Nigerian Dwarf Goats - Cute and Friendly Miniature Goats
Come meet the sweetest goats in the world.
Nigerian dwarf goats are a miniature goat breed. They're hardy, friendly, and utterly adorable. Their friendly dispositions and compact size makes them perfect for small farm, 4H, and as pets.
Dwarf goats are still livestock animals however and need plenty of outdoor space and room to play, however they don't need as much as their larger cousins.
My Dwarf Goats
For the past couple years my family has had a pair of nigerian dwarf goats named Blossom and Tansy.
I was a little skeptical at first about having goats, they have an unwarranted reputation for being smelly with bad attitudes. However I've found instead that goats are enormously friendly and very clean animals. Not to say of course that they aren't also a lot of work.
Goats are also extremely smart animals so you need to give them plenty of stuff to do like ramps to climb on, toys, etc.
If you want to adopt rescued goats or you have goats that you can no longer take care of please contact your local Humane Society or a goat rescue organization. I am willing to give advice to those with goats but please don't ask me if I can adopt your goats (especially since I no longer live on my family's farm but in the city, I still get back to visit as often as I can).
Tansy and Blossom the goats profiled on this lens have both passed away. They were both adopted as adults and were somewhere between 8 and 12 years old, we don't know for certain but they both lived long full lives and we hope we gave them the best last years of their lives as we could. They're both greatly missed.
Goat and Llama Rescue
We just got two more goats (bringing the herd to 4) and a llama. They were all rescues from a pretty awful situation. Visit my blog post below to read the whole story and see pictures.
- Sheryl's Scribblings: We Can't Say No
My family loves animals, that's obvious to anyone who visits our house within a very short time. Monday of this week the menagie consisted of 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 goats, 2 rabbits, 3 fish, a bantam hen, and a gecko. Notice that I said Monday because it'
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Links
Caring for Goats Links
- Maryland Small Ruminant Page - Sheep & Goat Nutrition
The Maryland Small Ruminant Page (sheepandgoat.com) provides information resources for sheep and goat producers.
- Sheep and Goat Nutrition Guideline - Goats and Nutrition - GoatWorld.Com
Pastures /forages are the cheapest feed sources for both sheep and goat production. Therefore, we should use them to the fullest extent. Establish a grazing system using both cool-season species such as ladino clover-orchard grass mixture or fescue-l
- Goats and more Goats: The Goat Pages
Goats Irvine Mesa Charros 4-H Club Irvine, California We raise two different types of goats. Dairy Goats are raised for goat milk. They also make good companions, go to petting zoos, and we show them at fairs. Pygmy Goats are raised primarily f
Other Miniature Goat Breeds
Nigerian Dwarfs aren't the only tiny goats out there. Here are two more mini goat breeds.
Care is pretty much the same for all three breeds.
Mini Goat Links
- National Pygmy Goat Association
The Pygmy Goat is hardy, alert and animated, good-natured and gregarious; a docile, responsive pet, a cooperative provider of milk, and an ecologically effective browser. The Pygmy goat is an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virt
- 4H Pygmy Goats
Some kids in 4-H like to raise Pygmy goats because they are easy to raise and handle and they are affectionate, cute, lovable and playful. A full grown doe or whether ranges from 16 to 23 inches at the withers and they usually weigh from 40 to 70 pou
- The International Fainting Goat Association
The International Fainting Goat Association was founded in the fall of 1989 by a group of people who appreciated the Fainting Goat as a breed and wished to see them preserved. This task is being accomplished through registration, pedigree documentat