Knex Guinea Pig Trap

Introduction: Knex Guinea Pig Trap

About: K'nex is my thing!
Ever had Trouble catching your furry pet? Here's a easy, no-hassle way of doing so. Its pretty funny too.

Pieces Required:
Rods:
Green..11
White...15
Blue......12
Yellow..14
Red......22

Connectors:
Dark Grey..22
Red............26
Yellow........4
Purple.......22
Blue...........2

Other K'nex:
1 Small Wheel
1 Medium Wheel
5 Big blue panels
8 Blue spacers

Other Stuff:
About 15 inches of string
Bait (carrots and celery are recommended).
And of course a guinea pig.

Be sure to check out the video below.


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Step 1: The Cage

This is the main body of the trap. It should be easy. Be sure to follow the footnotes.

3 Make this
4 And this
5 Then make this
6 put those other two together like so
7 And put the other part on
8 Make all these
9 And these....
10 And this
11 put those two bits on
12 and those bits on
13 Put 2 blue rods on and the other two parts
14 put that thingy on
15 And this bit.
16 Finished cage

Step 2: The Door

This is slightly more complecated, but im sure you can figure it out.

Make sure that all the reds and greys and lined up properly

1 The door
2 Make all these
3 And all these
4 And make this
5 Now put the first two together like so
6 And the other ones
7 Now put it on the cage
8 Add the spacers here
9 Cage and door put together.

Step 3: Set That Trap!

Just follow the imiges.

1 The string. This should be about 13 and a half inches long from the end of the rod to the knot
2 Close up of the knot. his should be just smaller than the carrot
3 Close up of the knot on the connector
4 The carrot
5 The carrot on the string
6 The string goes over the big wheel.....
7 Then over the small wheel......
8 And through the orange and on to the red rod. Note that the round end to the rod should be in the groove of the red rod.
9 Set trap

Step 4: Finished!

Your done! just set it on the ground and you'll have a caught guinea pig relatively soon!

If you haven't already realized how it works, here's a quick description.

The guinea pig goes in the trap to get the food. Then it will grab it, and try to bring it down to ground level. In doing this, it pulls the string, which in turn pulls the pin out of the way of the door, which then slides down behind the guinea pig. And voila! you have a caught piggy.

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    504 Discussions

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    needles300
    needles300

    11 years ago on Step 4

    this is my hedgehog needles, but sadly he passed away

    whoa!!! 008.jpg
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    Hazza4531
    Hazza4531

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    5 years later, I know, but I LOVE HEDGEHOGS! <3 Best animals ever :DD

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    dansdoc
    dansdoc

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 4

    so cute!

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    stopanator
    stopanator

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    akkkkk once a porcipine shot me with a spike well i touched it i was 8 dont blame me but my mom took it out lol

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    I_am_Canadian
    I_am_Canadian

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 4

    Aww, he's s cute! Thats too bad. hedgehogs are so cool.

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    poncho531
    poncho531

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Does it work on gerbils? We just got 2 last night.

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    I_am_Canadian
    I_am_Canadian

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Perhaps... They are much cleverer than guinea pigs I think, though.

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    Randomguy65
    Randomguy65

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! It surprisingly works on squirrels!! Just add a roof.

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    Randomguy65
    Randomguy65

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    ( I'm SUPER bored) Yep, though you'll need sometime of device that tells you when their caught, so they don't chew their way out. :-P

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    danroy99
    danroy99

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    HAHAHA I have a CAT named DeeDee!