Alpacas are very easy animals to care for. Alpacas graze throughout the summer months and are supplemented with hay in the winter (less than 2 pounds of hay per day). They also eat pellets that look similar to rabbit pellets, but have a very different composition. The biggest expense associated with alpacas is the fencing required to keep them safe. Most alpaca pastures have a high fence around the outside to keep natural predators such as dogs and coyotes out and the alpacas in. Alpacas also require shelter from both heat and cold. Vaccinations, deworming, shearing, and toe nail trimming are all things that need to be done on a regular basis. Alpacas use a central dung pile which makes pasture clean up very easy.
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