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    It's National Alpaca Week and we went to a couple of the local places to have a look on the weekend.

    Ooooo, I'm tempted. Interesting animal.

    Anyone got any experience with them?

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    Have 2 fosters.....will try to answer any questions.....
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    they remind me of austin powers...thats about the depth of my knowledge.

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    Our guys (Adam & Danny) seem healthy and happy. They come right up the the fence an cooooo at you lol. oh calls them dumb and dumber!! They escaped once when the gate wasn't shut properly. Got them back by shaking their (empty) food buckets and they came running lol
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    i love their whistle=) my OHs grandparents had 2 wethers. they were nasty but they wernt really socialized. they got them because their sheep kept getting attacked by dogs. alpacas came along no more attacks one dead dog!!!!!!!
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    " Come eat your food tina! " in neoplean dynamite voice

    hahah they are funny.

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    It won't be something that will happen this year as we need to do more fencing but it's a thought for next year.

    There was a beautiful young black boy (soon to be wether) that had been bottle fed and SS13 led him around on his halter and lead and he liked a neck rub.

    If I hadn't gone back into the dogs in a big way they would of been a consideration. I was interested to hear about their impact on the ground, less than sheep and cattle and even us.

    Don't know how I'd feel about clipping their toe nails. They all seemed curious to come to the fence and sniff us. Not as big as I was expecting, was confusing them with the Llama, which is much bigger.

    But knowing me I wouldn't be happy with a couple of wethers, I'd want a good quality breeding pair.

    I cringed when the guy directed hubby down past their prize winning show team to the paddock with the wethers and hubby said "no use looking there mate, I know the wife, she'll go into it big time or not at all."

    Shar, do you suppliment feed your Alpacas or do they have enough feed at your place? Do you move them from paddock to paddock and if so how easy is it. Have you clipped their nails, and if so how easy was it?

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    Alpacas are so cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    It won't be something that will happen this year as we need to do more fencing but it's a thought for next year.

    There was a beautiful young black boy (soon to be wether) that had been bottle fed and SS13 led him around on his halter and lead and he liked a neck rub.

    If I hadn't gone back into the dogs in a big way they would of been a consideration. I was interested to hear about their impact on the ground, less than sheep and cattle and even us.

    Don't know how I'd feel about clipping their toe nails. They all seemed curious to come to the fence and sniff us. Not as big as I was expecting, was confusing them with the Llama, which is much bigger.

    But knowing me I wouldn't be happy with a couple of wethers, I'd want a good quality breeding pair.

    I cringed when the guy directed hubby down past their prize winning show team to the paddock with the wethers and hubby said "no use looking there mate, I know the wife, she'll go into it big time or not at all."

    Shar, do you suppliment feed your Alpacas or do they have enough feed at your place? Do you move them from paddock to paddock and if so how easy is it. Have you clipped their nails, and if so how easy was it?
    Never clipped their nails but will ask their owner about that (long story - she is 110 and has no room for them so they live with us) She brings them a bucket of feed and bread daily. No don't move them they have the run of probably 2 acres of lush, so they get themselves around from space to space. As I say, the time they escaped, all I did was to shake their empty bucket together and they cam a running lol
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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