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New breeder info

 

The following is a collection of information, links, books, and items necessary for a new breeder an/or experienced breeders. Hopefully, this information will save you a lot of time and frustration. For additional information, please refer to the Affiliation page and click on the links to ARI, AOBA, and NAOBA. Best wishes on your alpaca journey, and if we can assist you, please contact us.

 

Books/Magazines of interest

 

One of the first questions I asked during our farm visits was what to read. If you are like me, you want to read as much as possible on alpaca care and training. Here is a list of books that I found valuable:

 

The Camelid Companion by Marty McGee Bennett
Caring for Llamas and Alpacas, A Health and Management Guide
Alpaca Field Manual, C. Norman Evans, D.V.M.
2005-2006 AOBA Directory of Fiber Resources
LLama and Alpaca Neonatal Care, Smith, Timm, and Long, et al.
 

Alpaca Relaxation - Llamas and Alpacas as a Metaphor for Life

 

Other books that I have found interesting for understanding animal behavior are:  

 

The Other End of the Leash, Patricia B. McConnell, PH.D.
Getting in TTouch with Your Dog, Linda Tellington-Jones
Healing Spirits, True Stories from 14 Spiritual Healers including Marty McGee Bennett
 

Magazines

 

Alpacas Magazine
Wild Fibers

 

If you are interested in any of these books and would like to support AOBA, please click on the link below:

AOBA - Amazon Link 

 

Please note, the book does not have to be alpaca related in order to provide credit, any book will benefit AOBA.  

 

 

Resources

Alpaca Supplies.

 

There are many great livestock supply companies who can provide alpaca related supplies and medicines.

The following is a list, although it is not inclusive. Click to request your link being added.

 

Sites of Interest 

llamaproducts.com/

useful-items.com/

The Ideal Alpaca

 

The Camelidynamics Guild is an invaluable resource for new breeders and experienced breeders