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Pygmy Goats

Our Pygmy Goats were donated by Godstone Farm.


Fun Facts

  • Goats can vary in size from 35 lbs pygmy goats to 230 lbs.
  • Goats’ pupils (like many hooved animals) are rectangular. This gives them vision for 320 to 340 degrees (compared to humans with 160-210) around them without having to move and they are thought to have excellent night vision.
  • Goats are known for their willingness to eat almost anything! Behaviorists think goats chew these items to find out more about them and to see if they are edible.
  • For centuries, the young of a goat have been called kids. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the word kid was extended to children.
  • Pygmy goats are pregnant for between 145 and 153 days.
  • Goats give birth to one or two kids; each weighs about two to four pounds at birth, but can stand and nurse within minutes. They can run and jump within four hours of birth.
  • Each kid has a unique call, and along with its scent, that is how its mother recognizes it from birth – not by sight.
  • Like human kids, goat kids like to snuggle.
  • The 'kid pile' is a common sight in the barn nursery, as they curl up with each other for companionship and warmth.

 

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