Some people like to raise goats as pets. If you too want to raise small sized goat as pets, then you should try to learn more about this type of miniature goat breeds. Generally Pygmy goats are smaller in size and weight around 55 to 75 pounds. Other pets like dogs even weight more than 75 pounds.
Can Pygmy Goats Live Inside as Pets
Probably you are thinking that, it’s OK to bring the goats inside the house without any issues. But the question is that, can Pygmy goats live inside like other pets? In a word the answer is a big NO. Keeping Pygmy goats as pets is OK, but allowing them live inside is not ideal. For keeping animals as pet inside your house consider your another choice as pets. Pygmy goats just can’t live inside as pet.
Goats can destroy the things inside your house. They can destroy things through taste testing items or by climbing on top of things. A goat that is allowed to live inside, can eat everything, from your books or homework to the aforementioned stereo, couch and counter. Goats are smart enough and always love to test things out. They can climb, so you can also see them on your kitchen table and counters.
Pygmy goats are browsers like all other goats. They love to graze on the field and prefer the outdoors where they can browse and eat as they need to. Goats spend most of their time eating and drinking. They always search for more new foods. As a result of this nature, they can taste almost everything whatever they find inside the house, including your kitchen countertop, couch, books etc. So it will be very difficult for you to feed your pet goat inside the house. And they also spread the food elements (such as hay, grass or grain) throughout your house and you will need to clean the floor frequently.
Housebreaking a goat is absolutely very difficult. Usually goats eat and drink throughout the day. And as a result, they urinate and defecate throughout the day. Goat’s poop naturally come out at any time, although it’s possible to train a goat to urinate in a specific place. Your friends or relatives may not take a goat inside the house easily, they are likely to think otherwise.
Goats always require companion. Although they are friendly with humans, but they are herd animals and need company of their own kind. Dog, cat or any other pet don’t make a good goat companion. You can’t spend all the time with your goats, so they need company, at least another goat. That means, if you want to keep your goats inside like other pets, you have to keep at least two. And two goats inside your house can make your daily life more destructive. However, the conclusion is, ‘allowing Pygmy goats live inside your house is not ideal’. Raising goats as pets is absolutely OK, but allowing them inside the house is disgusting. If you need pets and want to keep them inside, consider another animals.