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0001677Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Petspublic2010-05-01 11:582014-07-29 15:29
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformWindowsOSXP64OS Version
Product Version0.31.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.34.06 
Summary0001677: Exotic pets do not breed
I bought a pair of tame warthogs from elves, male and female. They have been roaming free in the fort for years and there hasn't been a single piglet.

Likewise in an earlier fort (in .01) I bought giant leopards and tigers and such, and they did not reproduce either.
Steps To Reproduce
1. Start a fort.
2. Wait for elves to show up.
3. Buy a bunch of animals that are [PET_EXOTIC]. Check to make sure you get both sexes.
4. Keep playing.
5. Observe absence of offspring.

Additional Information
This may be partially caused by the nobility bug leading into absence (and permanent un-appointability) of dungeon masters.

No dungeon master -> exotic pets do not exist in z-animals -> stuff happens (or in this case, doesn't)

I don't know if anyone has managed to mod themselves a dungeon master, but it would be interesting to see if that changes anything.
TagsCLOSE THIS, pet_exotic
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Footkerchief (manager)
2010-05-01 12:33

"You sold me... queer giraffes."
Egregius (reporter)
2010-05-01 18:45

Same here (with alligators, leopards and tigers no less) though I'm wondering if the lack of offspring is because my captured elephants+dogs+cats breeding like rabbits have filled up some animal limit (I know there's a limit per species, not aware of a general one). I'm at 280 animals atm.
Jiri Petru (reporter)
2010-05-01 19:04

I guess this has something to do with not having the animals in the Z menu. My black bears didn't breed until I trained them for war. Then they appeared in the Z menu and started breeding.

Try this:
Give the [TRAINABLE] tag to any animal that "doesn't work" now. Train it. It should appear in the Z menu and start breeding.
Kumquat (reporter)
2010-05-02 02:14

The giant leopards were trained for war but did not breed anyway. I don't remember if they appeared in the Z menu, however.
Jiri Petru (reporter)
2010-05-02 02:31

Oh, right... the black bears are [PET]s, not [PET_EXOTIC]s. Nevermind then.
Kumquat (reporter)
2010-05-05 13:37

Indeed. I modded warthogs to be [PET] in the savegame raws and now they started popping piglets like little piglet cannons. Bought a bunch more from an elf mercahavalance.
king doom (reporter)
2010-05-05 16:33

You need a dungeon master for critters with the exotic tag to be able to breed. It's always been like that, was quite fun in previous versions when the DM would arrive and every cave croc in the underground river would spontaneously give birth.

The problem with this version is, the DM never, ever arrives.
kwieland (reporter)
2010-09-06 20:55

Can confirm this bug with .12 I'm off to find the workaround (changing pet_exotic to pet, right?)
Porkness (reporter)
2010-10-30 16:55
edited on: 2010-10-30 16:55

Confirmed that pets still don't breed in 0.31.16

Altaree (reporter)
2011-03-18 10:27

Confirmed that EXOTIC pets still don't breed in 0.31.18
SocietalEclipse (reporter)
2011-04-06 11:52

Still present in 0.31.25. Adding "[APPOINTED_BY:MAYOR]" to the Dungeon Master raws allows you to get one but it has no effect of this bug or on 0002036: Dungeon Master doesn't allow taming/training of exotic pets/mounts.
Hieronymous Alloy (reporter)
2011-07-25 12:45

One easy workaround for this is to mod the raws in your savegame and simply change the [PET_EXOTIC] animal to a simple [PET]. They'll both become tameable and start breeding.
MasterofYoda (reporter)
2012-05-04 14:34

Exotic pets still don't breed in 0.34.07 - and after I went to all the trouble of setting up a multi-z-level underground pasture for my giant flying squirrels.
daenyth (reporter)
2012-05-05 17:12

I've seen this too - my Giant Coyotes haven't been producing anything.
ellindsey (reporter)
2012-05-06 09:30

Counterexample: In a 34.07 fortress, I have successfully bred giraffes, Grey Langurs, Giant Grey Langurs, Giant Sparrows, Warthogs, Wild Boars, and have a Giant Wren sitting on eggs I expect to hatch. All of these were wild-caught and trained, not caught from the elves. The raws I am using are heavily modded, but all these creatures are still [PET_EXOTIC].
Rhenaya (reporter)
2012-05-06 18:47

caught wild and tamed is different... maybe its intentional that elves neuter their pets to ensure you buy more from them? :x
Syndic (reporter)
2012-05-08 10:37

my elf-bought orangutans bred nicely, so I don't think PET_EXOTIC (they are) or "bought from elves" causes infertility.
Kumquat (reporter)
2012-06-10 15:23

This seems to be indeed gone with the animal training rewrite.
Footkerchief (manager)
2012-06-10 16:15

Please PM me on the forums if this problem is still present.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-05-01 11:58 Kumquat New Issue
2010-05-01 12:33 Footkerchief Note Added: 0005844
2010-05-01 18:45 Egregius Note Added: 0005872
2010-05-01 19:04 Jiri Petru Note Added: 0005873
2010-05-02 02:14 Kumquat Note Added: 0005904
2010-05-02 02:31 Jiri Petru Note Added: 0005905
2010-05-02 18:55 Khym Chanur Issue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-05-03 12:21 BP1986 Issue Monitored: BP1986
2010-05-05 13:35 Kumquat Tag Attached: pet_exotic
2010-05-05 13:37 Kumquat Note Added: 0006211
2010-05-05 16:33 king doom Note Added: 0006218
2010-07-10 18:05 Jordix Issue Monitored: Jordix
2010-09-06 20:55 kwieland Note Added: 0012461
2010-09-07 07:22 Hieronymous Alloy Issue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2010-09-07 10:32 Dame de la Licorne Issue Monitored: Dame de la Licorne
2010-10-30 16:55 Porkness Note Added: 0013562
2010-10-30 16:55 Porkness Note Edited: 0013562 View Revisions
2010-11-30 08:41 wRAR Issue Monitored: wRAR
2010-12-20 12:41 snelg Issue Monitored: snelg
2011-03-18 10:27 Altaree Note Added: 0016353
2011-03-18 14:43 RossM Issue Monitored: RossM
2011-04-06 11:52 SocietalEclipse Note Added: 0017136
2011-07-09 18:01 Beeskee Issue Monitored: Beeskee
2011-07-22 17:10 Vherid Issue Monitored: Vherid
2011-07-25 12:45 Hieronymous Alloy Note Added: 0018309
2012-05-04 14:34 MasterofYoda Note Added: 0022430
2012-05-05 17:12 daenyth Issue Monitored: daenyth
2012-05-05 17:12 daenyth Note Added: 0022438
2012-05-06 09:30 ellindsey Note Added: 0022442
2012-05-06 18:47 Rhenaya Note Added: 0022443
2012-05-08 10:37 Syndic Note Added: 0022453
2012-06-10 15:23 Kumquat Tag Attached: CLOSE THIS
2012-06-10 15:23 Kumquat Note Added: 0022949
2012-06-10 16:15 Footkerchief Note Added: 0022950
2012-06-10 16:15 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2012-06-10 16:15 Footkerchief Fixed in Version => 0.34.06
2012-06-10 16:15 Footkerchief Resolution open => fixed
2012-06-10 16:15 Footkerchief Assigned To => Toady One
2013-05-20 05:53 Dame de la Licorne Issue End Monitor: Dame de la Licorne
2014-07-29 15:29 Vherid Issue End Monitor: Vherid

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