Im assuming you are talking about the deposit for cages. I would ask for 50% deposit. That is what I do. There are too many people out there making false promises until it comes time to pay. 50% up front before materials are ordered, 50% upon completion and they have up to 30 day to get the cage otherwise I keep their money and sell to someone else. I have never run into that problem before, but I post it just incase.
Sorry to see you go
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