Make an Effective Live Trap at Home




Introduction: Make an Effective Live Trap at Home

About: Hi i'm Akri (ADJ) Building Services Engineer, I love to do almost anything. I do (DIY) projects in my free times or when prompted by my siblings' school exhibition. Im a doer and an adventurer

Hi doers, building a trap is not much hard, we can build traps with very less materials which we can get around us. this is a simple and effective method i used to transport stray cats. "This is a Force to Force deal"
Things you will need
1. Metal net or woods.
2. pieces of hard wire.

However make a rectangular shape cage with one side open to fix a door. Height x width x length of the cage is up-to you, estimate a relevant ratio according to the targeted animal.
For Asian Cats i used height= 8 inch, width= 8 inch and length= 15 inch.
It cost $0 for me because i used the materials which i could get from home around. but if you need to do a fresh one may be it will cost about $10.

Step 1: Door

Door must be able to free fall within the cage without any obstacles but it should not swing out side the cage, for that attach a wood piece along the bottom of the opening as shown in the figure 2. but make sure the height of the cage is appropriate for the targeted animal. And another important part you should attach to the door is the trigger hold, make a small wire ring in the door as shown in the figure 1 to hold the trigger of this setup

Step 2: Bait Holder

Make a hook set up with the hard wire like this, try to bend the knots directly on the cage for the betterment. You can also separately make the bait hook and then attach it on the cage. Do not make the hook sharper because it may injure the animal

Step 3: Trigger

Connect a hard wire on the top of the bait hook to use as the trigger. The length of the wire should be somewhat a centimeter high by the distance between the bait hook and the ring on the door.
Optional: Make sure the door is fully opened by keeping a small wood block between the cage and trigger wire. but it should not make hard to pull the bait hook.

Step 4: Releasing the Caught

You should open the door from the inside, you cant open from outside. to do this if you can, tie a thread from inside to open the door.
Caution: Do not open the door facing the front of the door; the caught animal can harm you.

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    calico cat
    calico cat

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I recently noticed a 4-5ish-month-old white kitten in my backyard, with a severe eye infection. I think the kitten has already lost its left eye and I say this because of its appearance. Nevertheless, the kitten has managed to follow its nose and locate the dry food I left for him, along with a bowl of fresh water. I'm going to follow your Instructable. Due to the fact that the kitten hasn't allowed me anywhere near it, I'm going to build this live trap. It needs immediate medical care. Crossing my fingers hoping to get it right. Thank you!