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Pygmy goats
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hyperkittie    Posted 03-29-2002 at 18:25:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
need o convince paents to let me have two, any suggestions?

Cathy    Posted 03-30-2002 at 06:15:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
One other thing,,,make sure they are both girls! or wethers. Do Not get a billy goat. When the mating season comes around they get very mean to anything that isn't a girl! I have 11 goats and they are fun to watch, but Becky is right, they are a full time job. Take more time than people kids....

Hogman    Posted 03-31-2002 at 01:28:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
The greatest enjoyment I got from Our Pigmy goat herd was was lookin at'em in tha rear view mirror as We drove away from tha new owners barnyard!

All Billy goats are nasty but a pigmy billy can give a whole new meanin ta tha word!!!!!!!!!

morgan    Posted 04-11-2003 at 19:53:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I find pygmy goats to be good natured and a lot of fun. But they are chewing on our madrone trees. Does anyone have any suggestions of something that repels them? I've given them trunks of trees we've cut down in their barn, tried the bar of soap,it doesn't deter them at all. thanks!

Becky    Posted 03-30-2002 at 05:42:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Before you get involved with pygmy, read up on them. Ask yourself why you really want them. "Cause they're so cute" won't last long if you don't have a good, sturdy, HIGH pen to keep them in when you're not home.
I have 7 pygmy, they are great to have, but, they are also a handfull and a full time job. Two were rescued from a near by community, escaped from somewhere, never claimed and left to run amuck. When cornered in a barn, we were called to come get them or they would be shot.
They will chew on anything, rub, or climb on anything, including cars. So never, never, ever put something next to the fence. They will use it for a ladder to get out. They are very curious, almost too curious for thier own good.
So, talk to your parents, and listen to what they have to say. If you are in school, who's going to tend to them when you're not home?
Just some things to think about, before you get some, get attached to them, and then find out how much work they are.

LazyHorse    Posted 03-30-2002 at 04:37:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pygmy goats are a lot of fun, but make sure you have a really good pen to keep them in since they are escape artists. They can also be very destructive to houses and other buildings if they get board. They will eat and rub their horns on anything so you have to feed them plenty, and keep them ocupied with toys to prevent problems.

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