What do I need in my cria kit?

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In my first year, mostly out of nervousness, I assembled quite a large and complete cria kit which included everything you could possibly buy! But over the years, I realized I only really used a handful of items. So here’s … Continued

How do you wean your babies?

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  There is no one right way to wean your babies, so I am only sharing how we do it. Around 6-8 months old and once they reach over 60 lbs, we wean the babies. We’ve done it both ways … Continued

Our cria is born! What do I watch for?

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New crias can be very exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. What to watch for Make sure they are peeing and pooping. Most pee right after nursing. Crias don’t always know about the community toilet yet, so they … Continued

What is birthing like?

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A neonatal class is highly recommended, but here’s a run down on what you can expect. Most deliveries require no assistance and everything works out just fine. Usually the morning the dam goes into labor, they will seem a bit … Continued

My alpacas arrived! What now?

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Some things to watch for Make sure they are peeing and pooping. If they are straining to go pee, they could be dehydrated from the trip. Offer water immediately. You can electrolyte the water or offer both options. If they … Continued

How do I prepare for birthing time?

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You want to start preparing the dams for birth at least a month prior to their due date. Start increasing their grain amount. Use the bag instructions Sprinkle Lactation Herbs on their grain especially for first time moms Make sure … Continued

Can you give me alpaca behavior tips?

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Helpful Tips Work in a smaller pen packed with alpacas to limit movement for herd management Less people + more alpacas in pen= less scared alpacas for herd management Give alpaca an escape route forward so they don’t feel trapped- … Continued

What do you do with alpaca fiber?

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Alpaca fiber can be spun into yarn, felted, and made into fabric. You can use raw fiber or have it processed into roving, yarn, felt batts and more at a custom mill. Some people sell their fiber and others create … Continued

Why do you specialize in Suri alpacas?

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There is a lot to learn about Suris and Huacayas with many bloodlines and different fleece characteristics. We wanted to focus on one and chose Suris after falling completely in love with their look. In addition to that: Suris have … Continued

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