Q. Would it be a mistake to get just one Nigerian dwarf? We are considering such as a pet, with the idea of leading him daily to browse in our woods – lots of ivy!
A. There is no “mistake” in getting one goat. However, goats are “herd” animals and need companionship, so if you’re planning to spend time with the animal – great. Most people who don’t have a lot of time to spend with their pets usually get two. Otherwise, some people have reported that their single goat will spend time calling for companionship. It’s best to get two.
Do you know much about goats, or male goats in particular? Male goats have a few more behavioral problems than females.