This popular Mega rat live trap cage is approximately 12" x 6 1/2" x 5". The Mega brand rat trap cage has a slightly stronger mesh and spring and than the other live trap cage models. This galvanized steel rat trap is a popular alternative to the rat traps where it kills the rats. This rat cage allows you to capture rats, mouses, or any other small animals such as birds and squirrels alive. You can release away from your home and reuse the trap cage. Made in China.
Direction for this easy to use this rat trap cage:
1) Point the singular metal stick located at the top of the cage towards the cage door.
2) Lift the latch(it secures the cage door from opening) located at the front of the cage, up to the top of the cage door.
3) Open the cage door all the way and pull the singular round metal stick over the cage door handle, and place it into the small circular hole that is attached to the stepping plate mechanism inside the cage. Place the stick slightly into the hole so that the slightly touch on the stepping plate would trigger the trap door to close.
4) Place food such as bread, chocolate, or whatever food that seems to attract the animal that you want to catch onto the stepping plate. Do not use heavy food as that would weight down the stepping plate rendering it useless when stepped or touch. Don't leave any other food around except on the stepping plate.
5) Place the trap cage where the animal is frequently seen and you are done! When the animal goes into the cage trap to eat the food, it will trigger the stepping plate which will close the cage drop to snap shut trapping it inside the cage!
If you don't catch anything within a few days, replace the food with something different. We have had customers tell us that some of the animals are very picky. Sometimes bread works, other times chocolate works, and some like meat. Feel free to let us know what works best for you!