Once your camelid reaches adulthood, raising alpacas becomes a matter of maintenance, right? Well, that depends. Mostly, yes. But be prepared for different problems to crop up.
Basic maintenance requires feeding, toenail trimming,
worming, vaccinating, and shearing.
Provide high quality
and you'll have a successful business. You'll want to be careful with
as it can cause problems.
can be a life threatening issue. Intestinal blockage complications and death can occur, so be sure to keep your alpacas well hydrated.
What if one or more of your herd becomes ill and dies? Should you have
Is your cute cushing camelid not so cute anymore due to a facial swelling? Well, it could be cud it's planning on swallowing later or it could be a
Read about a bacteria called
to understand why you should be wary of purchasing thin camelids.
Think it takes a pro to train your fuzzy friends? Not really. You can do it yourself if you have patience.
Training your herd
is fun and rewarding.
When raising alpacas you'll notice males have an amazing ability to seek out females that are ready for breeding. How does he do this? It's the 'ol
It's important to keep your camelids stomach in balance. Knowing more about the
Alpaca Digestive System
will help you to understand how to keep their stomachs happy.
Do you have a small herd and want to save on shearing costs? Read how we did our own
Camelids have a perpetual grin. We recorded Lucky so you could see him smiling...especially when he's naughty.
Raising alpacas from birth to adulthood will take you on an adventure ride better than anything at Disneyland and you get to have it right there in your own pastures. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be frustrated, but you will never be bored!