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

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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.

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
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.


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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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June 5, 2019
Excellent By Terry

Excellent squirrel trap. Easy to set & very effective.

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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 use..no 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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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 Havahart®
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 www.havahart.com
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 www.havahart.com
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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Review posted on www.havahart.com
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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Review posted on www.havahart.com
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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Review posted on www.havahart.com
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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Q.Kitten trap - what Size?

A small to medium sized trap would work for an average sized kitten.

Q.Is the 1083 the best trap for Grey Squirrels? My biggest concern is will a Grey Squirrel be heavy enough to trip the trigger?

This trap is recommended for squirrels and will be effective.

Q.Would you ship animal traps to Puerto Rico?

At this time we are only able to ship to the US and Canada.

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