- Llamas are one of the oldest domesticated species in the world having been used for transporting goods for over 5,000 years in the Andes
- To feed two llamas for a year costs about $300-$400 depending on hay prices and pastures.
- Llamas prefer not to spit! it is usually directed at each other, not humans, and is about food, mating or herd hierarchy. Spitting is a last resort for them as it tastes terrible!
- Llamas can carry a pack, but are not built to ride.
- A llamas average lifespan is 18-20 years.
- Llama fiber is naturally hypoallergenic, hollow and warm! They produce superb quality fiber. (wool)
- Llamas do not need a set feeding time, require minimal daily maintenance and are easy on pastures.
- Llamas greet each other and humans nose to nose!
- Llamas are highly intelligent, cooperative, calm, tolerant and trusting.
- Llamas are gentle and shy by nature, they do not bite and seldom kick.
- Llamas are social—you need to own at least 2.
- Llamas are respectful of fencing and easy to transport and keep.
- Other llama friends; llamas are very social
- An acre is advised for 2-3 llamas to graze and roam
- To be sheared once a year
- A shelter for protection from extreme weather
- Their toenails trimmed on a regular basis
- Access to fresh water, they only drink about a gallon a day
- Shade or fans to keep cool in the summer
- Low protein hay and feed