The Best Animal Trap Cages. Comparison and Recommendations

BirdGard Iberia includes in its catalog a selection of the best Trap Cages for capturing wild animals such as: cats, rabbits, rats, mice, ferrets, weasels…

There are different models of Trap Cages, with different sizes, entry formats, and baits, depending on the animal that needs to be captured: cats, rabbits, rats, mice…

  • All of BirdGard Iberia’s trap-cages capture animals alive and without causing harm. They do not use poisons or potentially dangerous chemicals for children and pets.
  • To attract the animal, you must place food inside the trap-cage as a bait to entice the species you want to capture.
  • All of BirdGard Iberia’s capture cages use a mechanical system: the animal enters the cage to eat and, without noticing, activates a mechanism that causes the door to close automatically, trapping the animal.

Next, we present a comparative table of the different models of Trap Cages available, with their main features. We will also discover:

When purchasing an animal trap, the customer commits to using it responsibly and in accordance with current legislation. It is important to check the trap-cage frequently so that the animal does not spend too much time captured, to avoid stress or hunger.

When to use a trap-cage?

Trap cages are a good tool for capturing animals in the following cases:

  • For the capture of stray cats by individuals or associations with the purpose of taking them to the veterinarian for sterilization, or to provide care if they are in poor condition
  • By farmers or gardeners, for the capture of rabbits that attack crops or destroy gardens
  • For population control of rabbits, cats… in a specific territory
  • By individuals, for the capture of rats or mice that sneak into the false ceilings of homes, garages, basements, barns… avoiding the use of rat poison that can be dangerous for children and pets
    • When the infestation of rats or mice is small, rat trap cages can provide quick results and prevent it from becoming a plague
    • If the infestation of rats or mice is large, capture can be very laborious

Do not use a trap-cage to capture non-wild animals that have an owner. For example, a neighbor’s cat that enters your garden. In these cases, you can use a cat deterrent. We recommend the article “Repelling Cats” which teaches us which products we can use to repel cats, how ultrasonic cat deterrents work, and what anti-cat measures we can implement to scare away unwanted cats from our patio, garage, or garden…

Where to place Trap Cages?

The location where trap cages are placed and the bait used to attract the animal are the two keys to success in capturing.

Place the cat trap-cage in the animal’s usual path. Rats and mice almost always follow walls, moving along the perimeters of garages, basements… and avoiding exposure by not going to the center of rooms. Therefore, it is a good idea to place rat or mouse traps close to the wall, but without obstructing the rodent’s entry into the cage.

Rats and mice can access the false ceiling of the house through the downspout, nearby trees… In that case, place the rat or mouse trap-cage directly in the false ceiling, in an area where you can easily access to check the trap.

In the case of rabbits attacking crops, identify the area where they eat the harvest to place the rabbit trap there.

What is the best Bait to attract animals?

To attract the animal, you must place food inside the trap-cage as bait that entices the species you want to capture. It is very important to check that the bait is well placed inside the cage, to prevent them from eating it without activating the trigger that closes the cage door.

  • For capturing cats, you can use: pieces of ham, fish, meat, canned cat food
  • For trapping rats and mice, you can use as bait: dog food, nuts, shelled walnuts without the shell, toasted bread… Contrary to popular belief, cheese is not the best bait for capturing rats and mice
  • For capturing rabbits, you can use as lure: vegetables, greens, carrots, lettuce, apple pieces. It is also advisable to put a little apple cider in a spray bottle and spray the inside of the rabbit trap well. The apple scent will attract rabbits to the cage and cover any human scent that might deter rabbits from entering the cage. 
  • For trapping wasps, we recommend the article “Wasp Trap” which explains in detail what attracts wasps and what to put as a mix to catch wasps

Comparison of the best Trap Cages for capturing Animals

Cage NameCage PhotoAnimals it Allows to CaptureDimensions (Length x Width x Height)WeightFoldable?
Extra-Large Folding Trap CageAnimal-Cage-Trap
Cats, rabbits, ferrets, minks, martens, weasels, foxes,…106 x 38 x 43 cm7 kg
Large Folding Trap CageAnimal-Cage-TrapCats, rabbits, ferrets, minks, martens, weasels…79 x 29 x 32 cm4.6 kg
Medium Folding Trap CageAnimal-Cage-TrapCats, rabbits, ferrets,
minks, martens, weasels..
66 x 23 x 26 cm 3 kg
Capture Cage for RabbitsRabbit-Cage-Trap
Rabbits58.5 x 25 x 30.5 cm4.6 kg
Rat Cage TrapRat-Cage-Trap Rats41.5 x 16 x 16.5 cm1.13 kg
Capture Cage for Micemouse-capture-cage Mice 27.5 x 9.5 x 10 cm< 1kg
Multi Catch Mice Trap CageMulti-capture-Mouse-Trap Mice26 x 16 x 5 cm0.6 kg
Wasp Trapwasp-trap Wasps13 x 13 x 15 cm0.2 kg

You can conveniently purchase the Trap Cages at the BirdGard Iberia online store. You can pay with a card, PayPal, bank transfer, or cash on delivery when your order is delivered.