alpacas

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by littlebluefarm, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. littlebluefarm

    littlebluefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    hi im interested in alpacas and I would love to learn more about them like what they need and what they can eat and cant and I would love some pictures and what they are good for??
     
  2. Turkeytruff

    Turkeytruff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 4 neutered male alpacas and they are great. We let them graze over a couple of acres and feed them about 1/4 to 1/2 cup alpaca pellets and some hay each day. Ours are not used to being handled but come to see me and are very inquisitive. We got them with the property when we moved in.
    They can eat chopped up cauliflower and broccoli and brussel sprouts. Here is a good website for you: http://www.rcfalpaca.com/jcare.htm
    I will happily send you some alpaca pictures if you want to PM me.
     
  3. littlebluefarm

    littlebluefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks...and yes I love to see some pictures :))
     
  4. Turkeytruff

    Turkeytruff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the pixels aren't as many so not as sharp as on my phone but you get the idea. Their names are Ginger, Mort (the black one), Fish (the multi coloured gray one who always rushes up to sniff me when I go into the field-kind of looks like a rasta dude when he wears his hay 'hair' in the morning) and Dennis the white one. They are a lot of fun. Jhnny2000 has 2 and she feeds them fermented feed but I haven't tried that more than once. I have enough work feeding FF to my poultry!
     
  5. littlebluefarm

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    awesome pics...thanks if I can take pics of mine ill post up some but how do u post pics?
     
  6. Turkeytruff

    Turkeytruff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look at the top of the reply box; click on the picture icon next to the video icon. It says 'embed an image' then instructs you to browse your computer.
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  7. littlebluefarm

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    okay hahaha now I noe ill take a pic of my alpaca and post it when ever I can :))
     
  8. littlebluefarm

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    so what do u feed them?
     
  9. Turkeytruff

    Turkeytruff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alpaca pellets - one large yoghurt size container a day is good for 4 of them. Probably half a cup each. And some hay each day. The rest they get from grazing.
     
  10. littlebluefarm

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    cool im just giving mine some alfalfa hay and letting her graze and then some grains about a cup and a half?...so do u shear urs?
     

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