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How To Take Care Of An Alpaca: A Simple Guide

Alpacas and llamas are members of the camel family. While camels and dromedaries hail from the Middle East, Northern Africa, South Asia, Tibet and China, other humpless members of the family come mostly from South America. In this article, we describe and discuss alpacas and their care. Read on to learn more on how to … Read more

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What Does Alpaca Meat Taste Like?

Is alpaca a good source of meat? What does alpaca meat taste like? Alpacas are usually kept for fleece production, but recently more and more people are realizing that their meat is quite tasty as well. In this article, we discuss the growing trend of harvesting alpaca meat when culling the herd. Read on to … Read more

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What Do You Need To Start An Alpaca Farm?

Alpaca care can be pleasant, fun and lucrative. With their easy care needs and gentle personalities, these small, fleece producing members of the camel family can be the perfect livestock choice for an animal-loving hobby farmer. In this article, we share solid advice on how to start an alpaca farm. Read on to learn more … Read more


How To Trim Alpaca Toenails [Explained!]

Alpacas are interesting animals for many reasons. One of the most surprising thing about them is that where you might expect them to have hooves, they actually have two-toed paws with toenails that need to be trimmed from time-to-time. In this article, we outline the steps you’ll need to take to keep your alpacas‘ toenails … Read more

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How To Make Money With Alpacas?

Because they are small, gentle, quiet and clean and because they do not reproduce rapidly, alpacas are actually an ideal choice for small farmers to raise for profit. In this article, we explore several ways how to make money with alpacas. Read on to learn more. Investing In Alpacas? Alpaca Fiber Is In Demand Unlike … Read more

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How To Breed Alpacas: A Short Guide

Breeding alpacas is somewhat easier than breeding large stock, such as horses, cattle and pigs, but it does take quite a bit of attention and good recordkeeping on your part. In this article, we discuss the many important considerations involved in breeding alpacas. Read on to learn more. Alpaca Breeding Is A Sensitive Matter Unlike … Read more

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Alpaca Fun Facts And FAQ: How Smart Are Alpacas

Alpacas are the cute, smaller alternative to llamas. Many small homesteaders and farmers looking for profitable stock to keep on small acreage consider investing in them. What’s it like to keep alpacas? How smart are alpacas? In this article, we present interesting facts and frequently asked questions and answers about these charming creatures. Read on … Read more

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What Do Alpacas Eat: Tips On Feeding Alpacas

Many people who are considering keeping alpacas wonder what do alpacas eat. The short answer is that they mostly eat grass and hay, and in comparison to their size, they don’t eat much of it. The typical alpaca weighs about 125 pounds and eats about three pounds of grass, hay, vegetation and feed daily. In … Read more

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