About Miniature Goats
Miniature Goats are very affectionate and love to be talked to, rubbed and brushed. They are very intelligent
and easily learn to walk on a leash, can be housebroken, and can be taught tricks. Miniature Goats require
little feed, can be kept in a small yard and do not require fancy housing. They make wonderful pets and are
great lawn mowers and weed eaters!
Miniature Goats are members of the Caprine family. They are ruminants which means they are cud-chewing animals.
Ruminants have four-chambered stomachs. The language of goats is called "bleating". Male goats are called billies
or bucks. Female goats are called nannies or does. Baby goats are called kids. It takes a female goat five months
to have a baby. Miniature Goats have babies twice a year. Most nanny goats have twins, sometimes triplets. Baby
goats are weaned at two months of age. Miniature Goats live up to 15 years.
Miniature African Pygmy Goats
The Miniature African Pygmy Goat originated from the forest districts of West and Central Africa.
The breed is a low-maintenance source of meat and milk in its native land. The Pygmy Goat measures
under 22 inches tall at the withers. The average height is 16 inches and the average weight is
approximately 35 pounds.
Miniature Nigerian Dwarf Goats
The Miniature Nigerian Dwarf Goat originated in West Central Africa. They are excellent
milk producers and can produce up to two quarts a day. The Nigerian Dwarf Goat measures
under 22 inches tall at the withers. The average height is 16 inches and the average
weight is approximately 35 pounds. They come in a variety of colors and some have blue eyes.
We are very proud of the daily handling and care given to our miniatures here at Tanglewood Farm. We provide proper
nutrition and quality veterinary care to all of our animals. Our livestock is current on vaccinations, dental checkups,
hoof care, and worming. The health of our animals is very important to us, and we follow rather strict
practices. We maintain a closed herd, which means we do not bring in any new animals, embryos or semen. Once an animal is
sold, it may not be returned. So that we do not unintentionally introduce disease into our herds, we do not bring our animals
to shows, and we do not borrow or lend animals for breeding.
We prefer weanlings do not leave Tanglewood Farm before they are 2 months of age. They need
time to grow and play with other weanlings, receive discipline from their mothers, and time to change their diet gradually
to eliminate the desire for mother's milk. This also enables Tanglewood Farm time to deworm the weanlings and give them
their first vaccinations. All miniatures come with Tanglewood Farm health papers showing up to date vaccinations, deworming
schedule, and hoof trimming schedule. If you need
transportation, we can arrange ground transport within the US and Canada. To other countries, we can arrange air transportation on major airlines.
We are very proud of our foundation bloodlines. You are welcome to ask for an extended Pedigree and Pictures for any of
our miniatures. If you see any you are interested in learning about, you may contact us by email or telephone us at
View Miniature Goats for sale.
Check out our Miniature African Pygmy Goats
and our Miniature Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
Or click here to view our Foundation Goats.