Does anybody have Camels?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Aglaboost, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Aglaboost

    Aglaboost Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as riding animals go, I have always wanted a camel.


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    Does anybody here keep them? How does the care of them compare with other larger livestock (ie horses, cattle, llamas, etc..)? Are they easy to train?


    This information is available in bits and pieces around the internet, but I was just wondering if anybody here has personal experience with them.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have one....I think they are adorable though! I know they are closely related to llamas but that's all I know about them. I saw some once going through Texas. It was the strangest sight to look over in a pasture and see a herd of camels standing there!
     
  3. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    A lady up the road has a Bactrian (your pic is of a Dromedary).

    The bactrian eats about two flakes of hay a day. And is fat. Amazing.

    It's a lot of fun to call him to the front of his stall and feed him apples, LOL. He reaches DOWN to get them, LOL.

    They're pretty big and heavy and they definitely know it. Training/handling them is not for the indulgent, timid or faint of heart.
     
  4. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never owned one but I know that they can be dangerous to their handlers and rough with each other(if not properly trained and handled)...

    I also know that you can make some really high calorie cheese from their milk that will keep you going for a whole day, really, people in the desert use it as travel food!

    (edited to clarify a little bit)
     
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  5. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're beautiful and amazing animals, but they scare the daylights outta me...so do buffalo, lol.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    There is a camel that lives at Mojave Narrows and he is really friendly. Not sure what kind, but I have a friend of mine that wants one for the wool.
     
  7. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    What about a poodle instead?

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  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    From the "pictures around the ranch" thread.

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  9. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] THAT IS A HUGE CAMEL!!!! [​IMG]

    ....or a very small human [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    With the $18.5K price we will assume the camel is the special one. [​IMG]
     

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