Alpacas

Resources About Alpacas

This is a graphic of a person pushing a wheelbarrow full of hay to three alpacas.
A primer on what an animal sanctuary needs training and protocols in place for when it comes to the compassionate care of alpacas.
A primer on what an animal sanctuary needs training and protocols in place for when it comes to the compassionate care of alpacas.
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Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for alpacas
Indoor and outdoor living space recommendations for alpacas
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This list includes descriptions of common plants and other substances that may be toxic to alpacas and tips on how to prevent poisoning at
This list includes descriptions of common plants and other substances that may be toxic to alpacas and tips on how to prevent poisoning at your sanctuary.
Everything you wanted to know (and some stuff you probably didn’t) about alpaca health checks!
Everything you wanted to know (and some stuff you probably didn't) about alpaca health checks!
Two alpacas sitting in a kiddy pool together.
Help ensure your alpaca residents have a happy and healthy life by introducing enrichment strategies for them!
Help ensure your alpaca residents have a happy and healthy life by introducing enrichment strategies for them!
A mother alpaca stands with her baby in a field.
Nutritional, living space, and social recommendations for a younger llama or alpaca in an animal sanctuary environment!
Nutritional, living space, and social recommendations for a younger llama or alpaca in an animal sanctuary environment!

Fun Facts AboutAlpacas

Alpacas practice good hygiene and have a designated communal bathroom area!
Yes, it is true! Alpacas do spit, but only when they are really upset and would like to warn away others. If you see their ears back and head up, back away!
A baby alpaca is called a cria. Mothers bond with their crias through vocalizations called humming, as well as through nuzzling and nose to nose contact.

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