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0003985Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Petspublic2011-02-17 00:112012-03-02 22:00
Toady One 
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0003985: Pets That Are Also [Grazer] Die Of Starvation
Had a pet piglet die of starvation. The owner lived in the rock layers and never ventured where there was grass, so not sure if he had just walked through some grass if that would have solved the issue.
Receive immigrant or make a grazer pet available to be adopted.
Pets can't be placed in the pasture.
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has duplicate 0004020resolved Dwarfu Pets with Grazer tag starving 
has duplicate 0004036resolved Dwarfu Pet Grazers get hungry 
Issue History
2011-02-17 00:11DwarfuNew Issue
2011-02-18 15:14DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004020
2011-02-18 15:25xrogaanIssue Monitored: xrogaan
2011-02-18 17:14janglurIssue Monitored: janglur
2011-02-18 21:01EyeMWingNote Added: 0015267
2011-02-20 10:57DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004036
2011-02-21 13:51FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2011-02-21 20:06RhenayaNote Added: 0015382
2011-02-21 20:06RhenayaIssue Monitored: Rhenaya
2011-02-26 15:56Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2011-02-26 15:56Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.20
2011-02-26 15:56Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2011-02-26 15:56Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2011-03-09 04:51DwarfuSticky IssueYes => No
2011-03-12 06:20RhenayaIssue End Monitor: Rhenaya
2012-03-02 22:00janglurIssue End Monitor: janglur

2011-02-18 21:01   
Related but probably intentional - if you chain a grazer in a grassy area, they trample their own food into oblivion and starve. If you chain a grazer in a non-grassy area, they starve much more quickly.

If we can get some animal feed, maybe we can finally use that animal care labor for something.
2011-02-21 20:06   
maybe grazer pets should get to grass on their own and not only follow thier owner, but i also have seen grazer getting hungry/starving even with grass (mostly the one with very low grazer values). chaining grazer pets is also a problem but here they couldnt even run on their own to get some grass.

of course the option to harvest hay (tool/weapon scythe inc? ^^) as pet food would be interesting change (the owner and animal caretaker will go and feed those animals then). grass can already be stockpiled anyway (or at least show up in the stockpiles)