Can alpacas talk?
Not exactly, but they love to hum. Alpacas can hum for a variety of reasons, such as being happy, curious, content, bored or threatened. Once one alpaca begins to hum, there is often a humming alpaca chorus that soon follows.
Are there different breeds of alpacas?
There are two different breeds of alpacas: Huacaya and Suri. Huacaya fleece is warmer than sheep’s wool and softer than cashmere and is considered one of the finest natural fibers in the world. Their beautiful fleeces make them look like a big teddy bear. Suri fleece is typically fine and silky and can make them look like alpacas with dreadlocks!
What is the difference between an alpaca and a llama?
Alpacas and llamas are both members of the camelid family. Llamas are usually about twice the size of alpacas weighing 250 to 450 lbs., while an alpaca typically weighs 100 to 200 lbs. Llamas are primarily used for packing or guarding herds of alpacas or sheep, while alpacas are primarily used for their luxurious fiber.
What do alpacas eat?
Alpacas eat grass, good-quality hay and specially formulated alpaca feed. Yum!
Can I bring a stroller/wheelchair?
Absolutely. While we do have a paved driveway, a gravel parking lot and a gravel pathway leading to the main barns, most of our areas are grass pastures. You can, however, take strollers and wheelchairs into the pastures, although it will be harder to maneuver them. If you need assistance, please let us know. We can always bring the animals to you!
Can I bring my pet?
We do not allow outside animals on the farm.
Can I bring a large group to the farm?
Yes! We host many events throughout the year, and we also welcome visitors to plan their own events. We have a brand-new 600-square-foot facility available and there is a large covered porch off the back of the store for additional outdoor space. Until restrictions with COVID-19 are lifted, we are not hosting any large events at the farm or boutique.