Alpaca Tips & Tools

These interesting animals can really thrive given the correct nutrition and care.  Here are some tips you can use to get the most from your alpaca.

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    Alpaca Facts

    • Alpacas belong to a sub-family called camelids as do camels, guanaco and vicuna.
    • There are two types (or breeds) of alpaca: the Suri, which have lustrous fine fiber with no crimp and the Huacaya, whose fleece has a crimp or wavy quality.  Worldwide, the alpaca population is about 90% Huacaya and 10% Suri.
    • Camelids have the habit of defecating in a fixed area and avoid grazing around the piles, thus keeping parasite infestation low. 
    • Camelids are very efficient converters of forages for they are ruminants that have only three chambers in their stomach.

    Specialty Feeding Chart

    New Hubbard® Life Product Improvement/Benefit
    Gamebird Starter (39863)
    Gamebird Grower (39864)
    Gamebird  Breeder (39865)
    Gamebird Flight(39866)
    Pheasant Starter w/ AM (40444)
    Pheasant Grower w/ AM (40445)
    Added Chelates and Primalac® in all Gamebird Feeds
    Pigeon Pellets (40533)
    Pigeon Grain Mix (39869)
    Added Chelates and Yeast
    Ratite Grower/Breeder (39871) Added Chelates and Yeast
    Chinchilla Pellets (39872) Added Tasco®
    Guinea Pig Pellets (39873) Added Chelates & Yeast
    Llama Nutrient Pellets (39878) Added Yeast
    Alpaca Crumbles (39782) Added Yeast
    Rat & Mouse Cubes (40534) Added Chelates
    17% Deer Pellets (39879)
    14% Wild Deer Pellets (39880)
    Added Chelates & Yeast
    Added Chelates & Yeast
    14% Bison Grower (40537)
    12% Bison Cubes (40827)
    Stockmaster® Pasture Mineral (70P0)
    Added Chelates & Yeast
    Added Yeast
    Added Bison to Feeding Directions
    NutriPreme® (40535) Added Omega Fats & Vitamin E Improved Cal/Phos Ratio