Hello We have 2 new goats, 1 male 1 female - siblings. They are about 5 months old. We were told they are pygmy goats...they are very small We live in Rarotonga (little country in the pacific ocean in the tropics) & I am interested in this forum as we do not have this type of thing here and I really would appreciate some advice. There are stax of goats in Raro BUT no-one gives them water. We tried to give out goats water but they did not want it. The someone in Rarotonga explained to me that because of the lushness and tropical nature of the grass there is enough water in it for them? Is this correct? If not how do I get them to have water? What basic care do we need? Bear in mind we live in the 3rd world... We have made little houses for them, which we intend to enclose so that they have one open side and 3 enclosed ones. They seem really happy with their grass and munch all day long. We treat them with some special tree branches they adore! I saw on one goat care website they listed a whole lot of things to do for goats, like hoof trimming, ear cleaning, brushing, vaccines, worming. People here just laughed! No-one here does anythign like that? Should we do these sorts of things? All the goats in Raro are tethered BUT we have irritating dogs and made a nice big area for them to stay in and fenced it off. They are pygmy goats so we have to wait & see if they jump over, hopefully now. In regards to the housing for them. They don't like to sleep under theirs. No one here has homes/shelter for their goats...they argue that this is the tropics? My hubby is travelling to Auckland, New Zealand soon, should we pick up "wonderlick"? or worming/vaccinations? to bring back. Also we don't have "hay" here, so what could I use for their bedding? They prefer sleeping next to their log in the middle of the grass. Are they ok being brother and sister together in the same paddock? The boy is not neutered. When will this pose a problem? Will they have to be separated? Can pygmy goats be mated with other normal sized goats? If you have any other advice we would appreciate any help we can get Thank you.