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    03-18-2010, 04:20 PM
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Foal
Do most goats eat grass on their knees? [pic]

My goat, Emmett, was eating grass on his front knees today. I looked out my window and he was on his front knees while his back legs were fully extended. Like ten minutes later I looked again, he was in a different part of the field but he was still on his front knees. I think it's so he's closer to the grass-that pig. I opened the window and once he saw me he hopped back to all four feet and walked over to me, wagging his tail. He's so cute

Do most goats do this?
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    03-18-2010, 05:39 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Brianna6432    
My goat, Emmett, was eating grass on his front knees today. I looked out my window and he was on his front knees while his back legs were fully extended. Like ten minutes later I looked again, he was in a different part of the field but he was still on his front knees. I think it's so he's closer to the grass-that pig. I opened the window and once he saw me he hopped back to all four feet and walked over to me, wagging his tail. He's so cute

Do most goats do this?
My girls did this all the time. I think you got it right, it's literally just piggishness.
     
    03-18-2010, 06:41 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Ok I have a goat picture to share.
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    03-18-2010, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
ok I have a goat picture to share.
Ummm, okay? What was the point of that picture..?
     
    03-18-2010, 08:15 PM
  #5
Green Broke
That it was a cute goat
     
    03-18-2010, 09:52 PM
  #6
Green Broke
My goats would sometimes walk around on their knees -- just too concerned about getting too far away from the grass I think! Goats are monkeys with hooves.
     
    03-19-2010, 09:14 AM
  #7
Yearling
I've never seen ours eat on their knees, but I've definitely seen them grazing while laying down.
     
    03-19-2010, 09:19 AM
  #8
Started
We don't have grass, but my goaties do that with hay sometimes :)
     
    03-19-2010, 03:54 PM
  #9
Weanling
Yup, goats and sheep like to kneel down to eat. The goats at the shelter where I worked all did it, even the teeny little 'dwarf' goat
     
    03-19-2010, 08:14 PM
  #10
Weanling
My goats used to eat standing on their knees because they had hoof rot. I would recommend checking your goat's hooves. If it isn't hoof rot, like said above, they're probably just doing it 'cause they can. :)
     

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