Our Llamas are called Liquorice, Bubblegum and Lollipop. They are an inquisitive and playful bunch.
Origin- Llamas were domesticated from guanacos in the Andean highlands of Peru 4000-5000 years ago, and are among the oldest domestic animals in the world. Llamas are known to in habitat elevations up to 4000 meters above sea level
Family– Camelid, other members of this family include alpacas, guanacos and vicunas
Lifespan– 15- 20 years
Diet– Llamas are a modified ruminant with a three- compartment stomach. They chew their cud like cattle and sheep. Due to their low protein requirements and efficient digestive system, Llamas are economical to keep. They are mainly fed on grass and are supplemented with meal and hay in winter.
Description- Their fiber (hair) ranges from white to black, with shades of beige, brown, red and is solid, spotted or marked in many patterns. They are social animals need the companionship of their species. Independent yet shy Llamas are gentle and curious. Llama vocalizations include high pitched trills, snorting and shrieking, shrieking is usually used to alert the rest of the group of danger. Another form of communication is spitting.
Gestation– 350 days producing 1 single cria and can be bred at any time of the year.