Guinea Pig Cage : To the Top

We have cats, so we need a top.
We wanted a top that:
-Was easily removable (free floating)
-We could access and clean the whole cage
-Support bad cats jumping on the cage

To that end, we needed to add the wood supports seen in the image as the cage is 6 ft long, and it would bow under it's own weight and a cat or two, would be an issue.

We also made it so you can open either side, for easy accessibility.

The hinge was made from a light extendable curtain rod. We zip tied each side to it.
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The wood supports butt up against the center plastic liner pieces. This allows the top from sliding front to back.
https://www.emogic.com/GPCage/IMG_20191108_195529371.jpg

The wood supports have an L shape end which stop the top from shifting left and right.
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The top wood supports are fastened using soft PEX clamps.
https://www.emogic.com/GPCage/IMG_20191108_195328505.jpg

The top pieces overlap for support. They overlap 8 front to back, so there is a supporting lip. They overlap 4 on either side with a one square wide gap in the center. They are zip tied together.
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We used a fleece inside over the kitchen area to give the GPs a sense of piece in that area. Predators strike from above, and GPs know that.
https://www.emogic.com/GPCage/IMG_20191108_195255605.jpg

All our images of our cage can be seen here:
https://www.emogic.com/GPCage/

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