10 Amazing facts about Goats

What do you know about these animals?

  • A baby goat is called a kid, but did you know that a goat giving birth is said to be kidding?
  • Goats are sociable animals and therefore become depressed if they are separated or isolated from their companions, however they are not flock-orientated like sheep.
  • They are one of the cleanliest animals and are much more selective feeders than cows, sheep, pigs, swine and even dogs.
  • Goats are very intelligent and curious animals. Their inquisitive nature is exemplified in their constant desire to explore and investigate anything unfamiliar which they come across.
  • They communicate with each other by bleating. Mothers will often call to their young (kids) to ensure they stay close-by. Mother and kid goats recognize each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth.
  • Goats can be taught their name and to come when called.
  • Goats use the sneeze sound as an alarm. They use a sneeze to warn each other of danger, whether real or imagined.
  • They are extremely intelligent and curious and are very often not given credit for being the smart and loving creatures they actually are.
  • Goats dislike water and would rather leap over streams and puddles than step in them.