10 March 2021 | Raidis Estate | Raidis Estate
What’s got your goat
If you have visited our winery, you might have spied our cheeky goats around the vineyards after vintage, eating up all the delicious leftover grapes and leaves. They are an important aspect of managing the land we grow our grapes on.
Goats are a gorgeous animal, capable of vast destruction but also super cute. We have done some cute goat facts before, but there is more hilarity to be had, so here are some more for you.
All the things you’ve always wanted to know about goats but have been too afraid to ask.
Are goats smart?
Goats are very intelligent and curious animals. Their inquisitive nature is exemplified in their constant desire to explore and investigate anything unfamiliar which they come across. You do need to ensure that you keep them out of anything you don't want to be investigated or damaged in the process. They communicate with each other by bleating.
Do goats sleep?
Well, I’m glad you asked, and I’m sure you are losing sleep over this question waiting for an answer.
Sleep is not the most important item on the goat's to-do list. In fact, some people say that wild goats do not actually sleep!
Domesticated goats sleep about 5 hours a night and will take short naps during the day.
Do goats sleep with their eyes open?
You will be happy to know that goats sleep with their eyes closed. Phew! That was a big one…LOL.
Do goats remember you?
Do goats remember you? Yes, they do. If you see that the goat ears are raising up, it means that the goat is delightful.
And I’m sure if you cross a goat the wrong way, he will be sure you remember you too!
Can goats be trained?
You can train a goat to know their own name and come when they are called. But this does require some good training in the early days.