What are pygmy goats and why should I get one?
What is this Smore About?
- white, medium, or dark carmel
- dark (red) caramel
- silver-light grey agouti
- medium grey agout
- dark grey agouti
- black with frosted points
- solid black and
This is the agouti pattern. Many people know it from the color of most huskies.
Pygmy Goats Horns
This pygmy is a good example of showing horns. However, most pygmies horns don't grow this big.
This bulldog is probably about the same height as a large pygmy goat. Not all get to be this tall.
Pygmy Goats Horns
Are Pygmy Goats Good Pets?
If you're going to get a pygmy goat as a pet, you need to know about breeding. Some people get their pygmies neuter. However, if you don't young males can breed as early as two years old. Most breeders try to wait about 12 to 18 months before breeding pygmies. Now if you're not a breeder, and you want to breed your miniature goat, you're going to either want to find a doe or buck from someone else. A pygmies gestation period is about five months or 145 to 155 days. While pregnant you're going to want to feed your doe plenty of food and water. Sometimes during pregnancy does get very aggressive. When this happens most people get the pygmy dehorned. Most vets will be able to do this for you. By doing this you can insure that your pregnant pygmy will not hurt one of your other pets of goats. Does on average have two to three kids. They can however have up to five. Lastly, does can give birth every nine to twelve months.
The last most important thing to know about having a pygmy goat is their health. You need to make sure that you have a vet near by for the very few medical problems pygmies have. Most of their medical problems have to do with their stomachs. Goats in general have stomachs very similar to cows. Many people think that when their pygmy belches very loudly something is wrong. As a matter of fact the more the belch the better. Belching helps pygmies clear their stomach. By clearing their stomach, there is less of a chance of medical problems. This is simply because the most seen problems are digestive.
In this presentation personal reasons, such as I didn't get all A's on my report card, will not be accounted for me to get a pygmy goat. Deals will be made once whomever agrees that a pygmy goats would make a great pet for me.