We had to put tennis balls on the horns of a rescue goat named Twinkle Toes that joined our Nigerian herd in 2010. We used miniature dog toy tennis balls that we put on with duct tape. None of the rest of our goats have horns, so we kept the tennis balls on for a couple of months until we were sure she wouldn't hurt the other goats.
Misbehaving Goats Forced To Wear Tennis Balls & Pool Noodles & For Everyone’s Safety. Did you know that naughty goats get tennis balls and pool noodles on their horns so they don’t hurt the others?
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Since some of the goats have pointy horns, they thought that they would prototype some protective gear. TENNIS ANYONE? While it may look a little odd, or a little bit like a giraffe, the tennis balls on the pointy horns trick does seem to be effective. Personally, I would much rather be hit with a tennis ball than stabbed with a pointed horn.
My dog Max is OBSESSED with tennis balls. Here he is in slow-mo action.
Misbehaving Goats That Were Forced To Wear Pool Noodles For Everyone’s Safety. While goats are usually pretty calm and friendly companions, they sometime can display aggressive behavior towards their goat friends or even humans. Did you know that naughty goats get pool noodles on their horns so they don’t hurt the others?
I just didn't want to have bright green balls being super distracting and tacky in my dining room. I did a little research and found out that other people had tried dying the tennis balls- apparently Penn brand holds dye the best. Off we went to pick up a bottle of Rit dye at the store.
Goats can sometimes go overboard with their playfulness and end up hurting other goats and people as well. Pool noodles are flexible tubes made of foam to hide the sharp points of a goat’s horns. Other owners got more creative with sheathing the horns, using tennis balls, bucket, and socks. Goats are generally harmless animals.
Or would they just rub them off? I also recently saw a picture of goats with tennis balls on the end of their horns. Does that really work in keeping other animals and humans from getting poked? Note: I don't have goats yet and I'm NOT planning on getting horned goats. Though lately, I've seen a lot of horned goats for sale on Craigslist.