Considering their ancestors, it's no surprise cats like to pounce on cat trees, so it shouldn't be a big shocker that Pygmy goats like to climb things. Goats love to be busy! They're like toddlers who need to be entertained all day until it's time for bed.
I admire goats' sweet and outgoing personalities. If you have the privilege of owning a farm animal who loves to play, spoil your fur baby with all the toys! Here are 10 of the best goat toys for keeping goats busy.
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Stormy is digging her new modified play structure! May have snuck in a bit of a chicken swing too 😉 Coaxed momma Gracie up there with some sweet grain but still trying to get our new kids Miles and Joni to join in... they're still a little shy and getting used to their surroundings. 🐐🐐🐐🐐 #goatkidsofinstagram #goatkids #goatlove #goatplay #goatsofig #goatplayground #goatsclimbing #homestead #farmlife #farmfun
Do goats get bored?
Like many farm animals, goats do get bored. Goats are very playful and active. They do need a source of entertainment for a happy farm life. You might think to pet them here and there is curing their boredom, but goats need more care than that. DIY goat toys and playsets provide days worth of fun for your goats.
DIY goat playground ideas
If you're not sure where to start with a goat playground, tires are the answer. Dig a small trench, and let your goats have fun jumping on and running through tractor tires. Next time you get your tires checked, keep the old tires that need to be replaced.
If you don't have any spare ones to use for your goat's playground, you're in luck because Amazon sells anything these days.
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I don't think there's a better combination than baby goats and a kid's outdoor playhouse. How sweet!?
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Okay but seriously, watch the entire video. When the baby goat realizes what the trampoline does, it looks like he's ready to have a blast jumping!
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Get creative and build a toy for your goats. They love homemade pallets.
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The more climbing toys you have for your goats, the better!
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Goats love barrels! If they can climb on it, just go ahead and put it in their playground.
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This pet seesaw can hold up to 50kg, or about 100 pounds. Baby goats will get some excitement from this!
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Goats treat their toys like it's Christmas morning every day. These goats are having too much fun.
Like I said, goats are just like little kids. Who didn't love a game of tetherball growing up?
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9. Step Stool
This step stool can hold up to 300 pounds! Your goat will be grateful for some extra help getting to the top of their new playground set. A nice and cheap alternative if you don't have tree stumps.
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10. Pet pool
It's summertime, your goats most likely want to cool off too. You could always fill up the pool with cheap toys for extra fun! Dollar store finds are honestly the best! Dog toys can also come in handy to combat their boredom.
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Goats are also big fans of wooden spools. You'd be surprised by what's already in your shed that you can turn into goat toys. You won't have any bored goats if you have items that meet their climbing needs. If your farm life needs a bit more excitement, you should go all out for your goats and give them the best goat playground. Keeping goats active will soon be one of your favorite farm life chores. I could watch a goat go down a slide all day.
Do you have a goat playground? Let us know in the comments below!
This post was originally published on July 29, 2019.