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Fun Facts about Alpacas

  • Alpacas were developed in South America and are members of the camel family.
  • Alpacas were most likely domesticated from a wild animal called a vicunya.
  • Alpacas are raised for their fiber which is a luxury fiber like cashmere and comes in more natural colors than any other fiber animal.
  • Alpacas eat grass or grass hay and are not expensive to keep.
  • Alpacas are herd animals and do not like living alone.
  • Alpacas are shy and their main self defense is to run away if they get scared.
  • Alpacas can live in small pens and tolerate a stocking rate of 5 per acre.
  • Alpacas are sheared once a year.
  • Alpacas live for twenty years or more.
  • Alpacas have one baby per year; gestation is 11 to 11.5 months.
  • Alpacas are great with kids and are a wonderful animal for the small farm.

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