Any Alpaca gurus here??

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Wow, you work fast! ;)

Would be nice if my boys were anywhere near that calm!
Haha, idk why mine are calmer than yours, sure don't handle them much. =/

Rosko kept having a kicking fit. Quit going up his neck and couldn't go low on his legs, took over an hour.
Derrik took 35-40mins and even though he danced around, only kicked during trimming the soft side/under belly area where there's no ribs. He's a good boi!
 

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We've done Teddy 3 times, Laddie twice. The first time Laddie ended up with knee high fur boots because he just wasn't having it. Tied all 4 feet the next time. Well more than an hour to do either one of them and that is with one using shears and one using scissors.

My guess is that while you haven't handled yours all that much, you probably didn't "manhandle" them either. I think mine really don't like the sound of the electric shears. And the farther up the neck the less they like them. All the better that I just can't get the shears to work for long even when they start sharp. Either I am super fail at it or the dirt dulls them almost immediately.
 

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Haha, idk why mine are calmer than yours, sure don't handle them much. =/

Rosko kept having a kicking fit. Quit going up his neck and couldn't go low on his legs, took over an hour.
Derrik took 35-40mins and even though he danced around, only kicked during trimming the soft side/under belly area where there's no ribs. He's a good boi!
Hello! Still have Alpacas?
 

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My trainer buddy accidentally met Derrik today!
Since I found out the farm they went to just tonight, I have updates. Joy's of a crap memory, IDK if I ever got the name of the place when I sold them through CL.

Anyway...
Rosko died suddenly & very quickly.
Derrik is a fat boss of their other boys & is still a happy attention hog & loves their visitors!
 
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