For the past few years we’ve been trying to find a sit with llamas or alpacas, and finally in France, we secured a sit with 2 llamas - Ulla and Faraudine. So many people warned us about spitting, but we haven’t had any problems with these two at all, and they will come and eat from our hands now and walk up the field to their boundary as we take the 3 dogs for their walks. We were told by the owners that the spitting can be a territorial behaviour around food, and were told once we’ve changed their hay and feed to come straight out of the stable so not seen as a threat. Seems to work. Wondered what other experiences people have had with llamas or alpacas… and some pix would be lovely!
I love alpacas. Not managed to sit for any but have walked with them. I will look for a couple of photos and post.
They are very cute… much smaller and with a denser coat than our two. It’s funny how when we started house sitting, I only really thought of it as being for dogs and cats, but there are so many other pets we get to learn about and look after!
Yes they our very cute.
Arent they fast runners
I noticed a listed today on TH up in the UK for folks w a pet owl! I’d apply when we can travel that way again
I sometimes see an owl on one of my run routes & hope I don’t blind it with my headlight as tis early am when we cross paths.
That would be an awesome sit! Not sure about emus , they’ve got a bit of a kick. Poor things though… so many animals and critters affected by the flooding. Did you see the spiders though!!!
Ours spend most of the time sitting around Must be an age thing… they are quite elderly.
The spiders … No thank you! I understand there’s now an increase of funnel web spiders & I think it was the australian reptile park that’s asked people to place them in a container then drop them off so staff can milk them .
The floods haven’t done much for the mouse plague in parts of rural qld & nsw .
So cute! We’ve done a couple of sits with Alpacas. They are such awesome and curious creatures! We had them eating out of our hands too - although some were more skittish than others!
Lovely picture !! Has made me appreciate how much shorter alpacas are to the llamas we had!
I love this topic!
I was lucky enough to go on an alpaca walk a while back. Here’s me and my pay Sandy.
Love it! We are hoping to take our llamas for a walk in the summer when we go back for a repeat sit!