Saturday, 10 October 2009

A little weigh in !!

Zerquo...brown boy, Zeuss....white boy...summer time 09
Girls and babies enjoying the winter sun..

Today we did a little weigh in, all the babies are heading in the right direction. Zeto has gained a little. he is now at 5.95kgs, he was 5.75 born. Only a small gain, but that's ok, Zienna has also gained a little she is now at 5.75kgs, she was 5.5kg born. Zullulah has also gained the same amount, she is also at 5.75kgs, so the three babies have all put on the same amount of weight over the past week.

Which is good. A little often is better than not at all. I do believe that the coats help them maintain their body temperature, which in return helps them to thrive. As the babies are late born, I think that they need all the help they can get, for the first few months of life.

My youngest white boy Zeuss, has strained himself a couple of days ago. I think that it was because he had been tearing about, as I opened the gate in between the fields into the track, for a little bit of extra grazing. They spent most of the time checking out the older boys on the other side of the fence. I have given him some 'No Bute'...Liquid Devils Claw, just to help him, I have used it before and I think it helps. It really works on the horses and the cows ! so why shouldn't it do the same for the alpacas.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Glad to hear the babies are putting on weight. Whilst you look at then and think they are growing and doing well it's nice to get confirmation from the scales isn't it.