Support bar for c&c cage top

4boipigs

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I'm looking for some cheap/diy ideas for support bars for lids to c&c cages. I basically have 10 grids zip-tied together on top my 2x5 cage, with 2 ends not fully connected to the side so I can still open. But my top sags and it looks UGLY! Or would I be better off just buying the support bars alone, for example from Guinea Pig Cages Store ? A lid is a must for us because my cat thinks the cages are for her to play in (she doesn't care about the pigs).
 

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You could use the support bars. Did you overlap the grids to make it sturdier? Alternatively perhaps you could pass two lengths of wood from one end to the other and the lid can sit on them when closed? That’s what I did as support underneath the top cage when I had mine indoors.
 

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As siikibam has said, To make a lid, overlapping the grids for rigidity and cable tying them together is best. You likely still need support bars, but 10 grids for a lid for a 2x5 isn’t enough. When my c&c had lids, they were overlapped so for your cage, you’d need 15 grids to make the lid (3 grids per front to back row Overlapped).
 
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