I know people keep pygmy and nigerian goats and small sheep like babydolls and mini shetlands on a small amount of land, but what about alpacas? I know you can keep 5-10 pacas per acre but what if you don't have even an acre of pasture? I know you'd have to feed them more hay if you don't have a lot of pasture and you would need to rotate. One day I'd love to have a few small whethers, a few small ewes, and 2-3 gelded pacas, just as pets. It wouldn't really be anytime soon though. I'd maybe start with 2-3 goats in the fall if I have the money then, and work my way up. I hope to buy 10+ acres of land one day but until then would it be possible to keep pacas on a small amount of land? I have a pretty big suburban yard...no idea how big... possibly an acre? Not sure how big an acre is. But a lot of it is taken up by the woods, pond, soon fruit trees they would eat, etc so they couldn't free range all of it. I have a good sized side yard that the goats and alpacas could use and the other side yard could be used for the sheep. Then the rest of the space could be used occasionally, just not free ranged on. I could set up temporary fences in those areas and also walk them on leads so they could all graze/browse in areas where a fence couldn't be set up. And also grow stuff for them to eat and give them branches, leaves, weeds and such to keep hay/feed costs down. I've searched online and only once saw someone who keeps alpacas on a small amount of land and figured maybe there's a reason? But everything I've read says that pacas are easy on land and very easy to care for.