Alpaca are some of the rare domesticated animals in the world. It is actually difficult to imagine how our ancestors decided to rear them, as they do not look like friendly animals from far or animals that you can actually eat and gain other numerous benefits from.
Here are some of the primary tips on how to rear Alpaca.
Get to Know the Nutritional Value
Just like other domesticated animals such as goats, rabbits, camels, cows, chicken, turkey and the list continues. Alpaca require special diet plans. Their nutritional requirement is closely related to other domesticated animals but a bit different as they need high supply of water on a daily basis. There are numerous platforms and people online who can help you understand the specific type of foods that you should feed the Alpaca.
It is imperative to invest in a nice pen to house the Alpaca and its calves from the harsh weather conditions. Climate change and global warming have made it almost impossible to predict the weather. Based on this fact, it is imperative to ensure that the pen is made from materials that can stand the harsh conditions such as heavy snow and rainfall. Surprisingly enough, we still have ice in the Antarctica and Arctic, but it is our hope that this trend will reverse.
Finally, you need to ensure that the Alpaca is seen by a professional veterinarian periodically to keep away diseases and infections that affect the animal. It is not possible to list the diseases and infections in this article.