Miniature Farm Animals for Sale in Florida
Miniature Goats | Miniature Pigs | Miniature Cattle
Advantages of Mini Farm Animals
Many miniature farm animals may be raised as pets such as mini or dwarf goats, mini pigs, or miniature donkeys, and can thrive on smaller acreage. Mini farm animals are easier to handle and, being small, these miniature animals require much less feed and forage than their full size cousins.
However, these smaller versions of large farm animals still require the same care and attention as any farm animal.
Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Nigerian Dwarf Goats are often referred to as Nigerian Dwarf Milking Goats as they are bred to be small, but to provide abundant amounts of milk. As the name suggests, these goats originate from Nigeria where land and forage is scarce.
Pygmy Goats or Mini Goats
Some breeds of small goats are known as pygmy goats, and like dwarf goats are bred to be small in stature. Unlike their Nigerian Dwarf cousins, pygmy goats are not a good source of goat milk.
Miniature Mediterranean Donkey's are bred for their even temperament and overall appearance. Most miniature donkey's are considered Mediterranean and are bred to standards of the National Miniature Donkey Association and registered accordingly. These small donkey's make excellent pets, but of course require the appropriate space and diet for them to thrive.
Miniature pigs including, Micro Mini pigs and Teacup Pot Bellied pigs have been all the craze lately. These popular pet pigs not only make great pets but could even be considered companions. Pet pigs, including micro mini pigs and teacup potbellied pigs, are very smart, very loving, and they also have a long life span. When considering miniature pigs as pets understand that they can grow quite large and may not turn out to be what you expected. Do your homework so you can make the right decision for you and the pig.
The most smallest and oldest breed of miniature cattle is the Miniature Zebu. Owners frequently like to show these cattle and look for certain characteristics for success in the show ring. Zebu cattle are used for milk, but not meat production. They are heat tolerant and well suited to warmer climates.
Dexter cattle, another miniature cattle breed, is the smallest breed in Europe and originates from Ireland. Due to the scarcity of this breed in the United States, the cost of Dexter cattle tends to be higher that Zebu cattle.
Miniature horses are very popular and often used as service animals because of their intelligence and relatively long life span when compared to dogs. Some miniature horses are simply small ponies while others are a separate breed registered with the American Miniature Horse Association or the American Miniature Horse Registry.
Mini Farm Animals for Sale from Breeders
Best Friends Farm | Miniature Donkeys
Dent Family Miniature Horse Ranch
Gotta B Kid N | Dwarf Dairy Goats
Heavenly Blessing Farms | Pygmy Goats
J & B Acres Miniature Donkeys and Goats
Little Long Ears Farm | Miniature Donkeys for Sale
Long Acre Pygmy Goat Farm
Mini Blue Acres | Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Oak Hollow Ranch | Miniature Zebu Cattle
Tiny Treasures Pygmy Goats
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