Havahart® Small 1-Door Easy Set® Trap

Model #: 1083

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  • Item #1083
  • Best Used For: Rabbits, Skunks, Squirrels, and Weasels
  • Dimensions: 17” x 7” x 7”
  • Patented Easy Set® Design – Set & Release with One Hand
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Model #1083

Best Used For:


Trapping Has Never Been Easier

Trapping has never been more simple than with Havahart® Easy Set® traps. Patented technology allows you to set your trap with just one hand, and let critters go without ever touching the door. Plus, updated sturdy hardware provides additional comfort and durability to this simple rabbit trap.


Set and Release with One Hand

Set this animal trap in just 1 simple step. Just pull on the patented Easy Set® lever to lock open the door, and it's ready for a catch. Best of all, the lever also allows you to release the animal while standing away from the trap, clear of the animal's escape path.

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Releasing Animals Safely » | How To Trap » | How To Bait »

Enlarged Hand Guard and Carrying Handle Protect You

An enlarged steel plate covers the entire width of the top of the trap, protecting your hand from contact with the animal, and the updated, rigid plastic carrying handle makes the handling experience even more comfortable for you.

Rolled Metal Edges Protect the Animal

Like other Havahart® traps, this one is constructed of one-piece wire mesh, galvanized for resistance to rust and corrosion. And edges are polished smooth to protect the animal from injuring itself during transport or as it struggles to escape.

No-Escape Door Locks Give You Peace of Mind

The tight spring-loaded door features an updated door lock with added reinforcements, making your trap more escape-proof than ever.

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
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

Simple to Setup

Assembling this collapsible feral cat trap is simple - just follow the included paper instructions, or watch the step-by-step video on this site.

Watch more videos:
How To Trap » | How To Bait »

1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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

Gardener Recommended & Made in the USA

Member tested and recommended by The National Home Gardening Club – one of the most revered garden associations in America. Havahart® was awarded this endorsement based on the quality and effectiveness of our traps. Proudly made in the USA, Havahart® traps are made in the small town of Lititz, PA.

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, and Weasels

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
September 3, 2017
Why did Havahart design a trap that can't be adjusted for weight and is set for a fairly heavy small animal? By Jan

Why did Havahart design a trap that can't be adjusted for weight and seems set for a fairly heavy small animal? The Red Squirrels in my attic walk freely in and out and take the bait without tripping the door. Adding weight to the trip plate is much easier said than done. Has Havahart tried adding pebbles and washers? Adding these is very awkward, they tend to roll and slide off the plate. And it is very hard to set the trap with weights on it.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Jan,

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.  

When adding weight to the trigger pan, we recommend taping it on.  A small magnet can also be used.  For squirrels, which can very deftly steal bait, we recommend placing the bait under the trigger pan or in a manner that will increase the animal's interaction with that pan.  

Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
May 21, 2017
It simply does not work! By dan

This trap is a joke! I've seen on my Nest Cam Outdoor in at least 5 instances as the rabbit came in, ate the apple and just got out without the trap going off. Ridiculous!....I wish to return it!

Response From Havahart®
Susan : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Dan,

If rabbits are taking the bait without triggering the door, we recommend adding some weight to the trigger plate.  This can often be done with some small washers or pebbles.

Please keep in mind that the trap is covered by a 30 day return policy.  Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
April 24, 2017
The Havahart Small Trap works wonders for us. By Lebodude

The small Havahart Trap has enabled me to capture and relocate 18 squirrels that were emptying the bird feeders in our backyard. This is an excellent product, is very easy to set, and it arrived very quickly. I've told many of our friends about our success. Cracked pecans and whole unsalted peanuts in the shell seem to be the bait combination that works best for us.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
March 27, 2017
Perfect size trap, worked first night I had it out By bart99

Perfect trap for my needs. I had 1 squirrel that had eaten through the soffit and was romping around in my attic space. Placed the trap on top of the a/c unit outside, where I believe that they he was jumping up on to get to the pipes that led into the attic, and, 1 day later, I had him. Gave him a nice ride down the road about 10 miles and let him loose on a nice spread of land with a small lake. Only cost me 1 peanut butter cracker to get the job done. Now, I will tell you that Mr. Squirrel probably would not rate your product as a 5 star item. He seemed quite irritated when I walked up on him and he ran like the wind when I opened the cage. He didn't even bother to look back and wave bye. Oh well, I know I am happier without him around and I hope life out deep in the country is fitting his lifestyle well.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
December 12, 2016
useless By Ranger

Set this trap under my chicken coop. Animals enter and the door closes very nicely, only the trapped animal simply noses under the door and it raises for an easy escape.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We are sorry to hear about this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. This trap is recommended for use with rabbits, skunks, squirrels, and weasels, and the door should stay firmly closed. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance. Our traps are covered by a one year replacement warranty.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
September 7, 2016
Easy to set. By HARLEY

I have both the long and short trap. The short one is so easy to set and easy to release the animal.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 14, 2016
perfect trap By gardener
I received this trap on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. The next day, I caught one squirrel I took the bugger to a big park and released it there. This trap is very easy to use. I recommend it.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 28, 2016
It really works! By Kenny
I was suffering from destructive squirrels that did terrible damage by chewing the electrical wiring to the solar panels on our roof. A friend recommended the Havahart trap. Within the space of less than two weeks I caught three of the critters. The Easy Set trap lives up to its name in that it is really easy to set and is 100% effective in trapping squirrels! I would definitely recommend it.
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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 28, 2016
Havahart 1 Door Easy Set Trap By joker

Fast Shipping. Good quality product. Easy to use.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 25, 2016
Good product By Gramma2CECC
This is a good product, easy to set. Unfortunately, I don't trap as many of the big black and grey squirrels as I would like because the chipmunks and red squirrels steal the bait without tripping the trap; they are not heavy enough.
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Q.The trap door seems to close with quite a bit of force. Is it possible for it to injure the animal when closing? Is there any way to reduce the strength of the spring? Thank you! (Love the Easy Set trap, especially for releasing!)

Our traps are constructed with safety rolled steel edges to prevent injury.  The strength of the spring cannot be modified.

Q.How is the spring attached to cage?

The spring is attached to the U-shaped door lock and wire mesh of the trap. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) so we may learn more and offer additional assistance.

Q.How do you get the door set stay open

The door should stay open by pulling back firmly on the handle to the set position.

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