5 Stars By Shopper12 on 2015-05-10
Added a new member to our family in 1 day!
I had tried a different trap without any success. This trap worked to catch the stray cat we had at work. With this trap, we had a new "family member" in a day. She was scared and fairly wild (She was only 6 months old, and she was on her own for at least 2 months.). A month and a half later, she is now healthy and happy!
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5 Stars By DMY0603 (Allentown, PA) on 2017-09-16
Extremely satisfied with this trap
Extremely satisfied with this trap. We are in a rural setting and I bought this to eliminate an out of control stray cat problem. The last two nights I baited the trap with an open can of wet cat food and had a trapped cat each of the next two mornings. I would have to agree there is room for improvement in the instructions/illustrations which might have reduced the initial setup time. I had to bend the trigger a bit (by hand with little force) as the trigger rod didn't quite reach but no biggie. The trap is quite easy to set and sturdy if properly assembled. No concern of the animals breaking out. Others complained about the pungent odor of the burlap cover. It wasn't that bad and, like several others suggested, letting it air out for a day or two nearly eliminated that.
4 Stars By Tara Young on 2017-01-15
Divider bars too widely spaced
This trap is pretty nice... strong spring and locking mechanism, and I didn't find it too difficult to put together. BUT! You need to know that the insertable separator you're supposed to use to hold the cat at one end of the cage while you provide food has bars that are too wide-set for a determined cat. If your cat is scared, the bars will act as a deterrent to keep it from trying to escape while you provide food, but I had one big strong tom that squeezed his head through the bars and then of course the rest of him quickly followed. At least I hadn't opened the back door yet, but It made it much more difficult to do a transfer through the front door. So you need to be very aware that it will not work for all cats! The trap itself is sturdy, plenty big, and the burlap is helpful to keep the cat calm when you don't have a spare blanket.
3 Stars By Florida Shopper on 2014-10-14
It's an OK trap
We have a few feral cats that showed up on our porch a couple months ago. Unfortunately two of the cats had recently had kittens. We decided to try this product to safely catch the cats and kittens. The design is OK and does trap the animals safely. However, my husband had to "tweak" the closing mechanism (aka bend it with pliers) in order for it to close every time. We actually had two cats that were in the trap and didn't manage to catch them because the trigger mechanism was not working properly. Also ... I have read another review about the burlap sack being stinky. Yes. I would agree with that review. Overall this is not a bad product but just make sure to try it out numerous times before attempting to trap. Good luck!
3 Stars By eminence80 on 2017-12-22
Decent trap, but back panel is more difficult to ...
Decent trap, but back panel is more difficult to open than what it should be for changing out food or releasing animal. Also, I had to bend the trap release hook just so it would line up with the hold. Kind of a shoddy construction. Otherwise, it's an OK trap for the price.
3 Stars By Nic Pesante on 2017-01-09
Works well but quality is lacking
The trap functions well and it's a good value with the included divider, however, I'm disappointed in the material/construction. There are countless burs on the metal edges that will catch on everything and scratch your skin with minimal contact. It can file it down, but I shouldn't have to. If it was an Asian import I wouldn't be surprised, but this is a major safety concern from a well known trap manufacturer.
2 Stars By Judith on 2017-07-27
Don't fall for this trap.
Trap is missing 2 parts: divider and door hook. The trap set mechanism doesn't work properly. I have had to modify it so it could work efficiently. Also, the quick release door is anything but quick. The overall design is flawed. Fortunately, I was able to modify it myself. I would not recommend this item.
5 Stars By AMLENTZ on 2017-12-09
Caught a feral cat on my first attempt. Easy to use and easy to isolate the cat to put food and water inside the trap.
It was a little tricky to assemble but this is my first cat trap. Was able to trap feral cat quite easily. I set it out to catch another feral cat and ended up getting a raccoon that somehow was able to escape so this is for cats only.
1 Stars By Mel in AZ on 2016-12-01
The instructions provided with this item are likely the worst (and cheapest) ever produced for assembly of an item
The instructions provided with this item are likely the worst (and cheapest) ever produced for assembly of an item. For this reason alone I would never purchase this item and am posting this while I am attempting to assemble it once more before I toss it in the trash.
3 Stars By Lisa G on 2015-02-06
Not worth the extra cost compared to 1079
In 2013 I bought this trap, the 1085 (easy set), and 1079. Since then, I have only bought 1079s. If you really need something collapsible, go for it, but it does take a while to assemble. I didn't bother collapsing mine after use because I didn't want to have to put it together again. The 1079 also seems a bit more durable/sturdy. They are big traps but I usually have at least one in my trunk at all times and a few stacked in storage, and I would still rather have the cheaper, better model than a little extra space.