Why is my inquiry too old to create a rating?
We allow users 90 days from the time of their inquiry OR from the time which the animal is marked as sold to leave a rating. This period is long enough to accommodate the vast majority of purchases. If a seller wishes to extend the rating period they may mark the animal as sold to that user again.
The most accurate ratings can be left when the experience is still fresh in both the mind of the buyer and seller. Also, if there are disagreements then they are best sorted out around the time of purchase. This may be why other sites like Ebay have the same type of policy.
An additional reason we do not allow unbounded ratings is to protect sellers from negative ratings about health issues that arise well after the purchase. Once sold, the well-being of the animal is largely out of the control of the seller and is more a function of the owner's care.