Companion Animal - Pygmy Goats
Most pygmy goats are kept outdoors where they can roam freely and search for their own food. If they do eat out of a feeding bucket, they will most likely just leave most of it on the ground... once they trample it, they don't want it. Food can be grass, plants, and grains
Pygmy goats are mostly outdoor pets, very uncommon for service animals
They are good with other goats, but they have to be trained to be friendly towards some other pets
Are they protective?
No, they aren't generally guard animals. They may fight other goats, but it's for fun.
- Need to be groomed regularly to prevent some health issues
- Trim hooves with a hoof trimmer (Every 6-8 weeks)
- Can get foot rot of not properly taken care of
- Check for bumps when grooming, it could be a wound/parasitical skin infection
- Clip hair during summer to cool the goat off
- Goats are very active
- It is recommended to get 2 pygmy goats so that they have someone to play with
- Goats need a lot of space
- A grassy pasture is best
- Goats are not good inside pets