Baby goats are an affectionate bunch. In fact, they love to be cuddled. If you need evidence, just watch this video shared by Foy Farm in which a group of baby goats line up to get hugs. They can’t wait to have their turn getting picked up and snuggled by their human dad! Even the alpaca wants to get in on the action!
Viewers instantly responded to the video with plenty of heart emojis. One person even asked if they could come over. “Are you guys hiring?? Please I’m even not asking for money, I can volunteer, just let me help you with this job.”
As crazy as that request seems, several years back Caromont Farm in Esmont, Virginia put out a call for volunteers to snuggle with their baby goats. The farm makes cheeses and when they were about to have 90 baby goats born in February they needed help with all the cuddling and snuggling. And yes, they do it every year!
But do baby goats really love cuddling that much? According to Bradley Mountain Farm, yes they do. “Baby goats are a lot like human babies. They like to be held, cuddled, and adored,” they write on their blog. They also share the proper way to hold a baby goat explaining: “They also have very long legs, and can walk on them when they are born. … If you hold a baby too loosely they will start to jump and wriggle just like a human baby.”
So they advise that you make sure their legs dangle so they can’t spring off you and hold them tight so they feel secure. You can read more of their tips here.
Now that you know baby goat hugging is a thing and you know how to do it, all you need to do now is find some kids!
P.S. Cotton D the alpaca does get hugs (all on his own).