Starving Pet Squirrel?

Not sure if this is a bug or a new feature of Alpha 11 (first experimental).

My trapper’s pet squirrel shows the food thought bubble and has a red starving status icon:

Poor little fella disappeared a little later. Have save if needed.

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Did you have any food nearby?

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Yeah had a normal stockpile with pretty much every type available, maybe 40-60 voxels away.

From your response I’m guessing that pets needing to eat is just an existing feature I hadn’t noticed before, and the only potential bug here is the pet not accessing available food?

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[quote=“Tacit_Exit, post:3, topic:14430”]
From your response I’m guessing that pets needing to eat is just an existing feature I hadn’t noticed before,
[/quote]they do indeed need to eat.

that would be correct.

I wondered why my pets seemed to haunt the food stockpiles in previous games :blush:

So here is another screenshot showing distance to food. Note there are no placed crates in this world.

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in alpha 11 i have noticed that pathing has become harder for the hearthlings so it lowers the range of max destination by quite a bit. I suggest making a small stockpile close to pet to feed it for now

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