Awatere Society Dominance

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Awatere Marley and Awatere Madonna

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Awatere X Factor

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Other Questions

The only silly questions are the ones not asked...

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Do alpacas make good pets?

Yes. Alpacas have gentle, curious natures and as such are easily handled. They are intelligent and respond well to training.

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Do they spit?

Yes they do on occasion spit at each other. The female will spit at the male if she is not interested in his advances!! This is known (surprise, surprise) as a 'spit-off'.

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Are alpacas noisy?

No. They make a gentle humming sound.

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Can I come visit your farm to see the alpacas?

Yes of course, please contact us on 027 AWATERE or email us to arrange a time.

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How many alpacas do you need?

Alpacas are herd animals and do not do well on their own. We prefer to sell a minimum of three wethers unless of course the new owners have an existing herd. We offer the appropriate discount for multiple sales. We also offer 3 in 1 packages – which is a pregnant female with cria at foot; starter herds or any other grouping the customer desires. To enquire call us on 027 AWATERE or email us.

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How much land would I need?

They are very efficient grazers and a stocking rate of four to five per acre is adequate depending on soil types.

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What sort of fencing do alpacas need?

Any fencing that can contain sheep will contain alpacas. They do not tend to push boundaries and are usually happy to stay with their mates in their own backyard. They can jump a fence though if sufficiently stressed. Barbed wire and electric fencing are undesirable.

It is desirable to have a yard or pen area though for when shearing or toenail trimming duties are required, or vaccinations administered. The alpacas should be able to reach adequate shelter from within their paddock.