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Best llama or alpaca for pet?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Llamas and Alpacas' started by Southdown, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012
    Southdown

    Southdown Loving the herd life

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    What do you recommend making a better "pet," a llama or alpaca (and which breed specifically)? I currently raise babydoll sheep and would be interested in adding one of these (more of a pet/not guardian). I don't use the fleece, so that's not important to me. I would mainly want a friendlier animal. :D
     
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    SmallFarmGirl

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    Lamas are great guardians!!!! Alpacas are better pets though I believe.
     
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    purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt True BYH Addict

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    I prefer llamas. In my experience, they tend to have a more people oriented disposition. That is not to say that all llamas will make good pets or that no alpaca will be friendly. It's really a matter of personal preference.
     
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    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Llamas tend to be more friendlier. If you want to be sure, then go to a breeder and buy a friendlier llama. But if you have a lot of time and really work with them, they can come around too.
     
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    Rose Grey Alpaca

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    I prefer alpacas, because llamas spit (a lot!).
     
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    purplequeenvt

    purplequeenvt True BYH Addict

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    My experience is the opposite!