Dik-Dik are miniature African antelopes. There are several species; ours are Gunther's Dik-Dik. The adults weigh 7 - 10 lbs. at maturity and have pencil-thin legs. The males have two-inch horns. They give birth to a single baby which weighs about 1 pound. We will sell these babies as mother-raised weanlings (usually at two months of age) or on a bottle at approximately 10 days of age. Mother-raised babies will not be tame and are best kept for display or breeding. Bottle babies become very tame and enjoy being petted, but because they are very small and easily frightened they are not suitable for small children. Even a very tame dik-dik will not tolerate being picked up.
Because of their diminutive size, dik-dik only require a pen approximately 10' x 20', preferably grassy, and with access to some sort of shelter. In temperatures in the 40's or below, they require a heat lamp in their shelter. In the absence of good grass, they will need a good quality hay, such as alfalfa, which can be purchased at feed stores or PetSmart stores. They also need a high protein feed. We feed Purina's Equine, Jr. With these simple needs met, dik-diks are easy to keep and are a pleasure to watch.
Prices for mother-raised babies: males - $1250, females - $1500 For babies on bottles: males - 2500, females - $3000
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