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Are photinias toxic to llamas and alpacas
I have two "complete" 2+ year old male alpacas. They seem to enjoy neck wrestling, running and mounting and love-biting each other's ankles. They seem ok with their situation. Then one day one of the alpaca boys began to charge the resident hens. Initially it looked like a game but I soon realized the hens weren't having any fun. Began researching behavioral issues among alpacas and castration was suggested but without a guarantee that aggression would end. A local vet gave me a few options: 1. just castrate one. 2. castrate neither and work on training techniques to discourage interest in the chix. 3. Separate alpaca boys from hens as alpacas are territorial and may be unhappy sharing their space. Has anyone had non-breeding, "intact" male alpacas living in peace and harmony? Any tips or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
CO camelids llamas alpacas Posted about 1 year ago
if the carcass of a rat is inaccessible will mites stop reproducing with time or is there a better way to prevent bites from continuing?
is Crossbow for scotch broom toxic to dogs?
Santa Clara County CA Posted about 4 years ago
How much forage do a rabbit and a sheep eat in a system in which forage is the only food?
My 2-year-old doe birthing for the first time had twins with no problems and has been doing great. But this morning I noticed some bright red blood on the straw in her pen and on her tail. Is this normal, or is this something I need to be concerned with? This is my first experience with breeding and birthing goats so I am at a loss as to what this could be. She still seems fine, her eating is fine and letting the kids nurse fine. Not acting distressed in anyway.