Goats have been domesticated for as far as history dates back humanity. There are various reasons one would want to buy a goat. Some of the most basic reasons include buying a goat as a pet, buying a goat for breeding purposes or for attending a future show, purchasing a goat either for meat or milk. In any case, it is always advisable to buy a young goat that you can rear personally. Some goat breeds such as the African Pygmy Goats and Nigerian Dwarfs can be used as pets. Goats are generally curious and exhibit some very intelligent behavior.
Basically, purchasing a young goat is cheaper compared to an older one although it can also depend on the goat breed. The average cost of a goat ranges between $75 and $300 and this is dependent on factors such as age, breed, and sex. Neutered males are often sold for about 1
$100. Unneutered males cost between $150 and $250. Does are a little more expensive with their average cost ranging from $250 to $300. Does make the best pets but in case you want a pair, the best combination is a doe and a neutered male.
Goats are basically simple animals but which are easy to relate to. They have an average lifespan of about 12 to 15 years. Many people prefer buying baby goats in pairs so that they can grow up together. Goats love company and a single goat can create a bond with the owner if there is no other goat around. The most important aspects to consider is the price and the preferred breed. Upon purchase ensure that the got has a standard housing and bedding. Most importantly feed the baby goat properly. Additional veterinary services may be necessary to enable the goat live a healthy life.