Goats are traditionally
classified as farm animals until the turn of the century when
some people who love exotic pets chose goats as house companion.
Rearing goats as pets may sound odd but goats traveled long to
get to their status today.
About 10,000 years ago, goats were mainly domesticated animals.
They are kept by Neolithic farmers as source of food - meat and
milk - and useful materials such as clothing, utensils. The
goats dung was used for making fuel. Raising goats as pets at
home is no longer news to the circle of exotic pet lovers but
these people have good reasons to want them at home.
One of the good characteristics that appeal to pet lovers is
that goats are naturally friendly, sociable, and curious. Apart
from this, many also find their appearance darkly profound yet
amiable because of their big eyes. Depending on the breed, the
goats' look varies.
Raising goats as pets is not a very complicated job. Sometimes
it can be fun even for kids. One just has to keep in mind the
general and basic goat care to prolong their life expectancy and
enjoy their company. At most, a goat's life may last up to 15
years or more. Like choosing dogs, you as the owner must
determine why you want to get a goat as a pet instead of a dog
or a cat. Once your true intention is realized, that is the only
time you can choose your breed as each also has their own
Another thing is the number of goats you plan to get. For your
information, these are sociable mammals that do not like being
alone. They love having companion to share their curiosity with
and keeping only one would make them feel upset in the long run.
Having a pet male goat (buck) also means having a female goat
(doe). If you are not really after raising a herd, you can get
two males or two females instead.
Raising goats as pets mean taking responsibility and commitment.
If you have chosen a goat to be your pet, you must also be ready
for their innate habits. Remember that they are popular for
their ceaseless chewing. They can chew on anything from grass to
tin cans. Goats practically anything they find and the grass on
your lawn is no exception.
The goats' shelter would also be an important thing to take care
of. You must know that goats are not sensitive animals but they
should be provided a comfortable abode. Give them a moderately
cool place to live in where they are protected from extreme heat
and they would not get wet when during the rain. An occasional
check-up would also be something to be ready for to protect them
These are just some of the important things to reflect on in
raising goats as pets. Just remember that goats are like other
animals that need appropriate care to make your friendship last
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