Pygmy goats normally live 8 to 10 years. The oldest known pygmy goat, as confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records, was a male named McGinty. McGinty was 22 years and 5 months old when he died.
Pygmy goats are small, hardy goats kept for milk production and as pets. They are highly sociable and are often found in petting zoos. They can live in fairly small spaces as long as they have draft-free shelters, good hay and are able to browse for food. They mature quickly and are weaned at 3 months old. A female normally matures at 6 months and produces one to four young from each five-month pregnancy.