The alpaca

An exceptional animal

The alpaca is a gentle, quiet and calm animal. It is a social herd animal that lives in groups. Fearful and independent, it tends to move away from humans. He spits only when angry or to establish a hierarchy within the group. Spitting is mostly reserved to other alpacas and rarely to humans.

The alpaca has a life expectancy of 15 to 25 years. It measures between 75 cm and 1 meter at the shoulder and weighs between 50 to 80 kg. If educated, it can easily be handled by a woman and is safe for children.

The alpaca is very ecological as it keeps the meadows in good condition. It cuts the grass instead of snatching it and its hooves are fitted with pads.

It produces very little amounts of greenhouse gas since its feces are solid, odorless and can be composted.

The relationship developped with an alpaca is different from the one developped with a dog, a cat or a horse but is just as rewarding. They do not easily give their trust but once gained, it is a great victory and an immense joy!