Occasionally we may have llamas for sale to approved homes. It is very important to us to match all of our llamas with appropriate owners so that both buyer and llama will be happy. We have researched llama care, training, and bloodlines and we are striving to produce the very best llamas that we can. We will only have a very limited number of llamas each year available for sale.
Llamas have many uses including fiber producers, flock guardians, breeding animals, show and 4-H project animals, pack animals, and companions. Not all llamas are appropriate for every item on that list, and it’s important when buying a llama that you make sure you are getting what you want. Our llamas are not raised for meat and will not be sold as meat animals. Llamas are herd animals and need the companionship of another appropriate herd animal to be happy. All of our young llamas will be at least halter trained by the time of sale. Most will be more extensively trained and will have spent some time in the show ring before they are offered for sale.
Llamas do not need specialized care. They do very well on pasture or grass hay. They don't need high protein hay such as alfalfa on a regular basis. They need salt, minerals, and clean water available at all times. Our llamas get a small ration of grain daily. They are hardy animals and rarely have health problems. We give vaccinations in the spring and they receive monthly Ivomec injections throughout the summer because we live in an area with a high concentration of white tailed deer. Deer are carriers of meningeal worm, which can be fatal to llamas. The injections are easy to administer and we do them ourselves. Llamas have padded feet with two toenails on top, which need occasional trimming. Medium and heavy wooled llamas need to be shorn in the spring to avoid heat stress in the summer. We shear our breeding animals almost completely. Our show animals receive a “barrel cut” or "stud cut" and we keep the rest of their fiber well groomed throughout the summer so they have proper air movement through the fiber to help stay cool. We also turn fans on in the barn on very hot days. Llamas must have somewhere to get out of the sun on hot days.
Males will need to have fighting teeth removed at approximately the age of 2 to 3 years. A gelding’s fighting teeth may take longer to erupt. This is a simple procedure that a vet can do and it usually only has to be done once (occasionally the fighting teeth will need to be blunted again later on). The teeth need to be removed so that they can’t do any damage to other llamas.
Yes, llamas do spit, but most llamas do not spit without a good reason. Most spitting is done among each other over food issues and herd hierarchy. Most llamas do not spit at people.
Please feel free to email any questions or comments any time! We love talking about llamas!