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FEATURED BARNYARD PET: Llamas & Alpacas   Other Mammals

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Jun-5

FEATURED BARNYARD PETS:  Llamas & Alpacas

5 June 2018

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If you’ve never interacted with them up close, you might assume llamas and alpacas are basically the same. But they’re not. For starters, llamas are way bigger—averaging between 400 and 500 pounds. Alpacas are literally lightweights by comparison, maxing out at 200 pounds. Their fiber is curlier and denser (read: warmer) too. It tends to fetch more money, and is typically used for sweaters and socks. Llama fiber, on the other hand, is usually used for rugs.

More important, though, is the fact that they have pretty different temperaments. Because llamas have long been used to help people haul goods, they tend to be more comfortable interacting with us. Alpacas, though cuddly looking, are more aloof. “Alpacas are more like cats, while llamas are more like dogs,” says Cindi Hassrick, founder of Aurora Alpaca and llama farm.

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Jun-5

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Jun-5

Llamas as Pets: Llama Lovers Start New Exotic Pet Trend

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Jun-5

Llamas Bring Happiness to Nursing Home | National Geographic

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Jun-5

Guard llamas protect Park Rapids farm

Concern for security has led one Minnesotan to use an unusual tactic to protect his farm. Ken Kalish deploys guard llamas, both to protect farm animals from ...

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Jun-5

How to Care for Alpacas : Alpacas as Pets

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No vicunas?  No guanacos?

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Jun-7

There you go again, telling me something I did not know about. I looked up vicunas and guanacos and found out there are South American camelids that look very much like llamas and alpacas. Here is a picture of all 4 of them.

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