Sad news about Preston the alpaca

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sebrightmom, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    I went to a sell by my house tonight. My mother was there. There were two young male alpacas there. I have always wanted one, but never thought I could afford one. When they came in the ring, my mother asked me if I wanted it that she would buy it for me if I did. I couldn't believe it. Of course I said yes. Now, I have a beautiful alpaca in one of my horse stalls for the night. I have the best mother. My son hasn't got to see him yet. I can't wait. I know he will love him. My husband can't see why I wanted another animal. I don't think he will ever understand. I will put him with the goats. Now, I want more. [​IMG] I am trying to learn as much as I can. I would love any advise you all can give me.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2008
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    So what are you going to do w/this animal? They are pretty but seem worthless.
  3. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    I am going to spin his wool and make things with it. I have always wanted them for their wool. It is so soft. Plus, he will guard my goats. And most important he will be a loving member of my family. They are very loving animals.
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Congratulations! I LOVE alpacas!

    And they're not useless! They will protect other livestock, you can harvest their wool, and the babies bring a mighty fine price!

    Good luck with him!
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    They had an alpaca show here a couple of months ago and me, my friends and my mom all wanted one--but they were a pretty penny!

  6. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    THank you. I will try to get pictures of him tomorrow. We got him for a really good price. The owner said he shouldn't have sold him for that. Now, I want to find him a girl. My little sister really wants him. The guy told us that he has a female that is about to have a baby any day. That he will sell. I think my mother may get her for my sister.
  7. menageriemama

    menageriemama Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    [​IMG] Yay for you!!!! Oh, Alpaca fiber is anything but worthless!!!! Cant wait to see pics...
  8. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Here are picture of Preston(the alpaca) and my son Matthew. Matthew loves him.
  9. trishok8

    trishok8 Songster

    Feb 18, 2008
    you sure do have a great mom. I too, am looking into alpaca, very pricey but so worth it.
  10. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Awww!!! He is adorable!!! Oh and the alpaca is kinda cute too! [​IMG]
    I would LOVE to have an alpaca but the sign at my driveway says No Vacancy!
    He really is beautiful!! You will have lots of fun with him...spinning the wool is an awesome idea!

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