Proper food and nutrition for alpaca

Proper food and nutrition for alpaca

Be choosy with alpaca food

Picking out your alpaca food should not be that difficult, if you do not care about your animals. However, people who care about their animals want to make sure they are getting the top quality food and fiber from the animals. Here are some reasons why you need to be selective when finding the perfect feed for your alpaca.

The first reason you should be selective in your alpaca food is it will determine how good your animals look. By knowing about the food quality being good and the animals enjoying it, you will find their health is going to improve as well. You will not have to be worried about the food not providing them with proper nutrition. 

The second reason to look at the food selection for your alpaca carefully is this can start to affect the quality of the fleece you have. Often when animals are deficient in a nutrient, they will try to pull it in from other sources. Some of those sources may include the fleece which you are trying to harvest the next spring and then you will not have as high of a quality of fiber to sell or make into yarn.

Enjoying your alpaca is a great thing to do. However, you need to make sure you look at the feed you are giving them to ensure they are getting the top quality of nutrition you want your animals to have. Not only for their health, but also for the health of the fiber they will provide you.