Creating the best environment for your alpacas

Alpacas need and want to have their basic needs met; to be safe and secure; to have some interest; and to be able to express their natural behaviour.

So how can we create the best environment for our alpacas? It involves providing many different elements: the physical environment; the emotional environment; and the behavioural environment.

We all want to do the best we can for our alpacas and creating this right environment for them goes a long way to caring for them really well.

We talked about alpacas and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs back in Episode 56 – see the player link at the end.

Water Food and Shelter

But we can add the key factors of safety and security followed by interest and the ability to express themselves alpaca-style. It tasks a bit of thought and planning and sometimes a lot of work but it is possible.

Listen in to find out some of the things they find interesting plus an update on alpacas in the valley and the two young males who now have a new home, with some friends.

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