Alpaca FAQ’s

Did you know….there are two types of Alpaca, Suri & Huacaya.

Alpacas live up to 20 years.

The  gestation period  for an alpaca is  approximatley 11 months but this can vary between animals.

Alpacas are shorn every 12 months usually in the spring.

They are ruminants and enjoy grazing on good pasture and hay. We provide our alpacas with supplimentary feed such as lucerne hay and soaked lupins.

Alpacas are a herd animal. They need to be kept in groups of two or more animals.

Castrated males make fantastic guards for sheep and other  small livestock such as chickens.

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