I know how bummed you are. I have a wire lid cage and my cats always sat on it, but one day, I came in and my cat was sitting IN the cage, delightfully trying to catch the remaining of the two mice, who I learned only lasted because he was buried in the bedding. The cat ate my favorite though, and it wasn't even my fault. It was my (older) sister's cat, and she had left my LOCKED cage open. My mom made me pay for a new mice (which was cheap) and I had to clean up the cats little bonefilled present (from both ends). Nice? Huh?