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Any Alpaca gurus here??

Discussion in 'Everything Else Llamas & Alpacas' started by secuono, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Feb 8, 2018
    luvmypets

    luvmypets Herd Master

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    We have a herd of all studs, never have had problems with them being aggressive towards us. Only time I have been spit at is when I get caught in the crossfire. Still annoying that they told you he was gelded.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2018
    Bruce

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    Hi @luvmypets Nice to see you pop in. Either I'm in the wrong threads or you've been pretty scarce lately.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2018
    secuono

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    Okay, picking up a second boy tomorrow, hope they become friends. Derrik's sad humming is depressing me!
     
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  4. Feb 14, 2018
    Bruce

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    Poor Derrik! My understanding is that they hum when they are stressed. My guys did that for couple of weeks after they arrived in Oct 2016 but I've not heard them hum since. Derrik must be really lonely.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2018 at 2:15 PM
    secuono

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    Yeah, hum when cornered or unsure about things.
    Then the girls hum at me as if they are telling me to go away....hahaha

    Anywho, Arturo on his way home.
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  6. Feb 15, 2018 at 4:26 PM
    Bruce

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    He is a pretty boy!

    Interesting, my boys do not hum at all. Not even when I make them nervous by going in their area. They have to decide if they want to hurry out of the barn or stay because SNACKS!

    They scream at each other sometimes. And Laddie spits at Teddy, but the only other noise I've heard from them for over a year is when they alert on something ... deer, turkeys, cat so far out in the field at the edge of the woods I need binoculars to see it. Sometimes I can't figure out what they are alerting on.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2018 at 5:21 PM
    secuono

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    I haven't seen/heard mine alert yet.
    =/

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  8. Feb 15, 2018 at 6:33 PM
    Bruce

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    They may not need to. You have LGDs to scare things off. They sound kind of like a donkey braying.

    Looks like they are ready to be a herd of two :)
     
  9. Feb 16, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    Yeah, I took a chance on a feeling.
     
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  10. Feb 16, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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    Already BFFs :)