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How can i get my goat to drink water?

my goat was just recently weaned from milk but all through the process of raising him from 2 weeks old he never would drink water from a bowl/bucket.
he will drink water fine from a bottle but just walks to the water in a bowl/bucket sniffs it and shows no interest. how can i get him to start drinking water?

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you can lead a horse to water...

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awwh! I wanna see. it but maybe you should just leave the water bowl there he'll come around when he sees it. goats are very smart animals when he see's that it's his only resource of something to drink, trust me I had the same problem with my dog. or maybe you can feed the water to him through a bottle,? idk let me know how it turns out.

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yes very smart but just sniffs the water. I wanna hsve him able to be on his own instead of depending on me for water daily
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be clever! show him that it's the same without you!
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You can put molasses in the water and dip your hand in it to show that there's something in the dish :)

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how much molasses?
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About 2-4 tablespoons I think. Or just till the water is sweet :)
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alright thanks! ill give that a try
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Your welcome!! Good luck :)
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Maybe raise the bucket up a bit. Hang it on the fence. Make sure he has a salt/mineral block too. He will get thirsty. And lonejoe, that is how you get a horse to drink, lol.

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