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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

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

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Review posted on
July 23, 2019

At this time we must agree with others that feel that this trap (and we bought TWO) was a total waste of money. We caught one squirrel and that is all this product wrote. After reading many, many reviews that made suggestions and other work-arounds, such as hanging the bait from the top of the cage or weighing down the trip plate, and numerous other well-intended recommendations, we either have the cagiest (yes, pun intended) critters roaming our property or this product just does not work, especially for rabbits, which have been our biggest nuisance for many years. We had tried all of the other useless methods such as repellents based on scent (like cayenne pepper, mothballs, soap, human hair, animal urine, blood meal, etc.), to chasing them or hosing them away, as well as modifying our gardens with plants that rabbits supposedly don't like. Right. There ARE none. Unfortunately, as a local garden center employee once said, "the only thing rabbits understand is a shot gun." Too bad it's illegal. After 14 years, I HAVE no heart left.

Response From Woodstreambrands
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative

We're sorry to hear the rabbits have become such a nuisance! We'd like to know more about your experience attempting to catch these animals in our traps. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance, we're happy to help.

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Review posted on
June 5, 2019
Excellent By Terry

Excellent squirrel trap. Easy to set & very effective.

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Review posted on
April 27, 2019
Works Well & Easy TO Set! By Lisa

This trap works extremely well! Used it to catch and relocate a bunch of nuisance squirrels from my yard..caught 5 just in the first 2 days! It is so easy to fidgeting to set it, just pull the handle back on the top. I tied a peanut in the shell with a twisty tie behind the trip plate just in case the trap wasn't as sensitive. This way when they struggle with the nut, it would trip the plate. I spread a bit of peanut butter on the peanut and placed some sunflower seeds inside the trap and outside the entrance. Worked like a charm every time!

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Review posted on
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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Review posted on
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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Review posted on
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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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.

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