Give your baby only what he needs to grow big and strong. When it comes time for feeding, provide about 10-15% of body weight in milk per day over 6 feedings during the first two weeks after birth; then decrease frequency until they are around… Read More »How many times do you need to Bottle Feed a Newborn Baby Alpaca?
As general rule Alpaca Babies are called “crias” and females usually have only one baby at a time. . Alpaca crias usually weigh 8 pounds to 20 pounds at birth. Llama crias which are usually larger commonly weigh 15 pounds to 30 pounds at birth… Read More »How much does an Average Newborn Alpaca Weigh?
If the mom is available, the best option is to milk the animal. With care and some patience, it is usually possible to collect 4 to 6 ounces of colostrum from an alpaca, llama, and colostrum replacer. On Milk you then can feed 5 ounces… Read More »How many Ounces of Milk for Newborn Alpaca?
As a general rule Alpacas on a healthy diet live quite fine. With today’s technology Scientists, Food Nutritionalist has been able to determine the optimal vitamin and minerals quantities to keep your alpacas in a state of health that will prevent a lot of illnesses.… Read More »Alpaca Vitamins and Minerals: The **HEALTH** of Alpacas
As a General rule Alpacas breed once a year, and as livestock, they are often induced to breed at any time. The female alpaca has a gestation period of 242 to 345 days and gives birth to just one offspring. Usually born in spring is… Read More »Alpaca Babies: How Many? **NEWBORNS**
As a general rule baby alpacas need to be sheared for grooming, to help them stay cool in summer. Best for having an assistant to help hold the alpaca. Electric or manual shears can be used. They can be sheared at about 5 months. Best… Read More »How to Shear a Baby Alpaca **SHEAR**
As a general rule Crisa will need to be bottler fed if the mother dies during childbirth, is not able to produce milk, is ill. Some Alpaca farmers bottle feed all their newborns so that they can make sure that their babies are getting the… Read More »Bottle-Feeding Alpaca **CRIA**
Weaning Alpaca Crias: A Comprehensive Guide Alpacas are known for their fleece, but did you know they can also produce milk? Alpaca milk is very similar to milk from a cow or goat. When an alpaca gives birth, she will usually nurse her cria for… Read More »Weaning Alpaca Crias ***TEAT FEEDING**
Alpacas Giving Birth: A Guide Many people are interested in alpaca birthing because it is a process that can be both fascinating and educational. It’s also the perfect opportunity to make some memories by taking pictures or videos of this life-changing event. As a general… Read More »Alpacas Giving Birth **A MIRACLE**
Baby Alpacas: Predators Everyone knows that BabyApacas is a cute, cuddly creature. But did you know they also have to deal with predators? There are all sorts of animals and insects who want nothing more than to make a meal out of these little guys!… Read More »Baby Alpacas: Predators **DANGER**