It's that time of the year! Holiday shopping for our friends, families, and ourselves (why not?). We've compiled a list for llama enthusiasts, things we'd be delighted to receive ourselves and are confident the llama lover in your family will enjoy as well.
Weaning is very stressful for crias. In this article, I discuss recommendations on how to set up your crias for success during this time, including when to wean, where to wean, and what you can do to make the weaning period successful.
In June of 2020 we made the trip back to Steve and Sue Rolfing's Great Northern Ranch. We were en route to Bozeman, Montana to meet Paul and Sally Taylor when Steve and Sue graciously hosted us for a short visit. Our first trip to Great Northern Ranch was in July of 2018, as we interviewed them for the very first issue of American Llama. It is well worth reading again, find it by clicking here.
One of the most common questions on the Llama Group on Facebook is “What shears should I buy for my llama?” or “What clippers should I buy for my llama?”. We have taken some of the responses over the years and compiled them into a single article with our own opinions and experiences mixed in.
It is important to note that hiring a professional to shear your llama is often the best choice. But if you are having trouble finding someone, or you are just the do-it-yourself type this will help get you started.
Before we discuss any brands you'll have to decide if you want hand shears, clippers, or sheep shears.
What’s the difference between a llama and an alpaca? This might be the question I am asked most frequently by people finding out I raise llamas for the first time. Unsurprisingly there are quite a few blogs and articles related to this question when you start an internet search. If you are familiar with llamas you will be disappointed with much of what you find, and if you are unfamiliar with them you will likely get a bad first impression. That is why I have created an infographic and this accompanying article to try to correct some misconceptions that have floated out onto the internet.