The risky pleasures of doing things you are prohibited from normally doing.
We keep our birds in a parrot cage. It is heavy duty metal and sits on a heavy stand.
I have pried a 15 pound cat off of it without harm to the birds. The cage got pushed up against the boxes where Riley our once fostered cat likes to sit. So he is his clever cat-ness lifted the sheet which covers the cage. This is his favorite TV program — bird-watching.