Bred animal myself
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Posted Jun 21, 2010
Alpacas are fantastic livestock to own. They are herding animals, so you have to have at least two (they don't do well alone). Some people own a few as pets. Others enjoy alpacas as a lucrative business and sell alpacas and breedings. Herd sizes range from a few to hundreds of alpacas. Some alpaca owners agist their alpacas at nearby farms, but still enjoy the benefits of a business.
Alpacas are friendly and gentle and are great for people of all ages. They don't bite and won't try to hurt you. They are beautiful animals and a great animal for children of all ages to become involved with. They bring delight to everyone from the very young to the very old.
Alpaca fiber is luxuriously soft and makes a fantastic yarn. It is much softer than wool and doesn't itch. It is also very strong and lightweight.
Even though they don't like the heat, they do well in warm areas provided they have shade and large barn fans. During the summer months we cool off alpacas by spraying their bellies with a hose.
If you want to learn more, visit www.PaxRiverAlpacas.com or call us at 301-627-4924 with all your questions.