Reminder to alpaca owners in this hot weather

19 July 2016

It is essential to provide adequate clean drinking water in hot weather. They may be camelids but they need as much water as goats or sheep. Alpacas need 3-6 litres of water per day. Lactating mothers will need even more. 

Shade - allow access to any shade you can provide, even if it is a temporary solution.

Cooling Stations - if available Alpacas will use any water to which they have access to cool their legs and underbellies. A child’s paddling pool can be filled up with water, or the garden hose sprayed gently onto their legs and bellies will often be appreciated. A long sprinkler hose can be turned on for a DIY cooling station

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