||Seven years old|
||New Jersey, USA|
is one of the sweetest alpacas on the farm. Many alpacas do not
like to be touched, but Sienna is usually happy to be petted. She is also
very smart: she knows her name, and comes to whomever calls it.
My family got Sienna over six years ago. My twin sister and I used to walk
her almost every day, and we formed a very close bond with her. Sienna
is always comfortable around us. She knows that there will be a few
carrots or an extra handful of grain in store for her when we come to
Sienna loves to eat. She is always the first alpaca in the barn at
feeding time, and whenever she hears the rustling of a bag she goes
right over to investigate, hoping for a carrot.
Another uniques aspect of Sienna's personality is her behavior during
labor. Most alpacas tend to seclude themselves while giving birth, but
when Sienna goes into labor, she literally runs to the first human she
sees (especially if the human happens to be me or my sister) and starts
rubbing and leaning against her, seeking help and comfort.
She has been an excellent mother to all of her crias (baby alpacas). She
is not overly protective, but is very nurturing.
My sister and I are in college now, and we miss Sienna's sweet and
inquisitive personality a lot. WE LOVE YOU, SIENNA!
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