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0000415Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Tradepublic2010-04-04 13:132012-03-11 05:35
Toady One 
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Windows XP Prof 32
0000415: Merchants' unpurchased small creatures can be placed in cages
Imported tame small creatures can be assigned to cages without buying them. The dwarves will go to the trade depot and steal the creatres to place them in one of your cages.
Wait for merchants to arrive with small tamed creatures. Assign the creatures to a built cage.
animals, cages, trade
related to 0001432resolved Toady One Elves sell you vermin in cages. Cages don't say that they are occupied by vermin. 
has duplicate 0000489closed Footkerchief Caging Un-Owned Small Animals 
has duplicate 0001633closed Footkerchief Imported vermin are always yours 
related to 0001538new  Dwarves constantly spam "cancels Release Small Creature: Need empty trap." 
related to 0000066resolved Toady One Cloth/thread stolen from traders for hospital 
Issue History
2010-04-04 13:13StebNew Issue
2010-04-04 17:01QloosTag Attached: trade
2010-04-04 17:01QloosTag Attached: animals
2010-04-04 17:01QloosTag Attached: cages
2010-04-05 10:29FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000489
2010-04-05 11:16katyrnynNote Added: 0001128
2010-04-16 08:43bronwenNote Added: 0003848
2010-04-19 03:08AreyarNote Added: 0004206
2010-04-22 10:26FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001432
2010-04-26 09:16FootkerchiefRelationship replacedparent of 0001432
2010-04-26 09:17FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0001538
2010-05-06 14:10FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001633
2010-05-06 14:10FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-05-07 23:04The ArchitectNote Added: 0006397
2010-05-07 23:04The ArchitectIssue Monitored: The Architect
2010-05-07 23:05The ArchitectNote Deleted: 0006397
2010-05-13 19:33Logical2uRelationship replacedrelated to 0001538
2010-05-28 11:03FootkerchiefNote Added: 0007425
2011-03-22 11:41FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0001432
2011-03-22 11:43FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000066
2012-02-26 10:36FootkerchiefSummaryimported small creatures can be placed in cages => Merchants' unpurchased small creatures can be placed in cages
2012-03-11 05:35Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-11 05:35Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-03-11 05:35Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-03-11 05:35Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One

2010-04-05 11:16   
Seconded. (And I wouldn't have submitted the duplicate had this item shown up when I searched for small animals or cages....)
2010-04-16 08:43   
I was just about to report this. Stolen creatures appear in Stocks but not in Animals (is this normal for tame vermin or specific to stolen ones?)

Also I don't recall actually being able to buy the small creatures even if I'd wanted to - I'll pay more attention next time.
2010-04-19 03:08   
Caught, tamed vermin can be placed in cage too.
2010-05-28 11:03   
This may be the same as an old bug:

# 000327 □ [dwarf mode][jobs][animal handling] it lets you select merchant animals on the cage assignment list