Among all the different breeds
of goats, pygmy goats make the best pets. However, you need to
do a lot of background reading before you get one as a pet. Make
sure that you have all the equipment and the facilities that you
will need before you even buy your first pygmy goat.
Although they make good companions, having pygmy goats as pets
is not for everyone. Taking care of them is definitely different
from having a dog or a cat. They have different needs and very
different personalities and you should familiarize yourself with
them before you even take that first leap.
Since they are considered as livestock, you cannot expect your
backyard to be enough for them. You need big grounds for them to
feed and to live on. You also need to check your town's
regulations about his matters, because different places hold
varying rules about this situation.
A well-ventilated barn is a necessity for
raising pygmy goats as
pets. You need to build one sleeping bench for every pygmy goat.
You also need to ensure that the barn has a well-built roof that
will protect your goats from the heat of the sun and from the
rain. Build a fence around the grazing ground to keep the goats
from wandering away and to keep the predators out.
Keeping pygmy goats as pets will only require hay for feeding.
You can occasionally give them grains or fruit pulps as rewards.
Keep them away from azaleas and rhodendons because they will
poison the goats.
Of course, they need fresh water all the time so make sure that
the barn has a fresh supply of running water.
Goats are actually quite friendly animals. They are quite smart,
too. Even if you cannot train them to do the usual fetching
tricks, you may train them to go to different places on command.
However, every goat has its own distinct personality so make
sure that you accommodate every single one of them.
You should also know that you cannot have just one pygmy type of
goat. They are social creatures and they need to be around other
goats to survive. So before you raise pygmy goats as pets, make
sure that you have enough space and resources to take care of
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