The only problem with this, is that many stores with wild caught animals filter them as imports instead.
Ah, I see. That does make things difficult. How unfortunate.
Can we then filter both if need be?
We have actually been discussing how to improve the advanced search filters lately and animal origin is on our list
Can we also do something for making it so sellers can’t filter as imported if they have wild caught animals? Maybe include a farm bred option too.
I was looking through an animal species today where there are a lot of imported animals. I don’t want to see the animals that are imported/farm bred/wild caught, but there isn’t a way to do that. I can select animal origins, but I have to select either self-produced or domestically produced. That would mean making two searches and not being able to easily compare some animals together on the same page. Since imported doesn’t count as a trait I can’t exclude that from the search. I think the best way to fix this would be to have the Animal Origins work somewhat like Genes and Traits where you can select multiple and/or exclude multiple traits/origins.
Before I merge, this is a similar request right…?
Both are about improvements for the origin filter, so yes, they are similar.
They are the same idea, but Erie brought the new point that this should be a multi-select field, not a singular one as it is now.
A lot of the time, I see sellers listing wild caught animals as imported instead. Like sure it had to be imported to get to the states, but it should probably be listed as wild caught first so people don’t think it is something like a German import from breeders. Maybe we could get something like ‘imported -WC’ and ‘imported -CB/CBB’ on MM.
Excellent suggestion!! “Imported” currently is true as far as it goes but going farther would be good. Those of us who’ve been around the hobby for a while may recognize that an imported corn snake wasn’t WC, but an imported Oriental rat snake was probably taken from the wild. There are many who wouldn’t know that’s the animal’s origin.
Great idea, @ashleyraeanne.
I see this a lot in species that are often imported (green tree pythons, day geckos, etc.), so I think this is a great idea.
Great idea because some imports are actually CBB, just in another country!
Another filter that would be good to add would be farm bred. That way people can’t just say domestically produced for animals that probably came from less than ideal conditions.
Yes that’s another great idea! The more information for the buyer makes a more confident buyer!
Could we also add more to the sorting options? Such as selecting multiple sorting options? Example: say I’m looking for a female, recently posted, most genes, highest price. Or add that option into the advance search tool?
Some of these ideas are nice but pretty complicated. The thing we can do in the near term is to make the new animal origin filter be a multi-select so you can choose either self-produced or domestic.
Sounds great John! I suppose less is best sometimes if it gets the job done!