We picked up a 5 week old pygmy goat on 1/23 around 6 in the evening. He was with his mama, but the owner of the mama was trying to get rid of the kids quick, she seemed to want nothing to do with them. We brought him home and he didn't want to eat, but we just figured he was scared. He slept through the night, then around seven in the morning the next day we started the battle of trying to get him to suck on a bottle. He absolutely refuses. We are trying to feed him whole cows milk mixed with a bit of kayro and melted butter to boost the fat content. At first he would lick off milk that dribbled on the end of the bottle would would not put it in his mouth. He will chew the nipple, not suck, for a few seconds if we force it into his mouth. We have tried normal baby bottles, a puppy bottle, and a special nipple for pygmy goats. We even tried poking a tiny hole in a rubber glove, nothing. He wont drink the milk out of a bowl either. He has peed twice, no poo, but also wont drink water from a bowl either. He kind of sort of nibbles on a bit of timothy hay, and i think ate one piece of pelleted food. We have tried covering his eyes, rubbing his throat, holding him under our legs to simulate mama, and nothing. He wont suck on our finger either, but is very adamant about chew/sucking on our nose and earlobes. When in the yard he acts fine, bounces around some and sniffs around. He likes scratches and to be held in your lap. But he WILL NOT EAT. It is now the morning of 1/25, which means he has not had a full belly in more than 24 hours. I think between all of the force feedings he might have swallowed 6-8 oz yesterday. When do we need to tube feed him to keep him alive? Does anyone have any tricks to getting a particularly stubborn kid to take the bottle? If he still refuses it, is it possible to get him to eat solids (even though I know he is still way too young)? We just need help! ***Update*** We stopped with the butter in the milk and are using plain whole cows milk. We found a position that he will kind of suck in (sitting on his butt, head tilted up and held against my body). He's eaten about 8 oz in the past two feedings this way, but he also ate a small handful of grains and a bit of timothy hay and is nibbling at the green grass outside. He has peed multiple times and poo'd twice. He is still acting happy and wants constant attention. He is still adjusting, but I think with a little more time he will willingly take the bottle. Thank you for all of the suggestions! The kayro on the nipple seemed to help things along.