Llama Tips & Tools

Everything about llamas are unique. Give them the unique care they need using these tips and tools.

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  • Llama Facts
  • Specialty Feeding Chart

Llama Facts

  • Life span: about 15 to 29 years
  • Weight: 250 to 450 pounds
  • Height: 36" to 47" at shoulder, 5' to 6'5 at head
  • Average gestation: 350 days
  • Llamas belong to a sub-family called camelids (as do camels, guanaco and vicuna).  They are one of the oldest domesticated animals in the world, originating in the Central Plains of South America about 10 million years ago. 
  • Llamas can be bred at any time of the year.  A single baby ('cria') is usually delivered from a standing mother, normally without assistance.  Most births occur during the day's light hours.
  • Llamas are very efficient converters of forages for they are ruminants that have only three chambers in their stomach.
  • Like cattle and sheep, they chew their cud. 
  • Due to a relatively low protein requirement and an efficient digestive system, they can be kept on a variety of suitable pastures or hay, with the supplementation of recommended vitamins, minerals and salt.  A llama costs significantly less to feed than other comparable sized animals.
  • Llamas will spit at other llamas in order to establish the pecking order within the group, to ward off an unwanted suitor, or to say 'Stop It'.  A llama that has been mishandled or that feels abused or threatened may occasionally spit at humans.
  • Llamas have the habit of defecating in a fixed area and avoid grazing around the piles, thus keeping parasite infestation low. 

Specialty Animal 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