Thankfully, these mini moos can be kept in your home and do not require a barn or farm.
When you hear the word pet, the images of dogs, cats, fishes, and reptiles come flooding in. But have you ever associated that word with cows? If not, your perception is about to change because cows now come in a miniature form. While cows are great to cuddle with, housing them seems to be challenging as they require a huge, open area, like a farm. That being said, the tiny versions of these domestic animals don't. Found in several farms across America, these adorable moos are the cutest. In addition to being kind and gentle, they look exactly like regular cows and gives you the feel of big dogs.
These hairy, fluffy cuties can surely be your cuddle buddies during the long and chilly winters. They are described as "exceptional pets that demonstrate a great deal of affection, are very social and are easy to take care of," according to Loved Little Ones. The best part has to be about them not taking up too much space, saving you the trouble of having a farm or barn to keep them. As for their price, the miniature moos cost between $1,800 to $3,500 depending on their markings, size, and color.
Not only are these creatures a perfect addition to your family, but these "miniature cattle are a great, inexpensive way to teach your children responsibility, and some very useful agricultural fundamentals. Their small size makes miniature cattle easy and safe to work with for any enthusiast." What's more, they also don't require a lot of costly handling equipment. According to Big Picture Agriculture, there are 26 breeds of mini cattle and they are often used for small-scale milk production, as pets, or for breeding. Now, if you are planning on keeping your pet inside and cuddling with it whenever, it's fine to keep one.
However, if you are thinking about keeping them out in the open, then I would suggest getting a couple more of these mini moos just so they can keep each other company. After all, we don't want them to feel all alone in their new home. You would also have to feed your little cows hay and grain, even if the miniature herd grazes. A diet comprising of primarily pasture grass is not recommended as it will give your cattle digestive issues and I'm sure you don't want that. So, when are planning on getting yourself these wonderful pets?
If you're still convinced about having a cow as a pet, then I would suggest you indulge in an aww-evoking wellness trend, cow cuddling, that is sure to nudge you in the right direction. The new fad of hugging cows, which has residents in the Netherlands obsessed with it, claims to improve your mood instantly. It this said to be a therapeutic service based on the healing properties that come with being close to animals, in this case, cows. According to a BBC report, this typically entails hugging the cow (just as the name suggests), resting on it for hours, and "taking advantage" of the animal's warm body temperature, its large size, and slower heartbeat.
While the practice originally came from the Netherlands, farms from Switzerland to the United States have begun offering these stress-relieving activities in recent days. One farm owner in the Netherlands claims to have been welcoming visitors for hugging cows for nearly 14 years. "Cows are very relaxed animals, they don’t fight, they don’t get in trouble," she said of the relaxing service in a BBC video. "You come to the fields and we have some special hugging cows and you can lay next to [them] — people think it's very relaxing." Sharing their experience of this unique exercise, one visitor said, "I am born in a city so I am very fond of being in nature with animals. The cows are very patient, very sweet." Getting close to these cows and relaxing with them might just convince you to get a miniature version of these cuties.