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    Looking for USED/Pre-owned Dr. Evans Field Manual

    Hi! I'm an alpaca newbie. I'm looking to buy a used Dr. Evans Field Manual- doesn't have to be 3rd edition. If you have one or know of somebody who has gotten out of the business and wants to sell theirs, please contact me with the price. I know I can get a new one for $140!!!! :th You can...
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    Wound advice please...

    Hi. Not an emergency or disease, but hope someone can give us feedback. Yesterday morning I noticed a wound on my alpaca's ear, at the base of the ear, just inside the lip (of the ear). I noticed it due to flecks of dried blood around the long ear hair. She's fawn, so easy to see, and I...
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    Introducing my first alpaca herd...

    It was a very exciting (and stressful) weekend, as our little alpaca herd FINALLY arrived! :) We've been talking about them and planning for them since last fall, after coming into a few more acres, but we were starting from scratch, so it took time. We redid the fields we'd bought in orchard...
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    More space = better????

    Hi. I've read that you can keep 5-7 alpacas on an acre of land, but I assume that's minimum recommended space. Is there any downside to offering a lot of space (besides higher cost in fencing the area)??? Is there an upside to limiting their grazing space?? We're planning on having 2 - 3 pet...
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    Do alpaca droppings make good fertilizer?

    We just bought a few more acres adjacent to our property, so we're adding a few alpacas (our first) next spring. I've been researching them and what it takes to care properly for them. I've visited one alpaca farm near our area - they were great about showing us around and answering our...
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