Posts Tagged ‘abandoned cria’

Vaccinations, Sparkles update

Monday, March 28th, 2011

We recently vaccinated our herd with 5-in-1 vaccine . This ia an annual event, so if you purchased your alpacas from us, it is time for you to think about vaccinating your herd too. If you have a small herd, buy your vaccine from your vet, but for larger herds, you can buy this from many farm supplies stores.

┬áSparkles is now completely recovered. We have moved her into our “maternity paddock” where whe has the company of 4 or 5 adults and 2 other cria, and she is now happy and playful. She obviously feels much more secure in a small herd, than with only one or two others. She has the most incredible appetite, and now comes when she is called to have her bottle.

Nightshade took advantage of a few hours on non-supervision on Friday to have her cria – a very big (9.2kg) boy. Nightshade is our champion black female whose photo feature sat the┬átop of this page, and Devados is her first cria. We are very excited about his future, as his bloodlines are impeccable.


Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Sparkles has recovered from her bout of pneumonia and is putting on weight. She is a sad little girl though, and obviously misses having a mother. Harmony has now had a cria, so we have put them both in with Caprice and Sparkles, so Sparkles will have a friend at least