STATUSUndetermined - Domestic Species
COMMON NAME (SCIENTIFIC NAME)Capra aegagrus hircus
DIETLeaves, grasses, hay
HABITATPastures, hilly regions, grasslands, shrublands
They are a sturdily built goat with strong legs and an elongated body. Their fawn, gray, or brown coat is short to medium in length with white markings. They average 26-33 inches tall and weigh 120-150 lbs.
Predators they may encounter include coyotes, mountain lions, wolves, and other large carnivores.
They live an average of 8-12 years.
Breeding begins once the ·day length shortens and ends in early spring. Gestation is about 150 days.
Goats as well as barnyard animals are commonly kept as pets on farms and ranches. It is always best to do your research before moving forward with purchasing any livestock. These animals require different needs from say your dog or cat.
For instance, most livestock animals are herd animals so having one is not an acceptable option. As always, every animal has individual needs that must be met in order to provide the best possible welfare which means you will need a veterinarian that specializes in hoofstock.