Why are Pygmy goats taking over the internet?! There’s got to be an explanation for the flood of photos and videos featuring these adorable farm animals. Is it because they’re so funny to look at, with their miniature size and short legs? Or is it because they make great backyard companions? Well yes, but also because they’re excellent dancers! We kid you not; there’s proof below so keep reading.
Pygmy goats, like the Nigerian Dwarf goats, are a breed of miniature goats. These animals are known for their happy disposition. So if you happen to be lucky enough to come across a Pygmy goat one day, make sure you take out your camera, or you might miss a priceless moment like in this video you’re about to see!
So if you’re having a bad day, perhaps these adorable Pygmy goats having the time of their lives will cheer you up. Trust us, these furry little creatures are irresistibly cute, and brimming with energy! It may be a bit hard to believe that they’re barely two days old. These Pygmy goats may not be graceful at all, but they sure love to dance like nobody’s watching, even when there isn’t any music on!
While we’re not sure where these dancing Pygmy goats came from, the species is native to the Cameroon Valley in West Africa. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that the domestic goat was first introduced to the United States by European zoos. Over time, breeders acquired the Pygmy goat, and the latter eventually found its way to domestic farms.
Don’t let their small size fool you, though. Pygmy goats are known to be tough animals that can quickly adapt to any climate. They are incredibly friendly too! The does are sweet by nature while the bucks are known to be a bit more stubborn, but good-natured nonetheless. Overall, they’re fantastic animals to raise and would make a great addition to your farm.
Aside from pets, Pygmy goats are used for milk production. However, interested owners should know that their milking period is relatively shorter than other dairy goats as they only produce milk for 120 to 180 days in a year.