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Where can I buy a trap?

post #1 of 9
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I'm finding I need to have a trap on hand in case of feral emergencies. Can anyone recommend one?
post #2 of 9
In my opinion, the Tomahawk traps are the best quality and construction. I really like the Deluxe Double Door model - sturdy, easy to use, and has doors at either end.

You can buy it from here - http://www.livetrap.com/cgi/search.c...ble+Door+Traps

They have a full range of traps on their website at different price ranges.
post #3 of 9
Whatever trap you get, make sure it has two doors - whether it's a guillontine door thatraises up or two trap doors, like the Tomahawk one. I get mine at Bestnest.com, as they have free shipping on orders over $75.

If you get the 36" trap, you can recuperate the cats in it. I like the guillotine door, as it makes it easier to get food/water to the cat when its in the trap. You can also buy a separator that will help you keep the cat at one end while you work at the other.
post #4 of 9
I recommend these people - https://www.animal-care.com/account.aspx

Animal Care Equipment & Services, Inc. • address: 6185-A Arapahoe, Boulder, Co 80303

I got the two-door trap - and man!, I'm so happy I did!, I also bought the separator which helps so much when you want to feed, water, or put in a litter tray.

I got the Tru-Catch Trap 36D - really like the coated wire - didn't get any scratches from sharp ends like I did with another trap that was just the bare wire.

Oh, -- the trapping mechanism - the cat can't avoid the trip like in some other traps because it's bigger.
post #5 of 9
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90218
Do you have HarborFreight tool store?
I got this one on sale for $21 few years ago.
It works great and I have trapped 5 times with this.

Good luck.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Ondine View Post
Whatever trap you get, make sure it has two doors - whether it's a guillontine door thatraises up or two trap doors, like the Tomahawk one. I get mine at Bestnest.com, as they have free shipping on orders over $75.
How come it needs two doors?
post #7 of 9
Doesn't need two doors, BUT having the second door, aka a guillotine door, allows you to transfer the cat into another cage without it escaping,

The guillotine door moves up and down, the trap door is a little more difficult to manage.

Also, if you are keeping the cat in the cage after surgery, you can push the cat towards one end, and open the guillotine door to put in provisions without the cat escaping - especially if you have a separator that keeps him trapped at one end while you are working at the other end.

I was so thankful to have the extra door while my ferals were recovering from surgery. I was able to care for them without fear that they would escape while I was changing the litter, or putting in food and water. I was able to replace used towels, and clean up the cage a little better while the cat was living in it.

Maybe someone else can explain better.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by GloriaJH View Post
Doesn't need two doors, BUT having the second door, aka a guillotine door, allows you to transfer the cat into another cage without it escaping,

The guillotine door moves up and down, the trap door is a little more difficult to manage.

Also, if you are keeping the cat in the cage after surgery, you can push the cat towards one end, and open the guillotine door to put in provisions without the cat escaping - especially if you have a separator that keeps him trapped at one end while you are working at the other end.

I was so thankful to have the extra door while my ferals were recovering from surgery. I was able to care for them without fear that they would escape while I was changing the litter, or putting in food and water. I was able to replace used towels, and clean up the cage a little better while the cat was living in it.

Maybe someone else can explain better.
Oh, okay, that makes sense. That never occurred to me when I bought mine. Would have made it a bit easier actually. Oh well, I'll probably get another one at some point and I'll get a double door. Thanks for the info!
post #9 of 9
I have a Tomahawk double door like this:

http://www.livetrap.com/cgi/search.c...Transfer+Traps

I chose the one with a sliding transfer door over one with a trap door on either end because it is easier to remove a cat into another cage with the slide up door. You have to put your hands on the trap door to lift it, where with the transfer door you pull it up from the top. I was always a little nervous that I would get tagged by a feral on their way out the door and I didn't want my hands close by.

I think I bought mine straight from Tomahawk.
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