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Box trap: Misc



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Box traps are items used in the Hunter skill. Similar to bird snaring, box-trapping involves laying the box, waiting for animals to be trapped.

Box-trapping can be started at level 27 Hunter.

After a player sets up a box trap, they will automatically walk one square west to stand next to the trap. However, one may counter this by moving an item in the inventory while setting up the trap. If done correctly, the player will not walk west after setting up the trap.


Laying traps

  • After a certain amount of time, a box trap will collapse, requiring the player to pick it back up, or lay it again.
    • The box trap that you laid has collapsed.
  • Sometimes, the box trap may be triggered, but the animal is not trapped.
    • This trapped has been triggered by something.
  • If the trap is successful, the box trap becomes a Shaking box.
    • It looks like there is something caught inside.
  • Experience is only gained after the player retrieves the trapped animal, NOT after it gets trapped in the box.

In addition, if a player leaves a shaking box alone for a while, it will collapse. The captured creature will be lost if this happens.

  • If a player has an extra box trap with them, when they click to pick up the trap rapidly click on your extra trap and it will be set up faster.

Multiple traps

3 box traps in a row.

Box-trapping can be done with multiple traps, the highest being 5 box traps at level 80 Hunter.

Level Box traps
20 2
40 3
60 4
80 5

It is recommended that players bring multiple box traps with them (perhaps 10-15) while hunting. This is because it is easily possible that they may lose a box trap to a longer random event, or they neglect a trap they set up and another player may steal their box trap.

Baiting or Smoking

Box traps can be baited or smoked, both of which increases the rates of success for catching animals. The bait disappears after each successful trap. Smoking a trap requires level 39 Hunter.


Certain trapped animals appear in the inventory. Left-clicking the animal will release the trapped animal. Trapped chinchompas are stackable, and can be used as a multi-target ranged weapon.

With the release of the Summoning skill, more animals were made available for box-trapping. Note that only the baby versions of the animals can be caught using box traps.

Image Creature Hunter level Summoning level Bait Location Experience Reward
File:Ferret.PNG Ferret 27 - Raw meat Woodland 115 Ferret
File:Gecko.gif Gecko 27 10 - Karamja 100 Gecko
File:Raccoon.png Raccoon 27 80 - Barbarian Village 100 Raccoon
File:Monkey.gif Monkey 27 95 Bananas Shilo Village 100 Monkey
Platypus 48 10 Smouldering lavender Jungle  ? Platypus
File:Chinchompa.PNG Chinchompa 53 - Spicy chopped tomatoes Woodland 198 Chinchompa
File:Red chinchompa.PNG Carnivorous Chinchompa 63 - Spicy minced meat Jungle 265 Red Chinchompa
File:Pawya.png Pawya 66 - Papaya fruit Isafdar 400 Raw pawya meat
File:Grenwall.png Grenwall 77 - Raw pawya meat Isafdar 1100 Grenwall spikes

See also


This article uses material from the "Box trap" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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