7011, GOAT GREY 13.6"L are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
Extremely intelligent, sociable and curious – goats are fascinating animals. They are closely related to sheep and have played an important role in human lives for a long time. Here are 10 interesting facts about goats you might not know.
Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans and were being herded 9,000 years ago.
Goats can be taught their name and to come when called
The life span of a goat is about that of a dog
Goats have a gestation period (pregnancy) of five month and the average birth rate for goats is 2.2 kids per year.
Baby goats (kids) are standing and taking their first steps within minutes of being born.
Each kid has a unique call, and along with its scent, that is how its mother recognizes it from birth – not by sight.
Counter to the dominant stereotype about goats being willing to eat anything, they are actually very picky eaters. They have very sensitive lips, which they use to “mouth” things in search of clean and tasty food. They will often refuse to eat hay that has been walked on or lying around loose for a day.
Goats are herd animals and will become depressed if kept without any goat companions. So, it is unhealthy for a goat if a family just owns one as a pet.
Goats, being mountain animals, are very good at climbing; they’ve been known to climb to the tops of trees, or even dams!
Goats’ pupils (like many hooved animals) are rectangular. This gives them vision for 320 to 340 degrees (compared to humans with 160-210) around them without having to move and they are thought to have excellent night vision.
Goats are foragers, NOT grazers. It is actually unnatural to graze a goat on grass and increases the likelihood of them picking up harmful parasites. In their natural habitat, they roam mountaintops and reach up as high as possible to pick out choice bits of forage around them.
Goats have four “stomachs.” Their food moves first into the rumen (from which it is periodically regurgitated for more “cud chewing”), then to the reticulum, later to the omasum, and finally to the abomasum (which is most like a more sensitive human stomach).
Goats are burpers! This is due to the role of their rumen. The rumen, which in a mature goat holds four to five gallons of plant material, breaks down cellulose and acts as a fermentation vat. Of course, fermentation produces gas, and this gas escapes in the form of loud, healthy burps. Our goats can frequently be heard burping in the barn.
Product Dimension: 13.6 (L) X 5.6 (W) X 12.8 (H)
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