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Pygmy Goat Pet Care Basics

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If you want a pet Pygmy goat, then there are certain things that you need to know beforehand. There is a lot more to keeping Pygmy goats than we are going to cover in this article, but it should give you the basics. The first thing that you need to know is that you cannot have a single goat, it will be very unhappy and may cause you trouble. Secondly, you should check with your local authorities to see if you need any permission to own one. For example, in the UK, you need a County Parish Holding Number, and all goats need to be tagged with two identical tags or one tag and a tattoo. But that may change depending on where you live.

You will need to have proper housing, a grassed area that has no poisonous plants, hard flooring such as concrete as well as the grass, a shelter, sufficient bedding, and somewhere for them to play. As we are talking about pets in this article, we will only be talking about castrated pygmy goats. Their feeding, by the time you get them as a pet, should only be free feeding of good quality hay, or forage. You must also feed them a pygmy goat mix twice a day. Remember, there are other things that you need to consider, such as clipping hooves, worming, vaccinations, etc. All of those are well

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