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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Nubian_girl94, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Nubian_girl94

    Nubian_girl94 New Member

    Hello, I'm new to the goat spot and having goats in general. My husband, my stepdaughter and myself have adopted four bottle babies. Two of them are Nubians, and two of them are Lamanchas. All are does except for one, who is a Nubian buck. I've been spending an immense amount of time with them. Does anyone know how to get them to stop nibbling on your fingers? Its cute now, but it won't be cute when they are 135 pounds.
     
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  2. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Hello and welcome and congratulations on being a goat owner!

    What age are your bottle kids?
    And do they have access to good quality hay, goat feed pellets/grain/concentrates, and browse/pasture/forage?

    Blowing on their nose when they nibble should make them stop.
     

  3. Nubian_girl94

    Nubian_girl94 New Member

    Yes. We have all of that in reach for them. They are 2 weeks old. Also, they have fresh water always. Thank you for the suggestion. I will try that on them.
     
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  4. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Nibbling on fingers, eh? That is new to me. Have they twigs? Or is it that they simply do like the smell of "mama's" fingers?

    Oh, and welcome!! :)
     
  5. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Oh, I forgot, they may also be looking for the salt that is on your skin!

    Do you have loose minerals available for them?
     
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  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  7. Dwarf Dad

    Dwarf Dad Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  8. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Btw, also small kids have a razor sharp wire cutter behind the corners of their mouths!
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Welcome, glad you are here. :)

    Finger nibblers, get a squirt bottle or squirt gun and blast them when they try. ;)
     
  10. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    I suggest you first try getting up to make a sudden end to the cosy time!
     
  11. Becky Carlson

    Becky Carlson Member

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    May 4, 2018
    Deadwood Oregon
    Welcome.... happy you have joined
     
  12. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Have you tried the trick "You nibble my fingers, I go away"?