Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
6001, South Africa
Posted Dec 21, 2013
The South African Boer Goat, like all of the Goat family, is a wonderful addition to any household fortunate to accommodate a farm animal however should you be considering the purchase please make sure that not only is your property fitting, your patience must be too! The saying “As stubborn as a Goat” is definitely no lie and these four legged characterful creatures can often take much time and patience to train.
Head butting is a favored action of any growing Goat and this should at all times be discouraged. Once your pet Goat takes a liking to butting you as a means of expression of either anger or playfulness, you could find yourself at the receiving end of quite a bit of pain and frustration. The Boer Goat should never be kept alone, a pair is the minimum. The social aspect of this pet splashes over into its connection to its owners, however in order for a healthy emotional state to develop always raise two or more goats at a time.
Provide your Boer Goats with a counterpart for each other and then you had better make provision for the crave for climbing these goats innately have. There is no place that these intrepid hooved adventurers will not travel. As cute as this may sound it can also be a safety hazard, be certain not to leave any dangerous areas uncovered and unattended in the presence of a young Boer Goat. Young ones are among the cutest farm animals to be seen but the purchase of these highly intelligent and highly inquisitive pets should be carefully considered for those less than diligently responsible.