was building mine.
It has been almost 3 months and it isnt nasty at all.

I did though switch cages only because I found a bigger one in the garage.
(I had to wait to use it because it has large spacing.)
 

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it should be easily found at home improvement stores. perhaps you are using the wrong name or something. it can also be called hardware cloth. maybe using that name will help...? i don't know. but good luck. please post pictures of the cage once you're done making it. i love seeing what other people have made for their ratties.
 

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thanks for that image Matt! XDDD

And Lowes, I didn't try there I believe...
And coating it, like with paint? Isn't that pricey?
Can I get a child safe spray like paint or coating?
Where the **** to cage makes get their mesh?!

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dont look for hardware mesh, try hardware cloth, =). I got mine at home depot.
 

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Hippy said:
I cant find any place to buy wire mesh.
Does anyone have any suggestions of where?
Im in California but hopefully a common place thats everywhere.
Ive tried Home Depot, and a couple random stores. I just cant find any. :[

If you made a cage out of mesh wire, where did you get yours?

Chances are ur going there and asking for half inch wire mesh. Its called hardware clothe I think if u go to a hardware store and they dont have hardware cloth then u can laugh in they faces. Trust me home depot will have it if they r selling hardware there. Ask for HARDWARE CLOTH. About the whole coating the mesh issue the galvanized is allright to use but coated will be easier to maintain if ur rats go potty on the mesh. My rats dont go to the bathroom anywhere but they litter so i dont worry bout the galvanized mesh being a downfall. I used alluminum to make the litter pan it was easy and looks allright. hope this help -Josh
 
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