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Adding Weight to Thin Alpaca

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Llamas and Alpacas' started by AdoptAPitBull, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2012
    AdoptAPitBull

    AdoptAPitBull Ridin' The Range

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    I rescued a Suri alpaca (and a few others!) from a poor situation yesterday. He's older, about 14, and needs to put some weight on so he can enjoy the rest of his life. Right now he's on his hay and alpaca pellet. So far I've not found any treats that he likes (tried to offer some fruit and crackers). I do have some high calorie top dress for my goats, and I wondered if he could have a bit of that to add some pounds. Any suggestions for feed or supplements that add weight?
     
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    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Shredded beet pulp and some calf manna should help. If the high calorie top dress doesn't have added copper, you should be ok with that too. That is great that you took them in. Good luck with him.
     
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    TheSheepGirl

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    You can try some soybean meal. This is pretty safe to use. Add about 1/2 cup to every pound of llama pellets.