Ibex Goat For Sale

Ibex are wild goats that are closely related to sheep, cattle, bison, and antelopes. They are found in the mountains of north central Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. Both the female and male of the species have long, curved horns that are used for defense and for selecting a mate. Ibex live in segregated herds; the males have their own herd, called a bachelor herd, separate from the female herd and the two groups only come together during mating season.

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Ibex Habitat

Ibex are wild goats that are closely related to sheep, cattle, bison, and antelopes. They are found in the mountains of north central Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. Both the female and male of the species have long, curved horns that are used for defense and for selecting a mate. Ibex live in segregated herds; the males have their own herd, called a bachelor herd, separate from the female herd and the two groups only come together during mating season.

Housing an Ibex Goat

A habitat for ibex should be large enough to satisfy the animal’s nomadic instincts…and large enough for several ibex, as this is a very social animal. Because the ibex makes its home in mountainous regions, the ideal habitat for it would include rocky ledges, cliffs, and mounds. The Nubian ibex is well-suited for hot climates and its fur will reflect sunlight away from its skin, keeping it cooler in the heat.

What does an Ibex Mountain Goat Eat?

Ibex, like domesticated goats, are herbivores and only eat plant material such as grasses, leaves, and bushes. The low nutritional value of this type of diet means that the ibex must spend most of its time grazing and foraging for food.

Breeding Ibex Goats

During the breeding season, or rut, male ibex goats will use their beards to spread their scent to attract females. Males will fight each other for the chance to mate with the females. The gestation period of the ibex is between 147 and 180 days, after which the female will deliver one to three kids. Newborn ibex are agile and alert, but the young will nurse until they are approximately six months old and stay with their mothers for at least a year.