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Old 06-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default What does it mean when a goat wags its tail??

shes not in heat, but could this mean affection to humans?? how do goats show affection?? and where do goats like to be petted??



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Old 06-28-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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they can wag their tail in flagging for a buck. Many goats wag their tail just like a dog does - means they are happy or content.

Experimennt where you goat likes to be petted. It can be anywhere - you have to find their favorite spot.



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Default Re: What does it mean when a goat wags its tail??

They do that somtimes when they're in season (most of my does do this ALOT when they're in season), could just be happy like when they rub against the fence, or sometimes flies could be irritating them. It's very normal. My goats like to be rubbed under their neck, shoulders, and back mostly.

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: What does it mean when a goat wags its tail??

My girls will wag their tails while on the milkstand waiting for food, when they are happy to see me and even when they are just shooing flies and razzing the boys. Most of mine love an ear scratch, though 2 won't let me touch the ears, they all love the all over brushings and the rub under the chin.

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She never wags her tail, but 180+lb Mystify waddles up, leans into me & asks for all over massage.
Her sister only needs to rub her cheek all over my face & neck. Others only need a few short strokes, while one demands deep scratching in the indentation right behind her horns.

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Old 06-29-2009, 12:50 AM   #6
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My goats have their own spot they like to be rubbed. They wag their tails at flies, bottle babies wag it when they see me, dam raised kids wag their little tails when they nurse, My adults wag them when they are happy/contented. One of my does, when pregnant loves her shoulders/ withers scratched and when I do she leans on my with her eyes half closed.

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My wether seems to wag his tail the most when he is being ornery or playful. The girls do it when they are coming into heat and also when they wanna play. They all do it when they're being bothered by bugs.

Most goats like being petted around the neck, chest, and shoulders...but certain individuals have specific areas where they like being rubbed or scratched.

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they can wag their tail in flagging for a buck. Many goats wag their tail just like a dog does - means they are happy or content.

Experimennt where you goat likes to be petted. It can be anywhere - you have to find their favorite spot.
I agree.... they have that special spot.....that they love....and are happy campers........
they do....tail wag ...when in season alot...
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they can wag their tail in flagging for a buck. Many goats wag their tail just like a dog does - means they are happy or content.

Experimennt where you goat likes to be petted. It can be anywhere - you have to find their favorite spot.
I agree.... they have that special spot.....that they love....and are happy campers........
they do....tail wag ...when in season alot...
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My 3 yr old ex-bottle babies (wethers) wiggle their tails frantically when they see me coming
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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My goats seem to be constantly wagging their tails.

I've always scratched my does on the top of their head, and they love it! I've recently found out that most goats HATE being scratched there... :P



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