One of the most interesting aspects of goats is the sound they make. Unlike many other animals, they don't speak, but they have a way of letting us know what they are thinking or feeling. It is called the "bleat", and it is a high-pitched, weak, and sometimes short squeaky noise. The sound is similar to the one we humans make, and sometimes even the sounds of other animals.
Goats bleat for a number of reasons. They may bleat to signal danger, to call for food, or just to let their owners know they are thirsty.
When a pregnant female goat starts bleating, it's for a reason. Her babies will recognize it as the mother's voice.
Another bleat-like noise is a coughing sound, which is common in sick and dying goats. This is a warning to other animals that the animal isn't well and needs help.
Other goats are able to bleat out loud, and sometimes they do so in a dramatic way. A male goat will bleat like a monkey, while a female is more stoic.
While the most popular bleats are the humming, roaring, and other human-like sounds, goats actually have many more sounds. You'll find that their noises vary based on their age, gender, and even their needs.
Goats have different bleats when they need something, when they are happy, and when they are stressed. The best time to listen for these sounds is to visit a petting zoo or farm.