Health & Nutrition Blog
If you fancy taking a leisurely stroll with an alpaca near you there’s certainly no shortage of farms with something to offer. We’ve picked out some of our favourites from the many alpaca farms around the country that we know through our nutrition work.
Whether you are an experienced alpaca farmer or you are looking at welcoming a pet alpaca to your family, the key to feeding your alpaca well is fairly simple – essentially an alpaca’s diet should include mostly grazing, with additional forage where needed and a small amount of concentrated feeds or minerals. And of course, easy access to clean, fresh drinking water. The basic rule of thumb is that although they have a similar digestive system to sheep (Ruminants) they are often classed as ‘pseudo-ruminants’, and so they actually need a diet akin to that of the horse (Hindgut Fermenters).