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Llamas & Alpacas FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about llamas and alpacas

This FAQ about llamas & alpacas was compiled and written by Michael Shealy and William Bagwell with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Where do llamas & alpacas come from?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 01 Where do llamas & alpacas come from?
-02 What kind of personality do llamas have?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 02 What kind of personality do llamas have?
-03 Do they spit?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 03 Do they spit?
-04 What do you do with a llama?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 04 What do you do with a llama?
-05 What's the difference between alpacas and llamas?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 05 What's the difference between alpacas and llamas?
-06 Do llamas produce fiber of high quality? How much do they produce?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 06 Do llamas produce fiber of high quality? How much do they produce?
-07 Can you ride them?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 07 Can you ride them?
-08 Can you take them back-packing?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 08 Can you take them back-packing?
-09 How much space do they need?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 09 How much space do they need?
-10 Do they bite or kick?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 10 Do they bite or kick?
-11 Is their manure good fertilizer?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 11 Is their manure good fertilizer?
-12 Do they get along alright alone?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 12 Do they get along alright alone?
-13 Do you have to castrate the males if they won't be used for breeding?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 13 Do you have to castrate the males if they won't be used for breeding?
-14 Can llamas be used as guards for smaller livestock?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 14 Can llamas be used as guards for smaller livestock?
-15 How long do llamas and alpacas live?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 15 How long do llamas and alpacas live?
-16 When do they reach breeding maturity?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 16 When do they reach breeding maturity?
-17 What is the gestation period?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 17 What is the gestation period?
-18 When do females stop breeding?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 18 When do females stop breeding?
-19 How much do the babies weigh when born?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 19 How much do the babies weigh when born?
-20 What is Berserk Male Syndrome? or Can llamas or alpacas become over-bonded or over-handled, and how can this be avoided? What are the results of this type of over-handling/mistreatment?
llamas & alpacas FAQ: 20 What is Berserk Male Syndrome? or Can llamas or alpacas become over-bonded or over-handled, and how can this be avoided? What are the results of this type of over-handling/mistreatment?









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