i took in a goat recently that apparently had never been fed hay before. seriously. it was in there for a week before he even touched it. he did nibble on plants in the yard, though. the people told me they had fed him dog food. i started out with hay, offered veggies, etc. like i said he ate stuff in the side yard, but really didn't identify hay and such as food no matter how i handled it. after a while, i offered him some of my dogs food. he had no interest. okay. well....... anyway. since then, he has come to understand that hay and vegetables are food. BUT i was low on money, so i switched to a low quality dog food for his yard companion, a dog. guess what, he freaked and when he found it in the dogs' bowl went to town. so, at least now i know what brand they were feeding him. lol. i looked at the ingredients, and the first one is corn. so makes sense he would prefer that over the higher quality one whose first ingredient is meat. have you ever heard of dog food eating goats before? he has gained a good amount of weight since i got him and his eyes seem better. but i may let him have his cheap brand dog food treat once in a while. lol. ruff.