Female goat drinking her pee?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by harvestmoonGal, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. harvestmoonGal

    harvestmoonGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She peed today and started to drink it. I can't find anything about female goats drinking their pee, but I know males do.

    She's about 9 months old pygmy female. There is two 7 month old nigerian dwarf females with her. She is constantly budding them.
    Can some one tell me why she is drinking her own pee?
     
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    You sure she's a doe? Could she be a hermaphrodite?
     
  3. harvestmoonGal

    harvestmoonGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm positive she's a doe. I know they can be gay, I just hope not.
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Huh? What do you mean by gay? Most animals are bi-sexual to some degree meaning they will respond to either sex. I have never heard of gay goats but I have heard of homosexual sheep and that is a real problem with significant economic impact. The ewes don't get bred if the rams are busy chasing each other. Do you think your goat may be a hermaphrodite? That is not the same thing as being gay. Part the lips of the vulva on your goat. If the clitoris is enlarged, like the size of a pea, she is a hermaphrodite or intersex of some sort. Meaning neither male nor female. My experience with goats that are hermaphrodites has not been positive. Mine have been obnoxious and worse than bucks to handle, and the older they get the worse they are.
     
  5. harvestmoonGal

    harvestmoonGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wanting to breed them so I was searching the web and I came to this page

    http://fiascofarm.com/goats/breeding.htm


    At the bottom of the list is a article for gay/ confused goats. I just didn't know if a female goat drinking her own pee was normal..
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    All I can say about Fiasco Farm's information about breeding goats is . . . . Take it with a LARGE grain of salt. . . .
     
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  7. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    BUT I am hoping there is an answer for the OP.....
     
  9. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    There is an answer. A simple one. Either the animal is a hermaphrodite or she isn't. If she isn't, there's nothing to worry about. If she comes in heat and cycles normally, obviously she isn't a hermaphrodite. If she acts like a buck and has an enlarged clitoris, she is. In that case, get out the cook book.
     
  10. harvestmoonGal

    harvestmoonGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has came in to heat before. So this means she's okay?
     
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