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Train an older llama

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Llamas and Alpac' started by EmilyJade, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Sep 23, 2017
    EmilyJade

    EmilyJade Herd lurker

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    Hi!
    Was offered an older llama for free as I really needed one as protection for my goats.
    I seen her in a pasture I drive by everyday and felt bad that she is all by herself.

    So she is an older 18 yr old llama. Never as far as I know handled or touched much by humans. She is a proven guardian and hates dogs in general.

    So my question is, what am I getting myself into if I take her?
    I mean I imagine there is care and such you have to normally provide such as hoof care, shearing and such?

    How easy is it to socialize and tame a llama, especially an older one?

    Would love some insight on this!

    Thanks
    Emily