Is it normal for llamas to hold grass in their mouth?

Asked January 30, 2013, 5:36 PM EST

An older llama keeps holding grass in her mouth and won't graze. This is not normal behavior for her and has continued for several days now. If I pull it out, she will go back to grazing but later in the day, a chunk of grass will again be sitting out the sides of her mouth. Is this normal behavior? Should I be concerned?

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1 Response

This is a question that would best be directed to your vet. Since it is unusual behavior for her and it is something she has just started, your vet would have the best information to help with your animal. Thanks and good luck! Ruth