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Buck

African Pygmy Goat

Overall satisfaction

2.5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Male

Appearance

2/5

Temperament

2/5

Health

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat production

0/5

Milk production

0/5

Fiber quality

0/5

Commercial value

2/5

Buck Buck's

By

United States

Posted Mar 18, 2015

I was pretty conscientious in learning about goats before buying one. The goat I purchased was not for 'pet' use per se, but most people do tend to familiarize themselves and become fond of their goats. I tried that and it didn't work. After the third time of horns going into my legs, I decided that this goat didn't want to be my friend and just wanted to be.

The goat itself was not an aggressive breed, but was somewhat territorial, especially after we added the female goat. Feeding and cleaning after the goats was relatively easy because goats eat everything, which can also be a concern for 'to-be' owners. There are some plants that are not nice to goats, but for the majority of vegetation, they take it well.

My one goat cleared a half acre of land and kept it clear for the good part of it's stay with me. I had to get rid of the goat when I entered the Military so I gave him to another farmer.

A water source and proper shelter from stormy elements are required. We built a lean-to shed and it was suitable enough for Buck and his companion. A good mixture of corn, grain, and fresh vegetables help the goat keep healthy and otherwise they eat whatever they find.

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