From 1 April 2020, trapping of stoats is only lawful under the authority of a licence issued under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The changes mean that any trap used for stoats must be certified to meet the welfare standards set out in the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) and approved for use against stoats in the UK. The PERDIX Stoat Cage Trap is AIHTS approved and can be used in England for the live-capture of stoats under General Licence. In Scotland and Wales, a person wishing to live-capture stoats MUST apply for an individual licence from Nature Scot or Natural Resources Wales respectively.
PERDIX Stoat Cage Traps have many features that make them the choice of wildlife professionals, as well as informed individuals, these include:
Welded Seams. The seams on our stoat cage trap are welded not clipped. This produces a very strong and stable trap with no sharp edges. Sharp edges can cause unnecessary injury to captured animals.
12 Gauge weld mesh. The PERDIX Stoat Cage Trap is made from high quality 12 gauge weld mesh for maximum strength and durability. We use plating quality steel to ensure the finish is also to the highest standard.
Two Extension Springs. PERDIX’s Stoat Cage Trap has two British-made stainless steel extension springs to make sure the door is closed quickly and securely every time.
Locking Bar. A locking bar keeps the door securely shut to ensure captured animals cannot escape.
Sturdy carrying handle. Correctly placed handle so that captured animals cannot bite or scratch user.
Dual Protection. Our Stoat traps are zinc plated and then powder-coated. This finish provides excellent corrosion resistance and is easily cleaned. The colour also reduces the likelihood of the trap being seen and disturbed when being used in the field.
Genuine PERDIX Product. As with all of our branded products, our stoat traps have been designed by wildlife professionals and are built in Britain.
Value for Money. Our aim is produce high quality, long-lasting and effective products that are excellent value for money.