Nigerian dwarf goats are intelligent and naturally inquisitive animals; they are quick to investigate new surroundings. They typically spend the majority of the day browsing/grazing. They are generally sociable and fairly docile when calm.
- A doe can produce up to two quarts per day of milk that is higher in butterfat (6 to 10 percent) and protein than milk from most dairy goat breeds.
- Goats have excellent eyesight. Their rectangular pupils suggest that their visual field is almost 360 degrees and have excellent night vision.
- They have developed into animals that do well in areas where cows and sheep could not survive. Standard size goats are raised for their milk and meat.
- A goat’s lips, teeth, and tongue are its primary grazing tools. Its lips help it selectively grab the feed. Because a goat’s upper jaw is wider than its lower jaw, it can only use one side of its mouth at a time to grind food. This causes an accentuated sideways movement of the jaws while chewing, which in turn sharpens the molars into a point on the inner edge of the lower teeth and the outer edge of the upper teeth.