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Llama minerals

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Llamas and Alpacas' started by TGreenhut, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Sep 8, 2012
    TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Loving the herd life

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    To those who keep llamas as herd guardians with goats:

    I provide loose goat minerals for my goats in their stalls (where the llamas can't get it), but what should I give to my llamas? I know they can't have the copper that goats can so should I put out sheep loose minerals? Is it bad if the goats have access to some sheep minerals even if they have goat minerals in their stall? I can't find specially formulated llama minerals in my area.
     
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    Goatherd

    Goatherd Overrun with beasties

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    I've been using this brand of alpaca/alama mineral and have been very pleased. Much like my goat minerals, it took the alpaca a while to get used to them.
    Chances are you won't find specific minerals for your alpaca in your area and mail order is the way to go.

    http://www.stillwaterminerals.com/recommendations.php
     
  3. Sep 8, 2012
    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Stillwater or Golden Blend or Evans minerals are all good minerals. You will have to order them online though.
     
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    TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Loving the herd life

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    Would it be okay for goats to have access to it as well (but not their prime source of minerals)?
     
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    My alpaca have access to goat minerals and my goats have access to alpaca mineral. Trust me, neither are that crazy about loose minerals so I don't worry! No one is dead yet.
     
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    TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Loving the herd life

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    :lol: I figured. Just wanted to make sure, though. Thanks!