The Origin of the Alpaca Generally thought Alpacas originated in the highlands of Peru, where they were domesticated and used as a source of wool. They are also bred for their meat and to use in camelid fiber farming. Alpacas have been kept by humans… Read More »The Origin of the Alpaca **HISTORY**
As a general rule alpaca hair describes the finest wool for fabrics in the world. Down through time used by the finest in royalty. It is naturally hypoallergenic, contains no lanolin, is naturally water-resistant, warmer than other wools, and is also naturally fire-resistant. All About… Read More »Alpaca Hair – The Fiber of the **GODS**
As a general rule Alpacas are not known to be fast runners, If Circumstances are right they can sprint to 37 MPH, on average they can run 28MPH for approximately 20 Minutes. If being chased by a predator they can sprint to 37MPH and jump… Read More »How Fast Can an Alpaca **RUN**?
Alpaca Milk – As a general rule, most Alpaca farmers in the United States do not commercially milk Alpacas. But That said you can Milk Alpacas for 1) Milk 2) Cheese 3) Feeding Baby Crias. It is challenging because of their small size but the… Read More »Alpaca Milk: Can you Milk an Alpacas (2024) | PDF
As a general rule, an Alpaca laying down is normal. An Alpaca will sleep 15-18 hours a day. They spend a lot of time grazing so will stop and nap and digest their meals quite often. They are also fond of naps in the sunlight.… Read More »Alpaca Laying Down (2024) **WHY**
Female Alpacas Mounting Other Females As a General rule Female alpacas are sexually promiscuous and will mount one another. Female alpaca mounts typically last about three seconds and the female may move her hips in a circular motion before she dismounts. Female mounting is less… Read More »Female Alpacas Mounting Other **FEMALES**
As a General Rule Common Alpaca Eye Problems include Anemia, Pink Eye, Munge, and Corneal Ulcers. Symptoms include Blurred Vision, Eye Discomfort, Dry Eye, Eye Nites, Eye Discharge, Red Eyes, and Swollen Eyes. Alpaca Eyes Problems Alpaca is a species of South America that belongs… Read More »Alpaca Eyes Common Problems (Updated 2024)
Do Alpacas Need Worming? As a General rule – Alpacas are also susceptible to getting affected by worms like sheep and other domesticated animals. The breeding alpacas must be vaccinated against worms before sending them to the herd. There are various tests for liver fluke… Read More »Do Alpacas Need **WORMING**?
Sleeping Alpaca – As a General Rule Most alpacas sleep lying down in a cush (also spelled kush) position at night. These members of the camel family are pack animals, and they love their afternoon naps. They sleep when they feel safe, especially in the presence… Read More »9 Ways: Sleeping Alpaca (2024) | Alpaca Sleep | Alpaca | PDF
How to Tell an Alpacas Age As a General rule – Alpacas are measured in terms of their age using a system that calculates how many ‘growth rings’ are on the surface of their front incisor teeth. One ring represents one year. The pattern and… Read More »How to Tell an Alpacas Age **OLD**