Bovidae

Morphology

Weight
from 8 to 15 kg
Height
from 40 to 50 cm at withers
Length

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Bovidae
Capra hircus
 

Habitat

The pygmy goat is essentially a domestic animal with diverse origins (Tibet, Senegal, etc.) It lives mainly on steep slopes in the mountains and easily adapts to all types of climates.
 

DIET

It is a ruminant and mainly eats grass but doesn’t say no to flowers, shrubs, leaves and ivy. It is very domesticated and also accepts hard bread and a few goodies.
 

Reproduction - LIFESPAN

Lifespan: 18 years
Gestation: 5 months
Weaning: 3 months
 

LIFESTYLE

It is a very sociable animal living generally in a group, but nevertheless there is a dominating/dominated relationship in the herds mainly revolving around food.
 

Le saviez-vous ?

Goats were domesticated 7,000 years ago and have always supported man (milk, meat).