Havahart® Small 1-Door Easy Set® Trap

Model #: 1083

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  • Item #1083
  • Best Used For: Rabbits, Skunks, Squirrels, Weasels
  • Dimensions: 17” x 7” x 7”
  • Patented Easy Set® Design – Set & Release with One Hand
  • Built-In Safety Features

Model #1083

Best Used For:

Wild Rabbits

Expert-Tested Technology

Trapping nuisance animals has never been easier! Patented Easy Set® technology allows you to set your trap with one pull of a lever. Expert-tested and proven effective, Havahart® Easy Set® traps are the most robust traps on the market, contructed with rust-resistant galvanized steel and strudy hardware, making the handling experience safe and comfortable.

Easy to Set & Release

Simply bait the trap and then pull back the Easy Set® lever to set it with a single hand. The trip plate's sensitivity targets the animal's specific size and weight, while a solid spring-loaded door ensures a quick and secure capture. To release, just stand to the rear of the cage and pull back the Easy Set® lever. It's that easy - no more destructive digging, and no more tipped trash cans!

Safe for You and the Animal

Inside the cage, smooth, rounded edges and a strudy door lock keep the animal safely inside, while a solid hand guard limits contact with the carrier. And a rigid carry handle makes it easy to carry even large animals at a safe distance.


Effective & Trusted Since 1940

Havahart® traps are designed and tested by trapping professionals for the best efficacy and strength in the industry. Constructed of premium galvanized steel for added durability, these traps stand up to the test of time. And with the added features of a patented lever and enlarged handle guard, Easy Set® is the premium choice.


  1. Patented East Set® Lever:
    Set or release in one step

  2. Solid Hand Guard:
    Protect hand from animal contact

  3. Sensitive Trip Plate:
    Specific for capturing large animals

  4. Sturdy Door Lock:
    Keeps the animal from escaping

  5. Patented East Set® Lever:
    High-tensile; strong and rust resistant

Compare Havahart® Small-Sized Traps

Trap Opening
(w x h)
Trap Length
3 x 3 in
10 in
5 x 5 in
18 in
6 x 6 in
17 in
7 x7 in
17 in
5 x 5 in
17 in
5 x 5 in
17 in
7 x 7 in
17 in
# of Doors
Set as 1 or 2-Door Trap
Easy Set® 1-Step Set & Release
Enlarged Handle
Galvanized Steel
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 year
1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Havahart® stands behind the quality of its traps with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Learn more here »

Havahart Trap - Model #1083
Model # 1083
Dimensions 17" x 7" x 7"
Weight 4.7 lb
Material Galvanized Steel; One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh; Plastic Carrying Handle
Door Type 1 Spring-Loaded Door
Setting Mechanism 1-Step Easy Set® Lever
Animals Rabbits, Skunks, Squirrels, Weasels

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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March 13, 2019
One door east sett squirrel trap doesn't work By jlb

One door easy trap doesn't work. Purchased this trap months ago, baiting with peanut butter on crackers and bread also with peanuts. bait is always missing and trap is still set. Borrowed the one door trap from a friend and the first week caught 2 squirrels, baiting the same.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We are sorry to hear about this experience! When bait is being stolen, we recommend increasing the sensitivity of the trap by adding weight to the trigger pan with small stones, metal washers, or magnets. We have shared your valuable comments with our Product Managers. These traps are covered by our 30-day guarantee and a 1-year replacement policy. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.

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December 14, 2018
Great squirrel trap By Bob

I put it away for the winter. I caught two black squirrels which I released in a park1/2 km. away under an oak tree. A cotton tail rabbit is too long, when the trap went off, the door hit it in the back and it just backed out. The gray squirrel left the area with a Blue Jay chasing it. I have gone through a $10 bag of peanuts in the shell from Sobeys. I have caught the Blue Jay at least 10 times. After the first time I let it go in the park also and it was home sitting on the fence waiting for more peanuts. After 4 days the bag was empty and it started to snow so I put it away. Next year I think I will be competing with Jimmy Carter for the Jay has the flower bed well planted with Sobeys peanuts.

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December 6, 2018
Corn is the bait By Bignorman

For a couple years I tried to get squirrels from going into my attic. Until one day a friend suggested this bait: corn. After that, everything else is history. 8 squirrels in counting. It seems I caught one and more start coming. I'll continue to trap them. Don't like to kill them, I take them to a far forrest. Corn is the bait. Blessings

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October 8, 2018
easy to set and bait By Tim

Trap works as advertised. Caught 8 skunks so far! I would recommend you place the trap on a hard surface like cement or plywood as skunks will dig like crazy and fill it with dirt making it difficult to open the door upon release.

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August 7, 2018
See above By Dickie

Works fine for squirrels although trigger pad could be a bit more sensitive. No luck with rabbits, not sure why.

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August 4, 2018
This Trap Catches Rabbits! By Jim

I've had this trap for 2 years now. I've caught over a dozen rabbits. When I put it out, it's normally under 2 days to catch a rabbit. Today, an hour later the rabbit was in the trap. This product performs! One suggestion...be sure to put the trap against a wall or garden or bush. I have much less success when I simply put the trap in the middle of the lawn.

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June 26, 2018
Should have a adjustment on trap for sensitive settings. ( Easy to do ) By Wayne Jay

The trap was not sensitive enough to catch small red squirrels I had to modify trap to make it adjustable for how sensitive you wanted it. Worked great after modifying. Should have a adjustment from factory

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May 17, 2018
I want to prevent my trap from flipping over when larger squirrels are trapped By Homeowner.

I have 3 Have a Heart squirrel traps. I have caught 3 medium size using only Peanut butter. My problem is the larger size squirrels flip the trap over once trapped inside and escape when the trap door falls open. I am going to get a 15 x 20 plywood and screw the trap to the plywood. Has any one done this? Is there a better method I can use?

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April 10, 2018
heavy bait By georgety

something was eating bait escaping--- I put peanut butter /seeds in a 1/2 eggshell---- caught the @%^&$#$%

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February 22, 2018
Excellent Product By Shan

I bought 1083 model (small) to trap some nuisance squirrels, The trap worked as advertised, I got 4 squirrels the first day and another 2 the next day. The size of this trap is perfect for squirrels and chipmunks. At first I was using peanut butter and sunflower seed for bait and a couple of squirrels managed to steal the bait without tripping the door, I went and bought some peanuts in shell, now I use the little garbage ties to tie the whole peanut in shell between the trip plate and back wall and sprinkle some sunflower seeds around, inside and out, This proved to be a fail safe trick ! Squirrel goes in, struggles with the tied peanut and trips the plate, every time ! This simple method never fails and I don't have to mess around with peanut butter and all those concoctions you see people using on YouTube.

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Q.How effective are these live traps to catch a weasel??

This trap is designed to catch weasels and other similarly sized animals such as rabbits, skunks, and squirrels.

Q.Is this trap big enough for cats

This trap is designed to be used for smaller animals. For cats, we recommend a larger trap such as the one found at the web address below. http://www.woodstreambrands.ca/large-1-door-animal-trap-1079

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