Basic Care

  • Alpaca Shelter and Fencing

    Authors:
    Beth Osborne and Mike Arndt
    The Alpaca Hacienda, Temecula, California, United States

    Date of Publication:
    unknown

    Publication:
    The Alpaca Hacienda

    Excerpt:
    First and foremost, your alpacas will need a structure to protect them from the elements in both cold and warm seasons. In the summer, alpacas need a place that is shaded from the sun so they can stay cool. In the winter, they need a place that will shelter them wind, especially for moms and crias. The structure should be sturdy to protect them from the harsh weather and be properly designed to meet their needs. Shelters are also helpful when providing medical treatments such as vaccines or tending to sick alpacas.

    Read the rest of the article: http://www.thealpacahacienda.com/shelter-and-fencing.html

  • Basic Care

    Author:
    Liz Lena
    Alpacas as Pets???

    Date of Publication:
    unknown

    Publication:
    Alpacas as Pets???

    Excerpt:
    Raising alpacas, whether for fun or profit, is a responsibility. Just as with any other livestock or pet, we believe before you buy or adopt alpacas, it is important to do your homework and find out what the animals need to live happy, and healthy lives. You will need good information about fencing, shelters, equipment, haltering, caring for feet and teeth, good nutritional information, parasite control, pasture management, and transportation. You’ll also need to learn how to combat environmental extremes: keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And let’s not forget veterinary care, first aid and assembling handy lists of good resources!

    Read the rest of the article: http://webpages.charter.net/alpacaatlantic/2-1care.htm

  • Health Issues

    Author:
    Chuck Rademacher
    Alpacas as Pets???

    Date of Publication:
    unknown

    Publication:
    Alpacas as Pets???

    Excerpt:
    If you are thinking about alpacas as pets, the good news is that health issues aren’t a major issue. Breeding alpacas can be a bit more intensive, but looking after pet males can be a lot of fun with very little work.

    While pet alpacas are easy to manage, there are still a few very important health issues for pet owners to consider.

    Read the rest of the article: http://webpages.charter.net/alpacaatlantic/2-2health.htm

  • What Alpacas Need and General Information

    Author:
    Inca Alpaca
    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    Date of Publication:
    unknown

    Publication:
    Inca Alpaca

    Excerpt:
    The last twenty years has shown us how easy it is for anyone to keep alpacas. These wonderful animals have adapted very well to life in Britain and are now in the fields of many properties throughout the country. Alpacas are hardy animals whose forebears have spent thousands of years grazing on seasonally diverse pastures in very harsh weather conditions. Here at Inca Alpaca we have developed a husbandry regime that keeps our alpacas healthy, happy and in optimum condition. We can divide basic alpaca care and husbandry into eleven areas.

    Read the rest of the article: http://www.incaalpaca.co.uk/alpaca-info/about-alpacas/what-alpacas-need/

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