I chose to build this kind of cage because wire cages that you can buy from a pet store are expensive and are bad for the rats feet.
In total, I believe i spent under $35!
It's not only a cage, but an accent to our living area!
Step 1: Drawers
For all of the drawers, I went to my local hardware store and purchased sticky tile. This makes the cage extremely easy to clean!
The picture shown is the top drawer of the cage. This were they usually sleep.
All the drawers can be pulled out!
Step 2: The Basics
I then added wire screen to the middle of the dresser. I used wire because if i used plastic wire they would chew through it.
Oh, and I found rope for bird cages and fastened them into the back of the dresser. Just a little something for the rats to climb on.
Step 3: The Doors
To keep the wire in place I used zip ties. I then fastened "L" brackets to all four corners. Once the "L" brackets are in place you can cut the zip ties.
Step 4: Attaching Doors
Step 5: Time to Play!
I also thought it would be fun to build a latter for the ratties so they would not break their fragile legs. I found a piece of wood laying around and some cork board. I took some adhesive and stuck them on.