With their lively and social qualities, Nigerian dwarf goats are excellent pets. They are very healthy, require little attention, and flourish in many different climates. The goats love to play, and they don’t require much space to do so. If you give them a few obstacles to run around/climb over, they will be entertained for hours. Their docile nature makes them easy to keep with grazing animals, and they do not require special care or quarters.
They are herbivores that eat a variety of hay and grains.
Like all goats, Nigerian Dwarf goats are amazing at clearing weeds and underbrush to improve grass for other grazing animals.
As the name suggests, Nigerian dwarf goats are significantly smaller than regular-sized goats. Females are about 16 to 21 inches tall while males are about 18 to 23 inches tall. The average Nigerian dwarf goat weighs 65‑85 lb (29‑39 kg).
The average life span of a Nigerian dwarf goat is 12-15 years.
Studies have shown that they have the intelligence and emotional capabilities on par with a dog. As a result, they are able to build a connection with you and their herd mates.
Nigerian dwarf goats have calm and playful temperaments. Thus, if you socialize them early on, they will wander around your farm peacefully engaging with the other animals.
Nigerian dwarf goats are not demanding animals. However, they are social and enjoy attention.
Despite their small size and little weight, Nigerian dwarf goats can produce around a half-gallon of milk every day. Their lactation goes on for 305 days — averaging 95 gallons of fresh milk per year.
With a higher butterfat content than any other dairy goat breed, Nigerian goat milk tastes milder, sweeter, and creamier. Additionally, the milk makes delicious, rich cheese.
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