Why Keep Alpacas?
What’s not to love about alpacas?!
Each one has its own individual features and personality to match but are bred primarily for their beautifully soft fleece, often referred to as ‘fibre of the gods’ they are also very curious, gentle animals which give them a very infectious effect on anyone who meets them!!
Unlike other livestock they are hardy creatures and relatively easy to keep. Great to have amongst a flock of sheep, especially lambs, to deter foxes from the vicinity a well as chickens, ducks and turkeys. Alpacas do not like foxes, and vice versa.
These graceful creatures are suitable for grazing a small paddock or large plots of uneven or hilly land as they are not fussy eaters and are also relatively clean, hardy animals that do not require shelter.