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Angersleigh Alpacas is based on the glorious Somerset levels. Here we live with our beloved alpacas, and continue our dream living amongst one of natures most lovable and entertaining animals
Contact us on:
07901 683802, 07731 545562 Phone or text
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I want an Alpaca!
Alpacas are by their very nature extremely addictive, most of today’s breeders probably started their alpaca adventure by purchasing a few pet alpacas so as to enjoy these soulful creatures close at hand. It’s worth noting Alpacas can live for over 20 years and we have several that are happily living out their retirement, so are very much a lifestyle choice for those seeking to enjoy the pleasures of nature.
But please be warned. once you are bitten by the Alpaca bug, your life may never be he same ever again! You may be tempted to visit shows, perhaps even enter your Alpaca in the ring, you may even decide to breed, so you can enjoy the thrill of having your very own young cria. Wherever your Alpaca experience may lead, those first tentative steps may turn out to be more important than you first imagined.
Buying your first Alpacas.
Its important to do as much research as you can, and visit as many Breeders as you can. its also very important to establish a close working relationship with your chosen breeder, as you will need their support and help to give you the confidence to carry out the few necessary husbandry tasks needed to keep your alpacas in tip top condition.
We do occasionally have alpacas for sale, and we like to keep in touch with their new owners, after all they might be your new alpacas, but to us, they will always be our babies.
Angersleigh Alpacas also offer all new owners full husbandry training and full back up and support for the first 12 months.
Which Alpacas make the best pets?
Young males are usually the most widely available, they are great fun and usually have very inquisitive natures. ideally, the young males should be castrated, and halter trained, and if possible already hand feeding. Young males are usually more readily available as only a very small percentage of males are considered good enough to make the grade of Stud male.
You may also come across a range of females being offered for sale, these may be non breeding, or older ones that are no longer in the breeding plan. these can also make excellent pets, though its important to ensure they are used to being handled, and have not spent their life in a field avoiding human contact.
You may also find breeders that offer a complete package, of females and an unrelated stud male. Males and females must be kept in separate paddocks as the males, even castrated ones, will bother the females unmercifully for repeated mating opportunities potentially leading to infection and internal injury of the female. The purchase of a stud is a huge decision and not one to be taken lightly. Getting the right stud for your females requires a lot of research and in the early years it is often advisable to purchase stud services from an established breeder which will give you access to a much wider genetic base and will require a smaller investment while you work out what is going to work best for your circumstances.
Lastly, please remember, Alpacas are herd animals, and so cannot live happily on their own and ideally the smallest number you should consider is 3 of the same sex,
Your choice on finding a reputable breeder will be crucial to help guide you through the possible pitfalls and ensure you are happy with your new alpacas and that your alpacas are happy with you.
Meet the Alpacas.
Below Brigadiers first daughter the fabulous Jenny Wren.
Above: Beckbrow Gee whizz. A real stunner.
Gee Whizz certainly has a championship winning fleece, though he wont be available for outside mating’s during 2020.
Angersleigh Baron Baron has the most superb fleece, but it’s his poise and elegance that really capture your eye as he struts around the paddock as if it’s his kingdom.
Meet some of the Cria…
Above, some of Cambridge Buckinghams 2018 daughters.
Some more 2018 cria.