Tame is a designation given to animals and vermin. Tame animals can be taken as pets and will not attack dwarves, except if they tasted dwarf blood in the past; in that case they will stay dangerous even if they are tamed.
Taming a wild animal requires a kennel, and uses the animal trainer skill. Tame dogs can be further trained into hunting or war dogs.
Taming exotic animals requires having the Dungeon master noble settled.
Tame animals that are not already pets are treated as livestock, and you can ready them for slaughter (at the butcher's shop) on the z-status-animals screen. If a tame animal dies by any means other than slaughtering at a butcher's shop, it cannot be butchered; its meat and skin can not be salvaged. Once its corpse rots away, its bones and skull can be used to make objects.
Tame animals like to hang out in meeting area zones and rooms.
If a meeting zone is designated, sometimes Tame animals will stay there forever, refusing to leave even if they are starving. This can be negated by removing the meeting zone.
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These are the prices you pay when you trade for caged tame animals and the amounts dwarves have to spend to claim pets after the dwarven economy has started. An animal's value as a pet is independent of its material multiplier.
||Giant cave spider, Giant desert scorpion
||Basking shark, Whale, Whale shark
||Cave crocodile, Giant bat, Giant olm, Giant toad, Polar bear
||Giant cave swallow, Giant eagle, Saltwater crocodile
||Bilou, Black-crested gibbon, Black-handed gibbon, Bonobo, Bull shark, Chimpanzee, Elephant, Frill shark, Giant rat, Gorilla, Gray gibbon, Great white shark, Grizzly bear, Hammerhead shark, Longfin mako shark, Manta ray, Marlin, Ocean sunfish, One-humped camel, Orangutan, Pileated gibbon, Shortfin mako shark, Siamang, Silvery gibbon, Swordfish, Tiger shark, Two-humped camel, White-browed gibbon, White-handed gibbon
||Blue shark, Conger eel, Hippo, Walrus
||Naked mole dog, Giant mole
||Black bear, Cow, Muskox, Nurse shark, Sturgeon
||Angelshark, Blacktip reef shark, Bluefin tuna, Bluefish, Cheetah, Cod, Coelacanth, Common skate, Donkey, Giant cheetah, Giant grouper, Giant lion, Giant tiger, Great barracuda, Halibut, Horse, Lion, Longnose gar, Mule, Opah, Pike, Sea lamprey, Spiny dogfish, Spotted wobbegong, Stingray, Tiger, Tigerfish, Whitetip reef shark
||Cougar, Elk, Fox squirrel, Giant jaguar, Giant leopard, Jaguar, Knuckle worm, Leopard, Warthog
||Carp, Deer, Gazelle, Groundhog, Hoary marmot, Mandrill, Milkfish, Mountain goat, Rhesus macaque, Wolf
||Bat, Blue jay, Cardinal, Cave swallow, Dog, Grackle, Oriole, Red-winged blackbird
||Cat, Demon rat, Fluffy wambler, Moghopper, Two-legged rhino lizard
||Chipmunk, Gray squirrel, Hedgehog, Lizard, Rat, Red squirrel, Toad, Turtle
||Cave spider, Fire snake, Gremlin, Olm, Phantom spider, Purring maggot