Securing the cage

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I rearranged the boys’ c&c cage so the girls could be housed underneath. But the way we built it, it’s hard for me to get into the corner to clean them out and/or change the bedding. Please can someone give me ideas of how I can have grids that open at the bottom (so I can clean and pick the girls up as well) while at the same time making sure the upper level is shored? Hopefully my question makes sense.
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The grids underneath and in the middle were placed there to make the upper level firmer, but they restrict my reach. I considered using cable ties all the way through but don’t know how well they’d hold compared to the connectors. The problem is also that there are gaps in some areas between the grids. Eight I push in one side another will pop out. Don’t know why!
 

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i think cable ties would work pretty well they are very strong you can also get bigger sizes of cable ties for extra security
 

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or maybe you could just lower the upper level to the floor and just have it like that
 

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There are piggies on both levels, so I can’t lower it to the ground.
 

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Do you mean have the front open? like my badly drawn arrow below

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Either that @sport_billy or the two grids above. And also remove the grids circled blue. They’re lending support to the upper level.
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i have the same cage,mine came with metal supporting bars for the upper level/the bottom cage is an absolute pain to clean.i use finacard bedding in this lower c and c cage !mine has been in place for 21/2 years now it is sagging in the middle.so i think i need to get help to redo this cage !
 

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i have the same cage,mine came with metal supporting bars for the upper level/the bottom cage is an absolute pain to clean.i use finacard bedding in this lower c and c cage !mine has been in place for 21/2 years now it is sagging in the middle.so i think i need to get help to redo this cage !
I bought two more support bars, just have to figure out how to put them in so it’s secure and then maybe I can remove the grids in the bottom that are supporting the upper floor. There are holes so maybe they can be cable tied in. I saw someone who put in wood going from end to end underneath the top floor. That could possibly work as well actually.
 

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i have used cable ties to secure my upper metal support bars.my cage is a 6x2 stacking cage !
 
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