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Do Alpacas make good pets?

Have you ever thought about having an alpaca as a pet? 

Let’s see . . . .
cute, fun to watch, intelligent, curious, and great fiber producers!

Here are some things to think about:

  Alpacas don’t require a great deal of land.
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  They only need fresh water and food daily, and since you will not     be breeding them, minimal vet care is required.
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  As herd animals, there need to be at least two together as     companions or they will be very lonely.
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  They don’t have to be groomed or washed; we can teach you how to keep them basically clean, however, so you can     enjoy looking at them and their beautiful colors.
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  Their padded feet will not tear up your turf or pasture area. 
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  They can be taught to lead with a halter – even learning a few tricks and mastering obstacle courses.  This means they     can make great 4-H animals for children.
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  Alpacas seem to really enjoy children, and working with them can build your child’s confidence.
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  Since they have to be shorn every year, you get a new supply of their luscious fiber annually!  Alpaca fiber is exquisite     and valuable.  Most farms sell out of their fiber before it’s time to shear again.
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  Make sure you have shelter of some sort to protect them from the elements, and a safe, fenced area in which to graze.      And don’t forget to love and enjoy them!

Sound like something that would appeal to you?  We can sell you a couple of non-breeding males, either suri or huacaya, for about $1000, depending on your selection.  They would need to be gelded after they are about two years old in order to keep their testosterone-fueled energy in check, but you could bring them back to us and we’d do that for a nominal fee. 

Give us a call, come visit, and see if these delightful alpacas would make good pets for your family!