Category: Alpacas

  • Alpaca Toys and Enclosures: Things to Know

    Alpaca Toys and Enclosures: Things to Know

    Alpacas can be a wonderful, fluffy addition to the homestead. They are also useful; alpaca wool is a fantastic material we can use to make all sorts of things, from clothing to toys. Alpacas enjoy toys, obstacles, and training, which can be a great way to help them stay fit and keep them mentally healthy, […]

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  • Alpaca Won’t Get Up? Meaning and What To Do!

    Alpaca Won’t Get Up? Meaning and What To Do!

    Is your alpaca laying down more often or having trouble getting up? Is this a concern worth your time or simply a sign that your alpaca is tired? We will cover exactly what it means when your alpaca lays down, how to check if your alpaca is unwell, and what to do should your alpaca […]

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  • Do Alpacas Make Good Pets?

    Do Alpacas Make Good Pets?

    Alpacas are fun and friendly animals that you may have seen in a local petting zoo. Or perhaps you own something made from alpaca wool? But how much do you know about keeping alpacas as pets? Alpacas make good pets that provide wool (fiber), provided they receive proper space and care. Alpacas, when kept as […]

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  • Can Alpacas And Llamas Eat Kudzu?

    Can Alpacas And Llamas Eat Kudzu?

    Alpacas and llamas are becoming increasingly popular across the US. This is not just as livestock, where alpacas, in particular, are kept for their super soft wool, but also as pets! If you want to join the ever-increasing numbers of alpaca and llama owners, there’s quite a bit you need to know about what they […]

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  • How Much Water Do Alpacas And Llamas Drink A Day?

    How Much Water Do Alpacas And Llamas Drink A Day?

    Alpacas and llamas are being increasingly kept across the US. Alpacas are known for being fluffy friendly animals, while their larger camelid cousins the llamas have something of a reputation for spitting at people! Camelids drink between 2-5 gallons per day. Alpacas and llamas may drink more water in extreme weather, when young and growing […]

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  • Alpacas, Llamas, And Predators: The Complete Guide

    Alpacas, Llamas, And Predators: The Complete Guide

    While alpacas and llamas are great pets who can be great guard animals, they are right in the middle of the food chain. This means that they are still vulnerable to predator attacks. So let’s talk about alpacas, llamas, and predators you need to worry about in depth. Alpacas and llamas can protect themselves and […]

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  • What Do Alpacas And Llamas Eat?

    What Do Alpacas And Llamas Eat?

    Llamas and alpacas are becoming increasingly popular animals to keep here in the USA. Native to South America, these camelids are mild-mannered and relatively easy to keep. So if you’re considering llamas or alpacas for your homestead, the first thing you need to know about them is what they like to eat. Llamas and alpacas […]

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  • How Long Do Alpacas and Llamas Live?

    How Long Do Alpacas and Llamas Live?

    Alpacas and Llamas are domesticated camelid mammals from South America. Camelids are known as camels without humps, and there are four kinds of them. Alpacas and llamas are the domesticated camelids and the guanacos and vicunas are not domesticated.  Alpacas and llamas live generally for 15-20 years. The oldest known alpaca lived to 28 years, […]

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  • Feeding Alpacas in the Winter: What, When, and How Much

    Feeding Alpacas in the Winter: What, When, and How Much

    Even alpacas can get cold and need a little help during winter – especially if they’re extremely cold! And one of the ways to help your alpacas during the winter is to make sure they get enough food and water so that they have the reserves they need to be happy, and healthy, and keep […]

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  • Are Alpacas and Llamas Ruminants?

    Are Alpacas and Llamas Ruminants?

    Alpacas and llamas are becoming increasingly kept animals across the US, not least because of their friendly natures, cute appearances, and super soft wool! The two species have important similarities and differences that make them easy to tell apart. But what about on the inside? Are llamas and alpacas both ruminants? Alpacas and llamas are […]

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  • Alpacas and Llamas: Which is Better, Friendlier, Kinder, etc?

    Alpacas and Llamas: Which is Better, Friendlier, Kinder, etc?

    Llamas and alpacas have become increasingly popular in the last decade. They are becoming an in-demand pet option for those who have enough space to house these magnificent animals. The fluffy docile giants, llamas, and their cousins, alpacas offer many advantages beyond just being pets. At first look, these animals may look the same, but […]

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  • Alpaca Sounds 101: 9 sounds & their meanings

    Alpaca Sounds 101: 9 sounds & their meanings

    Every alpaca owner learns the mannerisms of their own herd as they get to know them over the course of their lives, which although averaging 15-20 years can be even beyond 25! How much do you know about alpaca noises? Here’s a handy breakdown in case you’re curious – with more details to come. Alpacas […]

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