After taking all kinds of animals with us on a trip around the map to make tons of gold, we encountered several problems with animals on ships. 1. Animals jumping around. Everything bigger than a Tier 1 animal started jumping up and down on the spot they were standing after some time on sea. This didnt change our game expirience on this trip but at a certain amount of animals being on the ship this can cause some problems. 2. Animals dropping a floor up or down on anchoring. This was annoying but didnt cause any greater problems since we could still drag them out of the ship with follow and place them back on top of the ship. 3. Animals starting to fly after anchoring. I dont realy know how and why but our elephant decided to head skywards with a number of small jumps. Dont know if he would come back down on his own but we stopped his trip by whistleling him and he fel down. 4. Animals disappearing. We werent keeping an eye on every animal all the time so on some point a horse got lost. Dont know how and why but it simply happened. 5. Animals losing their passive setting after server crash. Server crashes somehow cause animals to switch to neutral in some situations and its not funny when your elephant decides to meele the ghost ship midfight. My suggestion for these problem would be some kind of animal boxes according to the tier of the animal. The animals can be locked to the pens like npc crewmates can be locked onto a cannon or chair. Also with the same option over the actionwheel. For tier 1 animals i would suggest a small box. In these boxes chicken would still lay eggs and you can pick them up and any shoulder animal can be taken out of it and placed on your shoulder with an actionwheel option. These boxes can be placed anywhere on the ship since you can also carry these animal For tier 2 animals i would suggest animal pens. Something like horseboxes in stables in real life. Any resource animal can still be accesed by standing in front of the box to gather its ressources. I would lock these boxes to places cannons lock into when gunports are present to cause somepoint of decission between transporting animals and having fighting power (i know people build 3 story cannon towers on top of the ship and dont need gunports anymore but i dont like free placement of the animalboxes in this case.). They can also placed on top of the ship but will be easily destroyed there by ghost ship in pve and other players in pvp. For tier 3 animals i would suggest some kind of pole they get "chained" to. These poles take up like 2x2 space in foundations. These poles can only be placed on top of the ship because the animals are simply to big to be under deck and are kind of durable to substain ghostships, other ships and the "strength" of the animal roleplaywise, maybe costing alloy to justify the sturdiness. I hope you like my suggestion and give your feedback to my ideas.