alpacas for sale
What you should consider when buying alpacas
Our main aim as an ethical small alpaca farm is to raise alpacas that will live healthily and happily until old age. Our alpacas are only sold to owners committed to caring for them now and in the future. Alpacas are a long-term commitment, as they can live for up to 20 years or more.
Before you rush looking for alpacas for sale, you should ask yourself a few questions:
Why do you want alpacas? There are various reasons that people embark on alpaca ownership. What is yours?
Will alpacas fit into your lifestyle?
Do you have the right amount of land and farm infrastructure for alpacas? (Or, if not, do you have the means to add them?)
Are you the only person in your household interested in alpacas? Who will care for their day-to-day?
Are you prepared to learn and continuously improve your knowledge?
Do you have the budget to pay for their ongoing keep and potential vet bills?
What alpacas need
Alpacas have particular needs, and prospective owners must understand what is required to keep these enduring animals healthy and happy. The following are basic guidelines:
grazing pasture (generally, I recommend a minimum of 5 acres in Central Victoria, divided into two paddocks minimum to ensure rotational grazing)
shade trees, constant supply of clean water, and additional hay when pasture is dry or insufficient;
a field shelter and handling yard
annual shearing, 6-monthly vaccination, vitamin D supplementation;
strong boundary fencing to protect from predators (domestic dogs, roaming dogs);
if you have dogs, internal fencing to keep your dogs away from the alpaca paddocks
regular health checks and monitoring by owners;
vet attention in case of accidents or illness;
ongoing care during their lifetime (alpacas live an average of 20-25 years, which means they are a longer commitment than having dogs/cats and even children!)
What can alpacas be used for?
There are various reasons people keep alpacas:
Lifestyle companions: alpacas for those who want to enjoy a beautiful grazing animal and are attracted to the alpacas' looks, behaviour and individuality.
Fibre producers: alpacas suitable for crafters interested in having fibre-producing animals for spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, or felting.
Herd guardians: alpacas suitable for those who want added protection against foxes for their sheep, goats or chickens.
Breeding: alpacas suitable for breeding, showing and having a stud farm.
As a small farm with quality genetics and high welfare standards, our alpacas are in high demand. If you are interested in discovering more about our available alpacas, please enquire via email or telephone, telling us a bit about yourself, your location, and why you want alpacas.
We invite all prospective owners to visit our farm and meet the alpacas. We also like to visit your property (if feasible) to ensure you have the right land and infrastructure to care for alpacas. We are happy to advise on fencing, shelters and other amenities needed. We work with you to identify the most suitable alpacas for your particular situation, and we pride ourselves on providing ongoing support and mentorship to our clients.
Lovely wethers (castrated males) are available now. They range in age from 10 months to 6 years.
As they have their "best friends", we suggest certain groupings for a nice balance of friendship and pecking order.
Please get in touch with us for more information on these gorgeous boys.
We have a select number of females available.
Some are retiring from breeding and would make lovely farm companions.
We also have a select number of females suitable for those wishing to breed.
Our sold alpacas
Below are photos of some of our alpacas living with their forever owners. Our clients span the Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander, Daylesford Hepburn, Greater Bendigo and surrounding areas.