FAQ

Are all Alpacas the same?There are 2 types of alpacas.
Huacaya (wah – ki – yah) dense, crimped, woolly fleece ‘teddy bear’ looking
Suri (sur – ree) fine and lustrous fleece that grows parallel to the body ‘dreadlock’ looking
How long are alpacas pregnant?Alpacas gestation lasts around 11.5 months (depending on time of the year)
How old do alpacas get?Alpacas can live for 20 – 25 years
Do alpacas have teeth? Alpacas have lower teeth that have to be trimmed yearly because they keep growing
Do alpacas spit?Alpacas do spit, but only if they feel threatened and usually not to humans
How often do you shear an Alpaca?Alpacas are sheared once a year, usually before summer