About us Statement of ethics. Fiber from llamas Llamas as guardians. Classic performance llamas. Communicating Our llama family Just for fun Cria photos. Training consultation Performance llama analysis. Llamas as guardians Although we have helped to successfully place a number of guard llamas, we do not raise or sell guard llamas ourselves at least not intentionally.
Ideal traits for a guard llama are counter to ideal companion, packing, and driving traits, and thus can't be effectively or ethically! Because our time is finite, we can't breed good guardian llamas -- in fact, we can't possibly maintain any other separate breeding herds in addition to the small breeding herd of high-caliber performance llamas that we already have. If you are interested in acquiring a guardian llama, please contact your local llama breeders remember to be a smart consumer and get the guarantees you'll need.
Llamas are territorial by nature and are instinctively suspicious of canines. Their guanaco ancestors effectively defended their young from wolves, and a number of llamas retain those instincts to pursue and strike at small predators. These llamas can be used to guard sheep, goats, alpacas, mini-horses and mini-donkeys, and occasionally horses or cattle and calves from coyotes and the occasional lone domestic dog. Unlike livestock guarding dogs, llamas can guard for many years 15 to 20 with good careusually respect standard fencing, and do not normally require any special feeding.
Llamas are also much more easily accepted by dog-fearing livestock. Most guard llamas consider the flock to be their charges and will also herd the sheep out of danger or stand guard at births. Some guard llamas do not appear to bond to the sheep, but instead defend the general area; such llamas are less effective in larger, open areas.
Some llamas do not bond until lambing, kidding, or calving. Most livestock seem to be comfortable with their guard llamas from the outset. Llamas are capable of making loud noises, but only some individuals give audible warning of dangers they cannot repel. The primary means of defense is to face down, charge, and strike at or stomp on small predators. Larger animals and humans may be charged and either knocked down or kept cornered.
A single guard llama will have difficulty deterring a dog pack or coyotes that team up. It is a myth that a guard llama uses his or her canines to repel predators. Fighting teeth on guard llamas should still be removed for safety! Many guard llamas can learn to work with livestock guardian dogs and to tolerate household pets as long as the pets do not threaten the llama's charges.Looking to stud out our registered alpaca. Message for price discussion. Located in South east Minnesota.
Looking for a couple of young female alpacas, need not be registered. Please pm info! Pending pickup - new home. For discussion. Our Suri alpaca herdsire. Great personality and halter lead. PM if interested. Talmoon, MN. Two Babydoll wethers up for adoption. If your Llama or Alpaca need somebody to babysit, these guys need a new home. Three hundred for the pair. Both are one year old, healthy and semi-friendly. Located West of Kindred. Jump to. Sections of this page.
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Accessibility help. Email or phone Password Forgotten account? Sign Up. Join group settings More. Gina Schmit Dahlen 3 October Male alpaca 8 yrs old jet black, great beautiful jet black fleece!
Three hundred. For sale located in Alexandria Minnesota best offer. Jasmine Klavetter Yesterday at Ryenn Vendel Yesterday at ISO: Guard llama for small herd of goats and mini horses. Located in Rush City, MN.Whether you're an experienced llama owner or just starting to consider making a llama part of your life, you've come to the right place! Leisure Acres Llamas has llamas for sale - male llamas, female llamas, and guard llamas - and we also offer herd upgrading and breeding services.
Have questions about llamas? We can supply the information you need. Llamas for Sale - Buy With Confidence! Know exactly what you're looking for? Start by browsing our catalog of outstanding male llamas for sale and female llamas for saleor if you're interested in herd upgrading check out our breeding services.
At Leisure Acres Llamas you can buy with confidence. All our llamas are registered and halter trained. Information For New Owners Making a llama part of your life is a big decision - one that will bring you happiness and satisfaction for years to come!! We know you have questions, and we want you to have all the information you need to make the right choice. Information For Experienced Owners Experienced llama owners count on Leisure Acres Llamas for information, assistance, herd upgrading, and much more.
Our llamas are all registered and halter trained - and more important, our expert staff is always available if you have questions or need help. You can read letters from satisfied customers in our Testimonials section to see how other llama owners feel about Leisure Acres Llamas.
If you're looking for llamas for sale in PA or if you have a question about llamas or their care, just click here to email us! Get in Touch! We'd love to hear from you! Click here to contact us. Male llama, female llama, baby llama, guard llama, pet llama?
Not sure which type of llama to purchase? We can help. See our Is a Llama Right For You section for the facts you need to make an informed decision on llama ownership. Still deciding? Llama Facts And Information Need more information about llamas?She loves to have her back scratched and will eat out of your hand.
She is protective of her babies so we believe she would be great to guard sheep or goats. She will not be available until November when we wean her last baby, Jamie. She is only 40" at the withers so she is certainly large enough to guard but small enough to be easy to handle and will eat out of your hand. But we are suspending our breeding program so we are offering him for sale as a guard for cattle or goats or he could also be used as a stud.
He is in great shape. This photo was taken this May She seems like a natural guardian. We left her in the barn with all the sheep and goats for a few days and she went around and touched noses and talked to them they are all in individual stalls and she was in the breezeway and would put her head in their stalls and sniff them. The last two days we have been introducing her to them in the pasture and it is going very smoothly. She seems very comfortable with both me and Donna as well as the rest of the flock.
She is very respectful of the electro-net fence and loves the pasture grass. We are so thrilled with the amount of progress in such a short period of time. We bought Mojo now Chewbaca several years ago. He is doing great as a guard for our three goats, and is a great favorite of everyone who visits our farm. So we believe she would be a great guard. She is quite tall but easy to halter and lead and will eat of your hand.
So all you have to do is shake the grain bucket to get her into the barn. But we feel it is time to retire Dots while she is still in great shape so that she can live on as a guard or therapy llama.
She is like a huge stuffed animal when she is not pregnant. Not so much when she is. She has even nursed an orphan while nursing her new born. But she is such a heavy milker and good mother. It takes it out of her. She is a very sweet girl who we believe is going to be very tall like her mother. She should be an excellent guard for your female alpacas, sheep or goats. She is a very protective mother but is very sweet natured and easy to halter.
She is the first to do the alarm cry in her pasture if there is a threat. She should be great at that but we do not want to give a fertility guarantee.
This morning we had a threat in the woods outside the pasture of another barn. I took this picture of her standing guard until the threat passed. When she is not pregnant she is very sweet and affectionate. She measures 39 inches at the withers so she is a small llama and would make a great pet but is large enough to guard.
But Prissy is not easy to get pregnant so we are offering her for sale as a guard. Click here to email us or call All rights reserved by Shangrila Farm Llamas. Designed by Abacus Web Consulting. Latest Guard Llama Updates Sparkles and her new charge.
This photo was taken Sold.We are happy that you have decided to adopt a Llama. Llama adoption is a wonderful way to provide a Llama a second chance and caring environment. Most pets arrive at shelters because the owner had to move, could no longer afford the pet, had a death in the family, or simply gave up the responsibly of being a care taker for a Llama. Before bringing home a Llama, make sure you have considered the full impact of your decision.
Below is a brief overview of the type of needs a Llama might require and what you will need to consider for the life time care of a Llama. Part of that responsibility is taking time to understand the basic needs of a Llama. At the top of that list should be getting know the diet of a Llama. Find out how often and what a Llama needs to eat. Next, what shelter do you need to provide?
Get to know what habitat a Llama is accustom to, what temperature will the Llama need to maintain, and what range of temperatures are acceptable for a Llama to survive. For example, can you handle a Llama. What is an indicator if a Llama is being aggressive and senses fear?
Some pets will maintain much more happiness as long as they live socially, does a Llama need a companion pet in order to live happily? What exercise does a Llama need regularly? Llama adoption can be an enriching experience, and is a big decision.
Whatever pet you adopt will demand certain lifestyle changes, and a financial commitment. Estimating the monthly costs of owning a pet is just as important as making sure you have the time and motivation to feed the Llama when necessary, and provide a safe environment to live.
If you have contact info for a shelter in one of these places that does not have pets posted with us, please e-mail us and we'll contact them. Missouri St. Our mission and passion is to help get homeless pets out of the shelters and into loving homes. Let us know what you think! My Favorite Pets. North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website.
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Has Special Needs. Bonded Pair. Advanced Options Advanced Options. Breed Pointers. Include Mixes.Please look at our Guard Llamas. Guard Llamas:. Llamas, who are long-lived, can provide an effective, long-term and economical alternative for predator control in a variety of farm and ranch conditions. Sheep and goat producers currently using llamas to guard their flocks are experiencing high levels of protection from predators.
The information presented here is drawn from data collected through questionnaires and interviews with users of guard llamas. Although recent surveys demonstrate that guard llamas are effective in preventing livestock losses to predators, scientific surveys and controlled studies, which track losses to predators in flocks with and without guard llamas are needed.
In the West, where most predator losses occur, an average Using llamas as sheep guards in North America began in the early s and some sheep producers have used llamas successfully for that entire time.
The use of guard llamas has greatly increased since a magazine article inwhen national attention was drawn to the potential use of llamas for guarding sheep. Llamas have proven to be very effective against canines, especially dogs and coyotes. Many of these producers previously suffered losses of over a hundred lambs per year. Some have not suffered a loss to predators in two to ten years after purchasing guard llamas. Although llamas have been credited by producers with eliminating or reducing losses to large predators such as bears and mountain lions, some predators may be too large or too aggressive for the llama.
Llamas have been known to alert herders of large predator attacks. Training - No training or previous association with sheep or goats is required for a llama to be an effective guard animal.
Age - Llamas of a variety of ages at the time of initial introduction have proven to be effective guards. Using llamas younger than one year is not recommended. Sex - Although intact male llamas are effective guards, gelded llamas are recommended. Intact males may attempt to breed the ewes, and could cause deaths or injuries. Gelding a mature intact llama should be completed several months before introducing him to the flock to assure he has lost interest in breeding. Too few individual female llamas are guarding sheep to warrant conclusions on their effectiveness.
Females are very aggressive toward strange canines and placing several female llamas with sheep in smaller pastures has prevented predation of sheep. Ratio - A single llama per flock is more effective than two or more llamas.
Several male llamas tend to bond with one another rather than with the sheep or goats and may ignore the flock. Method of introduction - At first sheep or goats may be afraid of the llama, and the llama may be cautious of the sheep or goats.
Ideally, a llama should be introduced to the sheep while they are in a corral or small pasture rather than on open range or large pasture.
The llama should remain in a small area until the sheep and llama seem well-adjusted and attached to each other. This encourages bonding between the sheep and llama.
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A llama introduced in this manner will be more effective as a guard against predators. Some llamas appear to bond more quickly to sheep or goats if they are introduced just prior to lambing. Research to date has shown that the presence of lambs or kids at the time of introduction did not influence the eventual effectiveness of the guard llamas.
Many sheep and goat producers indicate a special bond quickly develops between lambs and their guard llama and that the llama is particularly protective of the lambs. Some newly-introduced llamas are comfortable around people and may actually seek out human companionship. Livestock producers should avoid contact with this type of llama and not allow the new llama to become attached to people. The llama needs to bond with the sheep or goats.
Many llamas have successfully guarded to 1, sheep in a variety of pasture situations. The optimum number that one llama can guard has not been established and may depend on several factors, such as terrain, vegetation, size of pasture and density of predators. Although llamas have been effective in guarding sheep grazing in forests and on open ranges, insufficient data exists to make firm conclusions relative to their effectiveness in this environment.Female Llamas For Sale The male llamas below are available for sale.Guard Alpacas
Click on the thumbnails for larger pictures. Click here to see male llamas for sale. Her sire, Silvero is throwing this beautiful silver color fiber and Aleesha bred back to our other Silver Stud named Silver Intention should make a gorgeous baby.
If you are looking for a large, traditional, light wool female, this is the gal for you. A striking combination of silver, grey and white colors. This is our favorite color combination among our crop of babies. Thank you, Karen Lee Sees! Comes from a long line of excellent females. Thank you, Paul Stahlman! Sire: Silvero; Dam Chickarita. She is a real sweetheart.
Always the first to say hello when you walk into the barn. She is a gray brown with a gray face, ears and tail. Dazzling is just as her name implies. This is just of one a number of very nice babies produced by Angela. Here she is dressed for Labor Day Parade. Evy is small for her age, she is a very sweet young gal with nice fiber. Good personality, easy to handle Would make a great companion llama. Silver Bell has very nice fiber that is silver with some tones of fawn that she gets from her mother.
Another beautiful daughter of Lucerne. Very easy to handle. Have questions?