Green Hell: How to Build and Use Cage Traps

What are Cage Traps, and what are they used for?

Sick of eating bugs to keep your protein meter full in Green Hell? Perhaps it’s time to set up a few Cage Traps. These clever snares function similarly to the basic Stone Trap, except they are more likely to catch decent prey. This trap captures prey animals when they disturb the twig holding aloft a small stick cage.

This guide will walk you through building and utilizing Cage Traps and offer advice on the best places to set them.

How to build Cage Traps in Green Hell

Cage Trap Recipe in the Notebook
Cage Trap Recipe in the Notebook

Before constructing your Cage Trap, you’ll need to locate the prototype at the Abandoned Village point of interest. The trap can be found in the banana grove right next to the village. Once you’ve added the blueprint to your notebook, you can construct the Cage Trap with the following:

  • 9 Small Sticks
  • 16 Sticks
  • 5 Rope

How to use Cage Traps in Green Hell

Consider what you are planning to trap and where that prey can be found. While traps will spawn prey animals in them with enough time, placing your traps in a location where prey animals can wander into them will drastically increase their yield. Here are some locations to help make your traps more effective:

Placing Indicator for the Cage Trap in Green Hell
Placing a Cage Trap in an Ideal Location

1. Banana Groves

If you want to focus on capturing spiders rather than other small game, you can build your traps in groves of banana trees. Brazilian Wandering Spiders regularly spawn near banana trees, and having several of them in one place increases their spawn rate. This method of trapping probably won’t keep you well-fed, but it’s better than starving.

2. Rivers and Marshes

Cane Toads commonly spawn on the muddy banks of rivers and near marshes. Marshes can be identified by the presence of bamboo shoots and standing green water. Poison Dart Frogs also commonly spawn in these areas, so be careful not to pick one of them up accidentally.

3. Flat Ground

Mice spawn most often on areas of flat ground near anthills and man-made structures. The Airstrip, in particular, is an excellent place to trap mice, as they rapidly spawn near the electrical shed. Keeping a certain amount of brush in the area is important to attract mice, but you can clear a small area to build the trap without affecting the spawn rate of mice.

What Cage Traps can catch in Green Hell

Looking at a Cane Toad Inside a Cage Trap in Green Hell
Triggered Cage Trap with a Cane Toad Inside
Brazilian Wandering SpiderProtein SourceUncommon
CentipedeProtein SourceVery Rare
ScorpionProtein SourceVery Rare (location dependent)
Goliath Birdeater SpiderProtein Source, MedicineRare (location dependent)
Cane ToadProtein SourceCommon
MouseProtein SourceCommon
Caiman LizardProtein SourceRare

Pros and cons of Cage Traps


  • You will likely require several of these traps in order to keep your protein needs satisfied
  • Eating spiders will drain your sanity, and doing so regularly may become detrimental
  • These traps cannot catch any prey capable of producing Bones
  • Cage Traps cannot be constructed from bamboo


  • Cage Traps are simple and cheap to make
  • Toad and mouse meat can be used to cook soup
  • They are more likely to catch meat-producing prey than Stone Traps
  • Cages can capture the Goliath Birdeater spider for use in medicine

Tips and tricks for using Cage Traps

Inventory Screen with Maggots Highlighted
Maggots and Larvae can Increase the Capture Speed
  • Harvesting lots of mice and toads can rapidly increase your animal harvesting skill, making a trap line useful for grinding skill levels
  • These traps cannot capture anything larger than a toad, so don’t expect a snake to get caught in it
  • Make sure to pick up a captured spider before opening the trap, as they can deliver a poisonous bite
  • These traps can be baited with larvae or maggots to increase their capture speed

Final thoughts on Cage Traps

Don’t set these traps expecting a feast, but with a properly maintained trap line, you can at least keep yourself fed. Creepy Jar set the prototype for this trap near the starting point for the story, likely as a natural progression from the Stone Trap and generally eating bugs. Now you can have roasted frog legs for dinner!

Looking for some more hints to help you stay alive in the jungle? Check out our 10 Tips for Getting Started.

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