Cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, fish, etc. come to mind first when we think of pets. How many times have you associated cows with the word pets? Well, it looks like that's about to change because cows now come in miniatures. Cows are great, but housing them requires a farm. Not anymore, because there are several farms across America that specialize in tiny moos!
These cuties are gentle, kind, and look like bigger versions of big dogs. They are hairy, fluffy, and would definitely make for the best cuddle buddy in the winter. Loveable Little Ones say they are exceptional pets that demonstrate a great deal of affection, are very social and are easy to take care of. Since they don't take up a lot of space, you don't need to have a barn or a farm. Miniature cows cost $1,800 to $3,500 depending on the size, markings, and color.
This is not just an addition to your family, you could make the best use of the situation since miniature cattle are a great, inexpensive way to teach your children responsibility, and some very useful agricultural fundamentals. Their small size makes miniature cattle easy and safe to work with for any enthusiast. They also don't require a lot of expensive handling equipment. According to Big Picture Agriculture, there are 26 breeds of mini cattle. They are often used for small-scale milk production, as pets, or for breeding.
So, if you plan on cuddling your new mini moo, then you could do with one, but since they're herd animals and if you are looking at leaving them out in the open, then might I suggest you get a couple of them so they give each other company? Also, you will have to feed your mini moo with hay and grain, even if your miniature herd grazes. A diet consisting primarily of pasture grass will give your cattle digestive issues and you don't want that. Well, now that you know the basics, when are you getting one?