Alpacas are considered the world's finest livestock investment. But unlike the stock market, alpacas are an investment that you can see, touch and personally manage. Raising alpacas can be a fun and rewarding lifestyle.
There are two types of alpacas - the Huacaya (wha-KAI-ah) and the Suri (surrey). They usually weigh about 120-175 lbs. They are shy, quite, intelligent and curious animals that require companionship. Alpacas are herd animals and should not be raised alone. They learn by observing other alpacas. They communicate by softly humming.
Alpacas reproduce slowly. Females usually give birth to only one cria per year. Twins are rare. They usually give birth in the daytime without any asistance. Alpacas live to be about 20 years old. Since alpacas are ruminants, and have triple-chamber stomachs, they are grazers who quietly chew cud all day. They are very gentle on the land as they have soft padded feet with two toes.
Alpacas are ideal small farm livestock and family business. The joy, ease of care and potential profitability of raising alpacas has attracted people from many walks of life to become breeders. Anyone can raise alpacas!
Alpacas are irresistible, addicting, and a joy to own! You can't have just one; you have to start with two, then the rest is up to you!
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