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Alpacas As An Investment

Every day more and more people are looking for ways to get out of the rat race and to live a better quality of life, with fewer pressures and a return to some of the old-fashioned values that have often been lost in the urban environment. One of the best ways of doing this is to consider alpacas as an investment. They are truly one of the best investments available, as long as you are prepared to work at it.

Unless you pay to board your animals (called agistment) this is not a passive inves... read full article



Caring for Alpacas

A quick guide to the care and maintenance of alpacas.

Caring for your alpacas is not difficult, but it is important to help keep them fit and healthy and in good condition for breeding. One of the most important monitors of health is the weight of your alpacas. They should not be allowed to gain too much weight as this can lead to fertility and birthing problems. And being too thin can quickly weaken their system and lead to illness or even death.

Caring for your alpacas is not difficult, but it is important to help keep them fit and healthy ... read full article



Vaccinations and Parasite Control

A guide to precautionary treatment of alpacas

All lamas (alpacas and llamas) require annual vaccinations and periodic wormings based upon the particular threats in your region. Please note that we are not veterinarians nor is this to be construed as medical advice--we are just sharing our experience for educational purposes. Always base medical treatments upon the advice of your veterinarian.

Annual vaccinations will vary by region but there are certain basic ones that all herds should receive:

1. Cria should receive CDT and Lepto at... read full article