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0000482Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Animalspublic2010-04-05 09:522012-03-29 12:50
Toady One 
lowminorhave not tried
0000482: Tame exotic pets don't show up in the Animals screen
It appears that animals that by all sense should be butcherable aren't. I bought raccoons, hoary marmots, foxes, deer and a mountain goat. Only the mountain goat was I able to butcher.
1. Purchase animals from elves.
2. Attempt to butcher them using the Animals section of the z-screen.
animals, butcher
has duplicate 0001123closed Footkerchief Imported Animals Not Owned 
has duplicate 0001345closed Footkerchief Some animals missing from animals screen 
has duplicate 0001994closed Footkerchief Animals not listed on Animal Screen 
has duplicate 0002438resolved Footkerchief Owned tame animals not showing up in stocksscreen 
has duplicate 0002979resolved Footkerchief Animals bought from (elven) caravan do not show up in animals screen 
has duplicate 0003782resolved Dwarfu Bought animals are not on the animal list 
related to 0002036resolved Dwarfu Dungeon Master doesn't allow taming/training of exotic pets/mounts 
related to 0003388resolved Toady One Traded vermin are unadoptable 
Issue History
2010-04-05 09:52AbuDhabiNew Issue
2010-04-05 10:05FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001105
2010-04-05 10:05FootkerchiefNote Edited: 0001105bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0001105#r353
2010-04-05 10:57QloosNote Added: 0001118
2010-04-05 10:57QloosTag Attached: animals
2010-04-05 10:57QloosTag Attached: butcher
2010-04-05 11:52FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001139
2010-04-05 13:05damoclesNote Added: 0001176
2010-04-06 00:32Khym ChanurNote Added: 0001370
2010-04-06 00:54FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001375
2010-04-07 03:01AbuDhabiNote Added: 0001709
2010-04-10 13:23monk12Note Added: 0002633
2010-04-10 13:25monk12Note Edited: 0002633bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0002633#r865
2010-04-10 16:18kaefermelderNote Added: 0002671
2010-04-10 16:53Dame de la LicorneIssue Monitored: Dame de la Licorne
2010-04-10 17:26kaefermelderNote Edited: 0002671bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0002671#r876
2010-04-13 21:53FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001123
2010-04-13 21:54FootkerchiefSummaryTame animals bought from elves not butcherable => Tame animals bought from elves don't show up in the Animals screen
2010-04-13 22:11Holy MittensNote Added: 0003402
2010-04-14 09:11slinkNote Added: 0003484
2010-04-19 20:07FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001345
2010-05-05 09:24FootkerchiefSummaryTame animals bought from elves don't show up in the Animals screen => Tame exotic pets don't show up in the Animals screen
2010-05-07 10:29king doomNote Added: 0006364
2010-05-20 09:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001994
2010-05-20 09:46FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: EvilGrin
2010-05-22 19:24FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002036
2010-06-23 12:26FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002438
2010-08-08 09:23FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002979
2010-08-08 09:23FootkerchiefCategoryCreatures => Dwarf Mode -- Interface, Animals
2010-08-10 10:00theqmannIssue Monitored: theqmann
2010-10-28 06:53Hieronymous AlloyIssue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2010-12-07 06:45DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003782
2011-04-08 04:45SocietalEclipseNote Added: 0017194
2011-08-19 19:38monk12Issue Monitored: monk12
2012-01-08 09:41DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0003388
2012-03-11 05:20Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-11 05:20Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-03-11 05:20Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-03-11 05:20Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-03-13 06:40Dame de la LicorneIssue End Monitor: Dame de la Licorne
2012-03-29 12:50monk12Issue End Monitor: monk12

2010-04-05 10:05   
What happened when you tried to mark them for slaughter? In what manner did it fail?

2010-04-05 10:57   
Reproducible on my end. The animals simply don't show up on the Z animal list, and can't be butchered from there.
2010-04-05 11:52   
Hmm. Does it work if they're first removed from their cages?
2010-04-05 13:05   
I have the same issue - you can slaughter them by using 'v'-'p' and set ready to slaughter, but they don't show up in the animals stock listing. Missing animals I have are:
hoary marmot, cougar, black bear. All 3 are wandering around my fort, and are can be slaughtered through 'v'-'p' but not through 'z'-animals.
Khym Chanur   
2010-04-06 00:32   
I noticed that (at least before the animals are bought from the Elves) that the caged animals the Elves bring show up under the units list as "Merchant". Maybe that has something to do with it.
2010-04-06 00:54   
SL in IRC says that this happens for animals that can't be tamed. I haven't verified that myself.
2010-04-07 03:01   
However, the unbutcherable animals I bought were listed as 'tame'. They were not possible to tame from the kennel menu - not showing up on there, even.
2010-04-10 13:23   
(edited on: 2010-04-10 13:25)
I also experience this problem, where some animals show up in the animal stock listing and others do not. Tame absentees include a pair of Foxes, Warthogs, Buzzards, raccoons, and an alligator, cougar, and turtle. An untamed raccoon also fails to appear. Curiously, although all the expected domestic animals appear they are also joined by the blue jay, cardinal, and hedgehog (vermin all), but not the turtle.

Although butchering is still possible by selecting individual critters, none of the absentees can be made pets. Will see whether the presence of the Dungeon Master returns the animals to the screen.

2010-04-10 16:18   
(edited on: 2010-04-10 17:26)
Funny. I have 4 black bears, all show up. + 1 grizzly bear. blue jay, hedgehog are on the list, turtle is missing. All other animals I traded are missing: muskox, deer, foxes, groundhog, wolves, buzzards, rhesus macaques, elk, warthog, alligator. Animals from immigration show up fine.

Muskox roams, rest in cage. All marked tame. No change now after releasing them.

Holy Mittens   
2010-04-13 22:11   
I believe this happens for animals that are exotic pets. The elves will bring them, but the exotic ones will be listed as simply, say Alligator (Tame) as opposed to Stray Alligator (Tame).
2010-04-14 09:11   
I had the same problem with warthogs. I changed them to [PET] instead of [PET_EXOTIC] in the raws for that save and they then appeared on my Z-Animals menu.
king doom   
2010-05-07 10:29   
Taming has never worked properly, mostly due to the exotic tag. If you don't have a dungeon master on site, the tag (which seems to be more of a yes/no flag) doesn't allow you to tame exotic animals, and it doesn't allow you to use the animals list to mark them as available for pets or slaughter. The big problem with this version is that the dungeon master (and all nobles) are bugged out and either never arrive, or arrive very, very, very, very rarely.
2011-04-08 04:45   
"The big problem with this version is that the dungeon master (and all nobles) are bugged out and either never arrive, or arrive very, very, very, very rarely."

Actually, in regards to this bug it doesn't matter if you have a Dungeon Master or not. With one in my fort my tamed Giant Desert Scorpions, Giant Jaguars, and Giant Leopards do not appear in the Animals status. The Giant Jaguars and Giant Leopards appear *after* training them as war/hunting animals but seeing as not all exotic creatures can be trained the underlying bug cannot be worked around without modding [PET_EXOTIC] -> [PET] and/or adding [TRAINABLE] in every instance.