Do goats really eat tin cans and garbage?

This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions about goats that exist. Even our daughters’ beanie baby goat claims that it eats garbage and tin cans! Nothing could be further from the truth. Dairy goats have very discriminating eating habits and are quite particular about the cleanliness of their food. They are very curious creatures and will investigate, sniff and nibble new things, but they refuse anything that is dirty or distasteful. Even hay and grain that they love will be refused if it falls on the ground. Actually, this is a very wise practice since it keeps them from eating foods which may be contaminated with parasites. Anyone who has tried to cram medicine into a goat’s mouth knows just how untrue the assertion is that a goat will eat anything! More>


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