Alpacas For Sale
So, you want to buy an alpaca? We love these exotic creatures and are happy to help you on your journey of alpaca ownership. Alpacas here at Enchanted Mill and Ranch can range in price from $500-$3,000 each depending on if they are non-breeders, breeders, quality, age, show history, breeding history, ancestry, etc. We only consider new homes for members of our herd to those who have or are willing to do their homework in regards to alpaca husbandry, and who can provide adequate shelter, fencing and protection for their alpacas.
Here are a few guidelines that every potential alpaca owner needs to know:
Alpacas are herd animals and can NEVER be housed alone. Stress from living alone can cause ulcers, suppressed immune function, and even death. They do best in groups of at least three, and more is better. They feel safety in numbers and safety eases stress. Females with females and males with males.
Alpacas are NOT pets. They are semi-domesticated animals and although they can become accustomed to humans, eating out of your hand and standing close to you, they don't generally like to be petted, held and cuddled. Humans need to accept and love alpacas on the alpacas' terms. Alpacas are NOT guardians for other livestock. They are a prey animal and offer no protection from predators except to stay in a group and run. Please use livestock guardian dogs (Anatolian Shepherds, Great Pyrenees and Komondors are all great breeds to consider) or llamas for the purpose of protecting your alpacas. Coyotes and stray dogs can be a threat to your alpacas.
Alpacas need shade in the summer, and protection from the rain and snow in the winter. They need to be shorn before the summer heat to get their heavy coats off. Hyperthermia can cause death. Alpacas are not like goats in regards to clearing land of vegetation. They are particular about what they eat and prefer tender pasture grass or good quality hay.
Alpacas should never be housed with horses or donkeys. There have been many instances of alpacas being kicked and killed by these larger, more powerful animals. Ask your vet before intermingling them with goats or sheep; many parasites associated with goats and sheep can be deadly to alpacas.
We happily mentor all buyers of our alpacas, because the alpacas' well-being and the success of their new owners are of utmost importance to us. We want you to enjoy your new additions, and be fully aware of the responsibilities as well as the joys associated with alpaca ownership.
Still interested? Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a text or call (please leave a message and we'll get back to you asap) and we can talk about your vision in owning alpacas.
Let the journey begin!
Below is a list of alpacas now available, this is not a complete list-please feel free to send us a message if you are looking for something specific. Click on their names for more details.
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