Havahart® Small 1-Door Easy Set® Trap

Model #: 1083

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  • Item #1083
  • Best Used For: rabbits, skunks, squirrels, and weasels
  • Patented Easy Set® Design – set & release with one hand
  • Large, comfortable handle ensures easy carrying
  • Galvanized steel mesh with smooth, rolled edges protect animals from injury
  • Spring-loaded door lock prevents animals from escaping
  • Sensitivity screw allowing to tailor the trap to a target animal


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, constructed with rust-resistant galvanized steel and sturdy 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 sturdy 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

Sensitivity Screw to Target Specific Sized Animals

This sensitivity screw allows you to tailor the trip force of the trap to the target animal. For small animals like squirrels that require more sensitivity to trip the trap, turn the sensitivity screw to the left (-). Larger animals like skunks need less sensitivity, so turn the screw to the right (+), generating a less sensitive trip action. The sensitivity screw gives you the opportunity to catch only the animals you want.

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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Review posted on swww.woodstreambrands.ca
December 30, 2020
great product but, needs to last longer By smoore

I bought trap # 1083 at Amazon.com It's a great product. But, after catching about 30 squirrels, the trap door is starting to weaken - meaning the little critters are able to force it open and crawl through. - -So, that's 30 squirrels at $60.00 (with tax and shipping) plus about --$ 15.00 for three small packs of walnuts. That's about $3.00 per squirrel. Still, I'm buying another trap. Haven't found anything more effective yet humane. Scott Moore - Houston, TX

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Review posted on swww.woodstreambrands.ca
December 12, 2020
usage By ldeeran

I am 75yrs. old will I have a problem installing and using trap. My squirrels are in my block ceilings area run around crazy

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Review posted on swww.woodstreambrands.ca
October 4, 2020
Wonderful cage, no complaints here! By Paulie

Great cage, have caught and released 45 squirrels and 9 chipmunks without any problems.

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Review posted on swww.woodstreambrands.ca
November 7, 2019
Adjusted for smaller critters By Dr. P

I love this trap but had some small squirrels and rats either fail to trip the plate or squeeze through the mesh once the door closed. I simply covered the back portions of the cage with a smaller gauge hardware cloth using zip ties. I filed down the trigger to make it more sensitive and it works like a charm on big or small critters with a hair trigger. The galvanized steel can be a bit rough or irregular. I would suggest looking at the mechanism of your trap to be sure the mechanism works smoothly and file down catch points as needed.

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Review posted on swww.woodstreambrands.ca
October 30, 2019
Recommend but carefully examine before use. By Mac

I bought this Easy Set Trap a couple of weeks ago. At first I was puzzled because my bait was being eaten but no squirrels were being captured. I experimented with the. trigger sensitivity but still no squirrel! Finally I inspected the linkage and trap door and bingo! The problem was the door had been installed at an angle causing the door to jam against the cage wall. A couple of whacks with my hammer corrected the angle and two hours later I captured my first squirrel ! I would have rated this product five stars otherwise. I would buy it again and I full heartedly recommend it!

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Review posted on swww.woodstreambrands.ca
September 15, 2019
Works great ! By Len
Caught 3 in no time at all !
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Review posted on swww.woodstreambrands.ca
August 20, 2019

This should really just be an update to my earlier review, but can't see how to add/edit that, so writing another. These traps are excellent for capturing Eastern Grey Squirrels! From Christmas Day, December 25th of 2017 until mid-October 2018, I trapped and removed 182...yes ONE-HUNDRED-EIGHTY-TWO of these pesky grey squirrels from my fenced-in back yard. And my yard is just a 1/12th acre in-town lot! Also captured, and released two blue jays, and either two or the same one twice, red squirrels. People always roll out the "Red squirrels are the worst" comments, but to me, they are cute, and there are far far far fewer of them, and they never try to climb the bird feeder poles! Also have a couple of well behaved, and trained, chipmunks. After October 2018 I stopped setting the traps, and didn't really have a problem with squirrels throughout the Winter. And then in the last week of March 2019, one, then two, then three of the greys suddenly arrived in the yard under the bird feeders. I set out the traps, and in that one week I captured 7 and removed them. Also a young opossum, which I promptly let loose. (They supposedly love to eat ticks, and are the mammal most resistant to rabies, so felt no need to remove him.) After April 1, rarely saw a single grey squirrel. Then about 3 weeks ago (late July) suddenly grey squirrels started showing up in the yard again. Got out my trusty traps, and have now captured and transported away 9 squirrels. This size and these easy set traps are EXCELLENT!! I can't stress enough how great they are, how well they work, and how easy to use! On another note, using a large two door Havahart trap, I've recently captured and removed a really huge smelly woodchuck (biggest and stinkiest I've ever captured..never noted the smell before, figured this one to be a fully mature male) and a smaller first year juvenile just yesterday. Those traps also work great, but are more touchy to set, and bulkier to carry with the animal in it, but still excellent to rid us of the invasive pests. And all this (including more woodchucks and three skunks last year)in my fenced in 1/12th of an acre town lot! Amazing. By the way, the blue jays love to steal the peanuts in the shell, and often have emptied the trap of that bait! Only twice got caught, but they will try it always. Even putting the peanuts UNDER the trap doesn't stop them, they just peck through the shell until they can get the nut. Really funny and amazing to me to watch occasionally.....the other times I'm whooping and shooing them away! I transport all these captures over a large river and about five miles away to some wooded areas. I'm confident NONE of them have ever made the return journey to my yard, again contrary to some lore on that subject. I've also become the neighborhood trapper, setting and catching nuisance woodchucks and skunks in other neighbors yards. Except once, whenever I've got a skunk, I usually call for a licensed wildlife trapper to come deal with it, but I suspect he terminates them versus releasing so I don't ask questions.