FUN FACTS

Alpaca do not like to be alone, therefore you should always have at least two. 

Male and female alpaca are not kept together, they are brought together for breeding.

Alpaca beans (poop) is a fantastic fertilizer, it will not burn your garden and is all natural.

Alpaca yarn and products are lighter than wool and warmer than cotton.

Alpaca fleece is hypoallergenic - there is no lanolin making the yarn soft and not itchy.

Their fleece is fire resistant and flame retardant.

They are water resistant and any products made from their fibre also wicks moisture away.

Alpacas come in 22 colours with hundreds of shades within those colours.

Alpaca are therapeutic and are often taken to hospitals and nursing homes.

Alpaca all share a communal washroom.  If you take them somewhere take a bit of poop and they will go wherever you put it.

In order for female alpaca to have babies the males sing (orgle) to them to get their body to cycle.

Female alpaca only typically have 1 baby at a time.

Alpaca are pregnant for about 111/2 months.

A mama alpaca can control when she has her baby based on temperature and time of day.

A baby alpaca is called a "cria", a male alpaca is called a "macho" and a female is called a "hembra"

Alpaca make a humming noise and click when they are happy.  When they see danger they do a high pitched "siren" to alert the others in the herd.

Alpaca are unique and know when they are pregnant.  To check if she is expecting a cria all we need to do is bring a male to her and if she spits at him chances are she is pregnant.

If an alpaca lays down with their legs underneath them it is called a "kush".