Wrestling Llamas?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mylilchix, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I've never seen this before, BUT my mama and her daughter have been romping around their pasture rubbing and jumping on eachother. Their rubbing necks, chasing tails, and I saw mom jump on daughters back. What's going on? [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  2. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Is she in heat? My does do that when they are in heat and they don't care who they mount. [​IMG]
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think she is. We think mama may be pg, but won't know until July (that's when she'd be due).

    Sonja
     
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I'm guessing progesterone is the culprit. IDK about llamas, but my goat does act like that when they're preggers and another doe goes into season - they actually act bucky.
     
  5. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    What about the daughter could she be in heat? Is she old enough?
     
  6. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My alpacas do this when they are playing or if they are mad at each other an are fighting.
     
  7. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Charlotte, the daughter, will be 2 the beginning of April. It is a possibility. This is the first time I've ever seen them behave this way. They kept it up for about 30 minutes. Thanks for the help. It took me by surprise.

    Sonja
     
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Llamas don't come into heat unless they've been exposed to a male; they are induced ovulators. They often become pregnant the first time they are put in with a male.

    They are just playing and having a good time. They also have a herd hierarchy and sometimes mess around figuring out who is on top. Mine get really spunky in the evening when the temp is cooler and it's starting to get dark. They go boinking around and jumping on each other all the time.

    Hope you get that cria in July! [​IMG]
     
  9. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Cindy! I've seen them dance around the pasture before, but never anything like this. Goofy girls! They're probably just enjoying our warm weather.

    Sonja
     

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