4-H is a wonderful program. It teaches kids responsibility, leadership, communication, the importance of hard work, and how to strive to be better than you were yesterday. Any 4-H program is an excellent thing to be involved in, and I don't endeavor to drag down any other 4-H project you and your family might be interested in. I spent my whole childhood in a llama 4-H club, so I may be a little biased when I say I think they are the best option available. Here are five good reasons to take a strong look at llamas for your next 4-H project:
The short answer is yes... but will they?
Do they spit at people? 99% of the time the answer to this one is no.
Spitting over food
The most common time you see llamas (or alpacas) spitting is when they are competing over food. For people who are lucky enough to spend a lot of time with llamas this is the most common time they have accidentally been spit on. The llama is telling its herd-mate to back off and the person happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. With a bit of awareness and some herd management this is avoidable.