Goats are ruminants: Just like cattle or sheep — and 150 other species of mammals — goats chew cud as a part of their digestive process. They have a four-chamber stomach that food must pass through in order to be fully digested. The process begins in the first compartment softening the plant-based food, then regurgitating the food where it is re-chewed, also known as “chewing cud.” This helps to further break down the food and to stimulate digestion. The entire process is called ruminating.
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