Sirius Alpacas loves the annual county fair. The Geauga County Fair (actually, it’s proper name is “The Great Geauga County Fair”) is a throwback to quieter, slower days, at least in the alpaca tent. These cute alpacas have been on display for petting. But, when it’s lunch time, they settle into their chow-down mode. Alpacas eat hay and grain, but we sometimes give our animals a treat of chopped apples or carrots. A few farms we know actually bake their alpacas cookies out of dried fruit, grain and vitamins!
A good alpaca hay is a mixture of orchard grass and Timothy. When we have alpacas who need to gain weight, we add some alfalfa into the mix to help bulk them up a little. However, it’s a good idea to limit the amount of alfalfa. Because it’s high in protein, extended amounts over long periods of time can add coarseness to the fiber.
Alpaca clothing that can be worn against the skin (sweaters, scarves, blankets) should be spun from fine fleece, usually shorn from alpacas younger than 18 months of age. Sirius Alpacas‘ premium, luxury sweaters and blankets are made with 100 percent baby alpaca fleece.