I don't think they can control their bowel movement like a dog. I wouldn't want to keep one in the house but we do keep bottle babies in the house for the first week.Watching that Tree House show on TV and couple had farm and just had born goat there. He was walking around with everyone and going up into the house up the stairs, getting petted just like a dog! Can they be "House-broken"? Cute now, but bet not when bigger!
I'm going to get a female to breed him to when he is older for milk.Pygmy goats are awesome. I want a set one day. My friend raises them and they are all like little dogs. The one he "hangs out" with is like a dog. If you sit down on a chair in his shop/man cave he jumps on your lap and wants petted.
Actually people here uses them from for milk goats because it has a higher butterfat content.We had one that was born in Feb by C-section. Mother would not claim her. raised her in the house. Had her own dog box she slept in. Went in and out with our Pom. The two got along great. She even learned to go out with the Pom and once trained never had an accident. Was in the house for over 2 months until it was warm enough and she was big enough to be with the others.
Pygmy goats are NOT milk goats. I don't think that will work out very well due to flavor an quantity. I hope you still get his mothers milk as he needs that for survival. Check with a vet for the correct milk substitute as just any old sub. will not work. We milked the mother for a month to feed ours in the house. First few weeks it was every 4 hours. I am not a goat expert but have raised Pygmy goats for 20 years and still have 6 adults.
Man, that's a lot of work, hopefully he will get it right quickly and start suckling.I would like to raise nubians again. This pygmy is fighting taking the bottle so we are using a dropper but might have to tube feed if it don't take the bottle soon.
My uncle has a friend that has a 100 nubian does he milks.Man, that's a lot of work, hopefully he will get it right quickly and start suckling.
We had Nubians and Alpines, man the Alpines could put out some milk. My wife is looking into getting another Nubian to have around maybe breed for milking which means.... old dad will be doing the milking :boo_hoo:
Give him a little time, he will take the bottle. A few years back there was a ton of the meat and mil goats in this are but none of them were Pygmy, All big goats. Eat twice as much, and twice as hard to keep in.I would like to raise nubians again. This pygmy is fighting taking the bottle so we are using a dropper but might have to tube feed if it don't take the bottle soon.