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When we started out with gelded alpacas in 2008, we fell in love. Now we have 26 alpacas! They are really neat animals. Their food costs less than our one dog's food, they wait in line to poop in one spot, and they love to soak in the kiddie pool. Oh yeah, and if you take the hose out, they line right up waiting to be sprinkled. They are very curious animals and like to check everything out. If a new animal comes into the yard, they come running over to see it. If I sit down on the grass and take off my shoes, they come over to sniff my feet. They make a humming noise when they want their grain or if they can't see the rest of the herd for some reason. They are always on alert for danger and will sound an alarm call that sounds like your dad whistling for you when you were a kid.
They can be trained to walk on a halter and lead, obstacle course, and can participate in alpaca shows…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 21
  • Joined November 2, 2008

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When we started out with gelded alpacas in 2008, we fell in love. Now we have 26 alpacas! They are really neat animals. Their food costs less than our one dog's food, they wait in line to poop in one spot, and they love to soak in the kiddie pool. Oh yeah, and if you take the hose out, they line right up waiting to be sprinkled. They are very curious animals and like to check everything out. If a new animal comes into the yard, they come running over to see it. If I sit down on the grass and take off my shoes, they come over to sniff my feet. They make a humming noise when they want their grain or if they can't see the rest of the herd for some reason. They are always on alert for danger and will sound an alarm call that sounds like your dad whistling for you when you were a kid.
They can be trained to walk on a halter and lead, obstacle course, and can participate in alpaca shows.

And if all that wasn't enough, they have beautifully soft fiber that can be used for yarn, felting, doll hair, weaving and other crafts.

If you are interested in alpacas, I would suggest starting out with 2 gelded (neutered) males because they are very sweet and they produce better fiber when they're gelded. Also their prices are very reasonable. These days you can buy a gelded male alpaca for less than the price of a dog.

. . .and did I mention the fiber? It's just heaven!

See our new blog at:
http://alpacaoutbacka.blogspot.com/

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