Alpaca management tasks galore

February is the for month booster vaccinations, worming, feet trimming and importantly hair cuts here at Yew Tree.


This time of year is when some alpaca become fleece blind- their fleece has grown so much around their faces they can hardly see either forwards or at the side. Feet trimming is also important at this time of year – by Feb some of the toes are very long and are in need of a trim since the last session in Oct/November. 


The annual vaccination protects our alpacas against clostridial diseases e.g tetanus which can be deadly if contracted but are fortunately quite rare if the annual booster vaccination is completed.

See photos of Pedro before and after his hair dressing session!




Polly before haircut.
Polly after haircut
Polly with the hairdresser!