Brilliant Adventure

While the women on the bus trusted in this innate, uterine wisdom, Mike and Carlos thought we should solicit directions from the couple standing beside their motorcycle at the edge of town. Carlos slowly pulled up and asked them if they knew the way to our destination, Mallkini Alpaca Ranch & Adventure, while waving a small handful of cash.

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Winter Management

The requirements for management of alpacas during the winter will vary greatly depending on country and region. This is largely governed by the temperatures and type of precipitation experienced in those areas

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Shear Trepidation

Alpacas were introduced to neighbouring Namibia in the last four years. Two new breeders purchased at our first Auction in April 2013 but couldn’t import them until March 2014 due to the South African/ Namibian border being closed to all livestock movement because of South Africa’s Foot and Mouth status.


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Berserk Males

I suggest that you learn how to clicker train. Clicker training works mainly through positive reinforcement. Studies show that animals (including human animals) learn quickly and permanently through these methods.

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Coco Alpacas

Once upon a time there was life without alpacas – but it fades into insignificance compared to the joy and excitement of owning my herd of huacayas, writes Jane Potts of Coco Alpacas.


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