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Britesea

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ah, ok. So it isn't The Weather that's the problem. Gotcha. I know almost nothing about any camelids.
 

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It’s mostly parasites. Mostly meningeal worm, I believe. I know someone who has several alpacas and they’re outside all winter with his sheep🤷🏻‍♀️ But I don’t know him well enough to quiz him on all things alpaca. Though he has tried to give them to me on several occasions😂 that seems to be a common thread with people with alpacas.
 

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Ad says he's easy to handle. But, I'm only experienced in shearing my dog's fur. Not being hardy would be a problem. I open the barn door every day, even in the winter, unless unusually cold.

He has the same hair cut as my dog.
Alpaca would shear like poodle hair, IMO.
 

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Alpaca would shear like poodle hair, IMO.
Probably. The hair style is about the same, only the alpaca is larger.

Anyway, I believe more planning is in order to add alpacas, and probably isn't really going to happen. They're adorable, but just leave it at that, and snuggle my spoiled spoo.
 
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