Product Comparison: Havahart 1079 vs Havahart 1089

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General Specifications
About the Product
Having trouble with a skunk, raccoon or opossum? The Havahart® Large 1-Door trap is a humane solution for trapping live animals. Offering safety features for you and the animal, this all-metal trap is made in the U.S. and designed, tested and used by professional trappers. Measuring 32-inches long, it’s perfect for capturing and removing the most common nuisance animals in North America.
The Havahart® Large Collapsible 1-Door Live Animal Trap is designed by trapping experts to be the most effective, convenient and durable trap of its kind. It is carefully constructed with a fine-tuned tripping mechanism that specially targets heavier critters like cats and raccoons - eliminating false triggers - and a powerful trap door that delivers quick, secure captures.
Key Specs
Type of trap
Humane Animal Trap
Humane Animal Trap
Best Used For
Raccoons, Stray cats, Groundhogs (woodchucks), Opossums, Armadillos and similar-size nuisance animals
Raccoons, Stray cats, Groundhogs (woodchucks), Opossums, Armadillos and similar-size nuisance animals
Area of Use
Entry Doors
Door Type
Spring-Loaded Door
Spring-Loaded Door
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Havahart 1079 Large 1-Door Humane Animal Trap
  • Works like a charm. I have seen where other people have had issues with animals eating the bait and tripping the cage, but without trapping an animal inside the cage. There is no way any earth born animal can escape this cage if the trap springs while it is inside.
  • This trap saved my cat's life! She's been running around the neighborhood for a month, and I was unable to coax her back inside. It's Ohio and the weather gets down to below freezing and she wasn't going to survive out there. So, I decided to buy this trap to see if I could catch her.
  • This trap has helped me remove several opossums easily. Within the last three weeks a couple of opossums "wandered" into the trap without any bait. TRUE!!
  • This trap works great for me. I trap feral cats in my neighborhood so I can get them spayed or neutered.
  • The only downside is that I wish there was a more elegant way to open the trap when you want to let the animal out , I mean far away in an animal preserve.
  • This is very flimsy and poorly constructed product and I am returning it. I have a similar trap from Amazon made by a different company that I have used for several years and it still is in good condition.
Havahart 1089 Collapsible One-Door Live Animal Cage Trap
  • With live trapping you can decide what to do with the prisoner, so if you catch the neighbors' cat, he's not dead and you can release him while choosing to dispatch pests.
  • I bought it to eventually trap a very shy, stray (possibly feral) cat that I've been leaving food and water for in my backyard. I hope to help this cat by adopting and domesticating it. I think this trap will work when it's time to give it a try.
  • This worked perfectly, and I have it set up again. I came out one evening, and to my surprise, the door was up. I looked in, and there was the opossum.
  • The trap was in bad shape after the big one--he beat it up and bent it and that got worse after I arrived. The handle came off while I was trying to shake him out of it. I doubt it would keep an adult raccoon inside, if you want to do that get one of the heavier models.
  • There's no easy way to let the catch go. Opening the back end of the cage can be done safely with large pliers. I wouldn't want to try to hold the big trapping door open while a scared animal ran by my hand.
Size & Weight
12 in.
12.5 in.
32 in.
10.5 in.
10 in.
32 in.
9.95 lb.
10.26 lb.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Havahart 1079 Large 1-Door Humane Animal Trap
  • I'd never used a trap before, but it was easy to bait and set, lightweight for easy maneuverability, with solid construction. It was the perfect size for a possum, raccoon or stray cat.
  • From my experience, this cage is great if you're looking to catch small or medium sized animals. Large ones may get nipped in the butt if they spring the trap and the door slams down.
  • I highly recommend this size for cats. We take the cats in the trap directly to the spay/neuter mobile clinics in our area, and they transfer the cats while still groggy from anesthesia into the carriers we bring when we pick them up.
  • I have 3 havahart traps different sizes; it is true that this racoon trap may not be heavy duty, but IT WORKS within reason. Totally worth the money and very happy.
Havahart 1089 Collapsible One-Door Live Animal Cage Trap
  • Perfect size for a cat and easy to set once you figure out the mechanics.
  • Personally I think this model is the right size for most homes. While the smaller trap costs only about half as much it just doesn't seem large enough for kind of animals that I have encountered taking up uninvited residence.
  • Havahart 1089 collapsible one-door live animal cage is very sturdy, easy to assemble and just the right size to trap and remove the opposums from my attic and back into our yard.
  • Catches cat's and just caught a raccoon though by mistake and let it go. Nice size for small or larger animals l like cat's or coons.
Galvanized stainless steel, One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Galvanized stainless steel, One-Piece 12-Gauge Wire Mesh
Door Lock
Strong door lock
Strong door lock
Enlarged Handle Guard
Setting Mechanism
Metal trigger & Trigger hook
Metal trigger & Trigger hook
Smoothed internal edges prevent injuries to animals, Made to last - Resists rust and corrosion, Comes fully assembled and ready to use, Trigger rod is located outside of the trap
Smoothed internal edges prevent injuries to animals, Made to last - Resists rust and corrosion, Comes fully assembled and ready to use, Trigger rod is located outside of the trap, Simple to Operate
What customers say about "Features"
Havahart 1079 Large 1-Door Humane Animal Trap
  • I bought this to catch feral cats which have been lurking around my property and relieving themselves on my lawn and gardens. All I've caught is an opossum.
  • It works just as it should, but it is made of lighter weight materials than I expected. Still, it should stand up to a fairly exuberant tomcat or raccoon. I trapped a large groundhog with it.
  • We use it to catch opossums and raccoons in our chicken coop. I shoot them, but if you want to release what you catch then you can do that too. Just keep all fingers away from the business end! Works excellent and has kept our coop varmint free!
  • I caught two ground hogs. It works well. I used lettuce bait for the fist one. I used quartered apples as bait for the second one caught the next day. I used a blanket to cover the trap. I took the groundhogs to a preserve and let them go.
  • This trap has already broke at the handle on top and when 1 small raccoon got into this trap it totally wrecked the trigger plate so badly that I cannot use it any longer.
  • I cannot get the trap to latch after it catches the raccoon. I used my finger to set it like the instructions said to do. The trap sprang closed but I was able to push the door right out. If there was any kind of animal in the trap it would've been able to walk right out.
Havahart 1089 Collapsible One-Door Live Animal Cage Trap
  • Easy to adjust the sensitivity--I've seen reviews where people say the trap wouldn't trigger or it wouldn't stay open. Pliers. Just bend the hooked wire a little. I consider that a feature.
  • It folds up--that's great because trapping like this is a very occasional thing.
  • Feels very sturdy and will contain anything that can get inside. The trigger mechanism is just perfect and a sizable animal will trigger it with ease.
  • Very pleased with this purchase. Set up without a problem. Collapsible feature easy to do and great for storage.Highly recommend this trap.I caught possom,skunk, 2 squirrels,easily.
  • The handle does not provide enough protection--when the animal is big, like the last groundhog, it can hop up and get close to your hand. Wearing gloves will protect against a glancing blow but will not stop a direct hit.
  • It closes hard. In my case good riddance, but if you're trying to catch your cat, well, I'm not sure where the tail goes.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
61.99 $
61.99 $

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