Users can find instructions for building live traps on the websites of Mother Earth News and Trap Anything. The Missouri Department of Conservation also features instructions for the creation of a live animal trap.
Live animal traps are like ordinary animal traps, but their aim is to keep the animal alive inside the trap after it is caught. These traps are often used to humanely capture rodents and other pests that might be invading gardens and other outdoor spaces, or they may be used by those who are interested in raising their own animals. Live animal traps vary in size and can catch a variety of animals, including birds, squirrels and rabbits.