Goat is not just a sweet and kind pet, but also an intelligent and useful companion for rural people. They tamed goats for a long time, in the Middle East, about 9 thousand years ago. Since then, humanity has an excellent opportunity to use the fur and down of these animals, drink the most useful milk, from which you can make butter, cheese, and watch the development of a smart animal. Many people do not even suspect that a goat is a very smart animal, it has a good memory and an excellent understanding of what and how to do, it can be well inspected, but only with good circulation.
In 1905, goats of dairy breeds were brought to Russia. In 1906, the World Congress of Pediatricians was held in Paris, and it was accepted that goat milk is the best replacement for a woman’s milk. It is perfectly absorbed by the organism of any mammal, including man, faster than cow’s. There are different opinions about the taste and smell of goat’s milk, some farmers say that it has no smack and smell, others are sure that the smell appears when the females and males are kept in one enclosure.
It is recognized that goat milk removes harmful substances from the human body and even helps to get rid of various types of allergies. In some countries, for example, Spain, goats are the main source of milk. It even produces ice cream.
To cultivate special goats for getting wool and fluff began in Nepal, in the state of Kashmir, hence the name cashmere, from which very soft and pleasant to the body garments are made. To obtain a delicate cashmere, the goat of a special breed is first sheared, then the wool is shaved, separating the rough areas from tender and fluffy.
If you pay attention to the shape of pupils in a goat, many will be surprised, they are in the form of a horizontal rectangle. Such pupils need goats for protection from predators, in the process of eating grass, they allow, without turning their heads to see everything at 340 degrees. All sense organs of the goat are developed at the highest level, especially in wild animals. Nature endowed them with large ears, in order to better hear the approach of danger. Because of their love to feast, they often try everything, not even edible items, trying something new and trying to find an interesting dish. One of the favorite goat treats is salt, it is known that it helps strengthen the horns and bones of animals. Perfectly smelling the goat can search for its favorite delicacy for a long time, they like tobacco very much and will easily eat a cigarette. But do not abuse this.
Handling with goats is necessary with trembling and care, they all feel and are very attached to the affectionate owner, on the quality of handling the goat, the quantity and quality of milk is dependent. To all other goats are very vindictive animals. There is a special type of goat – it is a goat. In such individuals, paralysis often occurs.
When they are very frightened or surprised, the muscles are paralyzed on the legs and the animal falls for a few seconds, the mind does not lose it, and soon rises to his feet. Interestingly, the old goats, apparently sensing their fainting condition, come to the wall or the fence in advance to avoid falling. Scientists have found out that this condition is due to congenital myotonia. Not the love of a goat to mold and dampness, can cause strong aggression, in this state they are terrible and can butt, fly on a man and knock him down.
Goats are very interesting animals, they are inquisitive and make good connections with people, they can beg for food, making a plaintive appearance. The body temperature, which is considered the norm for the goat is 39-39.5 degrees. These animals do not have tuberculosis.
Interesting facts about goats