Goats have been kept as domestic animals for thousands of years before the beginning of our era. Goats produce milk, meat and hair. The goat is a very grateful household animal, because it is easy to take care of and it gets by with little feed. It is often called a poor man's cow.
A ruminant in the herd
The goat is a herd animal, but it is usually very interested in humans and therefore easy to tame. The happiest goat is, of course, in the company of other goats.
The goat is a ruminant and spends a large part of the day eating and ruminating.
The goat can make good use of thorny and rough food, such as tree branches, leaves and bark and even thistles.
Did you know?
A female goat is called a kutu, a male a goat and a kid a kili. The goat likes to climb, so sometimes you can find it, for example, in a tree.