Alpacas

Resources About Alpacas

A short guide on how to trim an alpaca’s nails and common nail care concerns!
A short guide on how to trim an alpaca's nails and common nail care concerns!
Johne’s is a challenging disease, especially in a sanctuary setting where individuals have unknown backgrounds and may be coming come from situations where the
Johne’s is a challenging disease, especially in a sanctuary setting where individuals have unknown backgrounds and may be coming come from situations where the risk of exposure is high. What do you need to know to keep your residents safe?
Banner reading "What Does It Meand?" with a picture of an alpaca.
This resource is part of a series on camelid body language and provides a brief introduction to the different ways camelids communicate with their
This resource is part of a series on camelid body language and provides a brief introduction to the different ways camelids communicate with their head and necks.
Banner reading "what does it mean?" with an alpaca and speech bubble with musical notes and the word humm.
Vocalizations can provide vital insight into a camelid resident’s emotional state and health if you are able to interpret them properly!
Vocalizations can provide vital insight into a camelid resident’s emotional state and health if you are able to interpret them properly!

Fun Facts About Alpacas

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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