There are different routes people take towards the point of keeping their own alpacas. Some have had experience with livestock, many haven’t.
Generally, thought and research goes into the preparation of embarking on the alpaca journey. However, not everyone is prepared for the impact actually meeting alpacas has on them.
If you are thinking of keeping alpacas yourself, it is good to think it through and to get some hands-on experience. Go find some alpacas and spend some time with them before you jump in with both feet.
1. What is your aim? – fleece; breeding; showing; pets.
2. How many? – how much land etc.
3. How much do you need to learn?
For a recap on the issues check out episode 6 – Could I keep alpacas