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How Long Can Pet Pygmy Goats Live?

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If you have been looking for a pet that is a little more unusual than your average cat or dog, you may well have thought about a pygmy goat. They are wonderful pets that you can have tremendous amounts of fun with. However, a lot of people want to know how long an animal will live. That sometimes seems like a bad thing to ask. However, if you are serious about owning a pet, you need to know how long your commitment is for, as it is usually a big one. So, how long do pet pygmy goats live?

Pygmy goats have an average life span of around fifteen years. The world’s oldest goat lived until the age of 22, which is a very long time for any goat. However, there are some that will only live for around ten years, even when treated and looked after perfectly. While that doesn’t sound like a long time in comparison to the eighty-year life span of some parrots, ten to fifteen years is still a pretty huge commitment. Therefore, make sure that you understand what you will need to do and for how long before you buy one.

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