It's no secret that goats love a tasty treat. With four stomachs, these funny guys are always up for the next snack -- it is in their nature to take little nibbles throughout the day. They require ample fiber to keep in optimal health. Instead of grass, goats prefer to eat brush and trees. They will even strip bark off trees for a snack.
As long as they eat a healthy and balanced diet, goats can enjoy raisins, corn chips and even a few slices of bread. Feed only small portions during each snack time. Goats also enjoy munching on healthy fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, pears, peaches, bananas, grapes, carrots, lettuce, celery, pumpkin, squash, and spinach. Before feeding fruits and veggies, make sure that all pieces are small enough to prevent choking.
Treats to Avoid
Dog and cat food should not be fed to goats. The reason is simple: dog and cat food contains the important animal proteins that dogs and cats need in their diets, since they are meat eaters. Goats, on the other hand, are herbivores who cannot process dog and cat food. Avocado is highly poisonous to goats; never feed it.
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Pamela Miller has been writing for health, beauty and animal health/welfare publications for seven years. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication from MTSU.