10 Facts About Alpaca’s You Probably Never Knew

Apart from being super cute, these quirky looking creatures hold some very interesting facts.

A few years ago I didn’t know what an Alpaca was but fast forward to this year and we now have 2 Alpaca farms near to our home town.

#1 Alpaca coats are fire resistant which makes a great material choice for clothing and furnishings

#2 Alpaca manure makes a fantastic fertilizer

#3 They can live for up to 20 years

#4 The most common sound an Alpaca makes is a humming noise

#5 There are 2 types of Alpaca

One is the Huacaya which has dense, crimped fur and the other is the Suri Alpaca which has fur that resembles dreadlocks.

#6 They are great around children as they are gentle yet curious creatures

#7 They naturally share a common toilet dump area

#8 Alpacas can get stressed when separated from their buddies

#9 Females can actually breed throughout their life

#10 They are herbivores so are very happy munching on grass, weeds and shrubs

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