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Nigerian Dwarfs like well trained dogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dixygirl, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very loving and affectionate little pets, but they are a bit mischievous at times and need a strong hand.

    Please tell me about your experiences raising goats
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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seek guidance?? I must have the wrong breed... mine only seeks treats from me..
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    6 months old and still on a bottle? It should be weaned by now.
     
  4. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the bottle baby is a month old, not the 6 month old LOL.
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My largest does are 155lbs. Not even the same class of goat when you start dealing with them. I have 9 total including 1 nigi and 2 angoras.
     
  6. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the larger 155 pound breeds woud be a lot more challenging !
    The nigi dwarf adult is much smaller than that. I can pick her up and carry her if I need to. I don't think I will ever get a large breed of goat like that. I like the small dwarf types LOL
     
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  7. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where do you live? I want a couple goats and these sounds like what I want. Anything that plays and wants to follow me around is after my own heart!! [​IMG]
     
  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any for sale. But I am sure you can find some near you.
    Note, it is important who you buy them from. I got mine from a family with small children under 5 yrs old. These particular goats were treated like children just like I am hand raising my baby in the house. When I went to see them a little 4 year old girl was feeding my little goats in fact. If they are raised by their mother and not socialized in a human family I am sure they will be a lot less tame.

    So I am very glad I got hand bottle raised goats. They are very imprinted on humans. The good thing is they did raise a lot of goats so they are still used to goats too.

    PS Just went out to feed. The Pekin ducks made a break for it. But the Nigis stayed with me. I had to fight just now with my ducks to get them back in because they wanted out today.
    Ugh!
     
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  9. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had one of those huge 155 lb goats, he was the sweetest most lovable guy.
    He came in with a ram (ram couldnt walk , was 250 lbs, had been held up by a poop pile to his belly but a different story), both severely neglected.
    Moose had lice so bad he was near naked. but when he was all cleaned up he was a big moosh, not bad concidering.

    My first meeting with Mosse was a show that had everyone laughing their butts off.
    My Husband and BIL brought the 2 in penned them up, hubby came to get me to inspect and evaluate, I walked around the side of the pen and came face to face( litterally) with this goat, I about near fainted ! at that point in my life I had no clue goats came that big.
    I looked at my BIL and said " I thought you were bringing me a goat not a derned Moose ! both hubby and BIL were about falling all over themselves laughing..[​IMG]

    Still to this day I dont know what type of moose goat it was but he was so gentle.

    Cassi had a dwarf that was raised in the house who was very puppyish, followed her everywhere, too bad nosy people had to make it so we had to rehome her.
     

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