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The Pygmy Goat is hardy, alert and animated, good-natured and gregarious; a docile, responsive pet, a cooperative provider of milk, and an ecologically effective browser. The Pygmy goat is an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virtually all climates.
Pygmy goats are precocious breeders, bearing one to four young every nine to twelve months after a five month gestation period. Does are usually bred for the first time at about twelve to eighteen months, although they may conceive as early as two months if care is not taken to separate them early from bucklings. Newborn kids will nurse almost immediately, begin eating grain and roughage within a week, and are weaned by three months of age.
I decided in the early part of 1990 that I had had enough with cattle so I wanted something that would give me the love that I gave them. I purchased two pygmy goats that were born on February 28, 1990 and after five weeks of nursing on mama I was able to take them home. I named them EBay and Yahoo. They were a hoot and I enjoyed them so much until the time came too relocated to Florida and I gave them both to a good home where they had plenty of other goatees to play and have fun.
After we got settled here in Florida I needed to have my goats again so in 2008 I brought two goats home, Laverne and Shirley. Laverne was two years old and Shirley was just a baby. You can't just have one goat, you need two or more. They are very social and one goat would have been extremely lonely. About a month after we brought the two goatees home and got them settle, I brought home one more baby, Cheyenne, better known as "Miss Piggy".
As time went on, Laverne was bred and we had twins on March 1, 2009. They were so cute. One white doe, Bootsy because her lower legs were black and one doe, Betsy and her color was Agouti. Now we had five goats and everything was going great until the babies got older and they became very hard to manage. Don’t ask me why because we handle them all the time. When it came time for worming or grooming they would not come to us. We tried everything to get them calmer. The other three goats were fine. So in November of 2010 we sold them to a wonderful home in Fruitland, Florida. We keep in touch and last month Bootsy had a single buck. So cute and he looks just like his mother. I will just keep the two goats for now. I let them out of their penned in area and they roam around the yard and in the barn.
If anyone wants a companion for an outside animal, get a pygmy, you won’t be sorry.