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Caring for Llamas and Alpacas: A Health & Management Guide 2nd Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0962276828
ISBN-10: 0962276820
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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Lama and Association, Inc.; 2nd edition (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962276820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962276828
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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This book is a MUST for every lay (non-veterinary or non-medical background) llama or alpaca owner. Clear and comprehensive information about basic llama health and care.
My only reservation in recommending this book is the outdated emphasis (by sheer volume of information) on how to make more llamas, which is neither appropriate for beginners nor an ethical activity considering the overabundance of cheap, grade, and crossbred llamas today. Likewise, the outdated misinformation about how young male llamas may grow up to misdirect their territorial aggression at humans (unhelpfully labeled "berserk" and attributed only to handled male crias in the book) may lead naive readers astray.
Buy this book for the terrific care and health information; look elsewhere for llama behavior and training information.
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We own 2 llamas and don't have any other experience with livestock. This book has helped us many times. One time one of our llamas was shivering and sure enough, I looked up "shivering" and found out that llamas can get hypothermia! So followed some of the suggestions and came through that little excitement just fine. This book has lots of suggestions and illustrations and helps me know what to do for just about anything that comes up for our llama "boys".
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We have used this book to spot healt problems, and as a guideline in every day care. The authors appear to have great knowledge regarding the care of lamas. The illustrations are precise. A must in every lama owners library.
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Very helpful and I was quite pleased not only by the layout (clear simple and easy to understand) but even the binding means I can use this a reference over and over without worry it will fall apart. Highly recommend for the beginner that is caring for Llamas.
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This was perfect for a first book on alpacas. I wanted general information that was usable. This book contains basic anatomy, proper body formation, what to look for before buying, how to feed and house, and some good healthcare information. I am very pleased with it. It is in depth enough to be useful and basic enough to not overwhelm.
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I am very happy with this book! It arrived in great condition and I have found much of the information will be valuable once we purchase our herd of alpacas. It is highlighted and marked with tabs already!!!
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I bought this book which was recommended to me by a Montana llama breeder. As I recently purchased 3 alpacas I need something to refer to, so that I don't have to trouble the vet or another breeder whenever I need any advice or information. The information and illustrations are clear for anyone to understand. Although it is not up-to-date I know its going to be a very valuable guide with a lot of commonsense tips.
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