Thursday, 8 January 2009

Confidence comes with Patience !!

Meet Zanzibah Zerquo....hes now about 17 months old, he is very nosey !! Just in case you had not noticed. He is also known for being one of the louder hummers in the herd, I think he just likes to hear himself !!

When he was a baby he was very stand-offish, just goes to show, how their confidence can be boosted, with lots of patience and contact, he is now very friendly and really quite nosey ! He will happily run over to you when he is out in the field, it is a lovely reward to be able to be around happy confident alpacas in human company.

I have made a decision with all my baby alpacas I breed, to try and get their confidence around people, all my babies are halter trained and it really does make a big difference when you have 'hands on' approach especially with routine husbandry and just being able to deal with them on a day to day basis.

Some of my older girls are not so well handled, they have been known to be a bit of a handful at times, mentioning no names !!....two multi coloured ones spring to mind !... you have to be brave and be prepared to get regularly involved in a 'Spitfest'!!...visors to the ready...and a good shower after !

1 comment:

Perry Wheeler said...

Good grief - that's spooky, do you think they're related - Juno :)