Goat Eats

Here I’m keeping a running list of what Pasqualina and Pinta like to eat.

I think it’ll be fun especially for fellow goat caretakers to see what other goats like, and also for those not very familiar to goats, to understand them a little better. Just like people, not all goats have the same tastes, so I’m interested in finding out what *your* goats like and don’t like too. Please share!

KEY = ** means “really loves”

NOM NOM NOM

  1. Acacia
  2. Apples (fruit and peel; will only eat a half an apple or less in one treat session)
  3. ** Bananas (fruit and peel)
  4. Bread bits
  5. Goats and cantaloupe

    *So* happy to get cantaloupe rinds!

  6. Cantaloupe rinds
  7. Carrots
  8. Cucumbers (and peel)
  9. Fava bean pods
  10. ** Fava beans (dried)
  11. ** Fennel (wild)
  12. Fig leaves and figs (very much in moderation)
  13. Grapevines and grapes
  14. Green beans
  15. ** Loquats (whole, including seeds/pit)
  16. Oak leaves
  17. Olive tree leaves
  18. ** Pea pods
  19. Pears
  20. ** Prickly pear cactus (the cactus part; hasn’t had the fruit yet)
  21. Plums (spits out pit)
  22. ** Raisins
  23. Tomatoes (Goat Berries reader had a goat die from eating tomato tops, so be careful!)
  24. Watermelon and watermelon rinds

TURN UP THEIR NOSES

  1. Cantaloupe fruit and seeds (Pasqualina only)
  2. Strawberries

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A LIST OF EDIBLE AND POISONOUS PLANTS FOR GOATS.

If you’re looking for an extremely comprehensive list, check out Molly’s collection of what foods are edible and poisonous for goats at Fias Co Farm.


GoatSpotting!

Goats that readers have spotted out and about. Send your photos to michelle(at)goatberries(dot)com! 

Baby the Goat in Georgia
Anguillian Goats
Goats in Central Park Zoo, NYC
Goats goats goats galore!
Tuscan goat
Goat on donkey (no not in that way)
Oman goat
Goat in tree in Africa
Testa Dura Goat Cheese
Goat at Maine Fiber Frolic 2011
wild-eyed-goat-1
goatspotting