||Two and a half years old|
||Deer Trail, Colorado, USA|
This is our male alpaca whose name is Boomer! He is two years
old. He resides in Deer Trail, Colorado, USA. Alpacas are cute, fuzzy
wool-bearing animals that are part of the camelid family. Boomer is
our "project" alpaca. Whenever we are in the barn, feeding
other animals or cleaning up the "poop" he is right behind
us, making sure we do the job right. He is always smiling and very
friendly to all who stop by to see him. His fleece is very soft and
dense and is sheared once a year. Alpacas don't make any loud noises
but they hum to each other. The hum is very soothing to listen to,
especially on a quiet country night. We take him for walks around the
block. All the neighbors love to see him on the way to our mailbox.
He is full grown and is a bit on the short side, probably about five
feet tall. Most adults are a few inches taller. The picture was taken
at two years old and about six months after shearing. He now looks
like a giant cotton ball and is ready for shearing again. Alpacas get
sheared once a year, usually in late spring. Alpacas eat grass hay or
pasture grass, along with minerals (specially designed just for
Alpacas!) and just a little bit of grain each day. They only eat
about a flake of grass a day, if that much. Alpacas are very low
maintenance and don't mind the cold weather.
If you would like to see more pics of Boomer and his buddies, visit
our alpaca site.
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