Goats don’t actually eat tin cans: Probably the most well-known myth about goats is that they will eat tin cans. And while this is an entertaining fable to relate to a goat’s desire to “test” just about everything, they are not actually capable of eating a tin can. Because they don’t have front top teeth, it makes it hard for them to get a bite off a can and their four-compartment digestive system won’t allow them to re-chew it during the ruminating process. However, goats are notorious for testing just about anything in their mouth! Clothes, plastic bags, mail, newspapers, and labels off tin cans…..but not tin!
“Did you know” will appear every Monday through December to celebrate a fun goat fact in celebration of the publication of Raising Goats Naturally: A Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, and More.
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