Yes, miniature cows are a real breed, and yes, they really make adorable pets!
Everyone has their own liking when it comes to choosing household pets. Most people prefer the companion of common pets like cats, dogs, hamsters, and rabbits.
Some folks also enjoy the companions of rather unusual pets such as chickens, snakes, chinchillas, tarantulas, monkeys, and even skunks.
So, as you see, the competition is increasing and it's no longer a cat-versus-dog rivalry anymore.
But what really makes a great household pet?
If you could look at the example of pets stated earlier, you can clearly see they all have something in common. They all have manageable sizes that allow their owners to take good care of them easily.
Could you possibly manage to pet large-sized animals such as cows, horses, camels, or elephants inside your home?
I bet you couldn't, no matter how spacious your house is.
Cow lovers can now rejoice because you can now have a fluffy mini cow as a pet.
So, if you don't have enough room on your land to herd the regular big cows, consider getting these mini cattle for smaller acreage.
They still produce milk like the standard-sized cows, but they don't need much space. They also don't cause as much damage to your land as regular-sized cattle might.
And, let's not forget the cuteness factor!
Most miniature cows range from 36 to 42 inches tall, which is the same as a large dog.
They're also really easy to take care of, making them great for teaching children responsibility.
Whether setting chores like shampooing their fur, their size makes it easy and safe for anyone to look after them.
Lovable Little Ones, a specialty mini-cow breeder based out of Colorado, claims:
"Cows make exceptional pets that demonstrate a great deal of affection, are very social, and are easy to take care of."
The farm has all kinds of miniature cow breeds, including Highland, Hereford, Angus, Dexter, White Park and Lowline.
Each breed has different attitudes and advantages.
A pet steer will set you back $1,500, while a heifer (female which hasn't produced any calves) costs between $2,000 and $10,000.
Lovable Little Ones states on its website that they always breed incredible micro cows that make perfect pets for everyone:
"Our calves are halter broke, trained to be around adults and children, and of course lovable."
"It is our goal to be one of the best miniature cattle breeders in the United States that produces the highest quality miniature cattle with lovable dispositions and great personalities."