Face to face with the Alpacas

In New Zealand alpacas are raised for their lustrous, soft handling fleece and for the enjoyment of their delightful personalities. Alpacas require limited care, are small and easily handled - they do not get flystrike or footrot and they do not require tailing or crutching. Their enchanting good looks, their soft humm and their friendly disposition make them a popular choice of livestock for families with lifestyle blocks. 

Alpacas do not require lush fertilised pasture and require minimal shelter. A standard five-wire fence, preferably without barbed wire is all that is required to restrain the animals. Occasional grooming, trimming of toenails, annual shearing and regular worming and vacinations are advised. 
http://www.nzine.co.nz

On our way to our coach after the boulders seeing and lunch, we were lucky that we came so close to the alpacas..
After some time spent admiring the alpacas, we were on our way back to Christchurch.




Comments

  1. alpaca, i have not seen this kind of animal before.. they look like a mixture of few animals but just cannot name them, haha~~ it's great that you can see them such close.. :)

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    1. Alpacas really looked like a cross of Camels and Ilamas!!! So cute!

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  2. Alpacas...Then did you see ay kiwi birds?

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    1. yes, I saw the kiwi but in Northern NZ..

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  3. Well Alpacas are easily handled, so that means it can be a pet then.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, at least we know what is the name of this animal.

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    2. yes, it can be reared as a pet..

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  4. So your NZ trip almost come to an end huh? After all, your NZ trip is very shiok. Which travel agency you deal with?

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    1. not yet..I still have the northern NZ to cover..
      I traveled with the GTT..

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  5. Hmm, I noticed there were only three Alpacas that time? Where are the rest?

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    1. well, at least they were the lucky three..

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  6. they were like sheep, camel and donkey all rolled at one
    haha interesting creature indeed

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  7. well then it was the perfect animal to pet!
    less food expenses and it wasn't requiring much of
    you time too

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    1. furthermore, they are friendly too..

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  8. nowi wonder if that keychain you send me
    was an alpaca

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    1. oh, that's a sheep..will send you a kiwi next..

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  9. anyway, they seems to like lammas too huh,
    and i like that specific fur on their heads haha
    they seems to have hair like us

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  10. have a great day and happy blogging wenn
    take the best of care and god bless you always

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  11. Now only i know this is called alpacas!:)

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    1. I only knew about it when I was there..

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  12. I have watched a documentary on alpacas and it must be amazing to be face to face with a real live alpacas. I heard they like to spit a lot. Did you see them spit a lot when you were there?

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    1. well, they only spit when they refuse the male's advances to mate..

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    2. Hehehe, according to this:

      http://www.alpacafarmgirl.com/2009/03/why-do-alpacas-spit/

      they do spit for other reasons too.

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  13. I have never seen an alpacas before! They looks so cute and tame!

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    1. And the one with white and brown, so unique! They are born like that?

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    2. I supposed they were born just like that..

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  14. it must have been a great experience to see these alpacas so up close.

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  15. Never heard of alpacas probably a distant relative of llama? They are cute.

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  16. So nice able to get close to the alpacas, hehe...

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    1. yea, so lucky to be able to get close to them..
      Have a lovely Sunday!

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  18. La...malunya...I didn't know about alpacas at all. Thanks. Learnt something new today

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  19. I think NZ is the only country that has this animal Alpacas. Our nature is funny again.

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  20. Did I see in your post or someone else who bought this Alpacas soft toy??

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  21. I wonder if the NZ folks do slaughter this Alpacas to make burgers?!!

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