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  • Keeping Alpacas and Breeding Cycles

    Although a female alpaca can be bred after a year old, it is better to wait until it is 2-3 years old. It is fine to keep both males and females together. The alpaca is not bound by a breeding season like sheep, and so therefore they will mate at any time and drop their […]

  • What are Alpacas and what is the Difference between a Llama and an Alpaca?

    So what are alpacas and how are they different to llamas? The alpacas and llamas both come from the camelid family but they are not nearly as bad tempered and smelly as their relative the camel, and are closer to llamas. Llamas are larger than alpacas, but despite their size, alpacas give more wool as their wool is fine […]

  • The Definitive Guide to Raising Alpacas

    But by 2008, the boom had all but gone bust, as increasing supply, coupled with the economic crisis, pushed the industry off a cliff. Ranches closed, and rescue organizations sprang up across the nation to deal with the neglected beasts. β€œIt was a speculative thing,” explains Faith Perkins, who has been raising alpacas in Salem, […]

  • Alpaca care

    Alpacas have adapted very well to life in Britain and are generally hardy, healthy animals that are relatively easy to keep. However, it is important to be aware of acceptable ways of keeping this class of animal, including basic knowledge of their nutrition, exercise needs, breeding regimes, normal and abnormal behaviours etc. This can be […]

  • Caring for Alpacas

    Alpacas are one the most interesting animals in the world. Caring for alpacas is not difficult β€” in fact, they are easy to keep and even easier to maintain. One of their major advantages is the fact that their fleece makes one of the strongest fibers and is used in many industries. We have a […]

  • What are the benefits of keeping Alpacas

    They are endearing and lovable, providing pleasure and joy for their carers. They can be run on uneconomic ground that is unsuitable for cloven-hoofed animals such as sheep, cows and goats. They are easily fenced, showing little or no desire to break out. Used to the cold and harsh conditions of the Altiplano in South […]

  • HOW TO TAKE CARE OF AN ALPACA: A SIMPLE GUIDE

    Alpacas and llamas are members of the camel family. While camels and dromedaries hail from the Middle East, Northern Africa, South Asia, Tibet and China, other humpless members of the family come mostly from South America. In this article, we describe and discuss alpacas and their care. Read on to learn more on how to […]

  • Caring for Alpacas: 5 Essential Facts

    Alpacas are one the most interesting animals in the world. Caring for alpacas is not difficult – in fact, they are easy to keep and even easier to maintain. One of their major advantages is the fact that their fleece makes one of the strongest fibers and is used in many industries. We have a […]