Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Alpacas in Winter


Olivia isn't allowed in the feeding pen. When she arrived here she was obese and we've discovered that it's very difficult to keep her in correct condition, so she has to make do with grazing and only very occasional concentrate feeds. The hard work to get her weight down last year has paid off and her cria Mango has been sustaining himself from grazing and what she gives him, and has the opportunity to come in the pen and try the food and hay. Mango will not be weaned until next year, firstly because it probably helps Olivia stay in condition, and secondly because he's not very big, although it's difficult to tell as he was the only one we had last summer and there isn't a cria of similar age to compare him with.

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