So far we’ve talked a little about alpacas and guanacos and a lot about llamas.  But there is another member of this family worth mentioning: vicuñas. While guanacos are believed to be the wild ancestors of llamas, alpacas are most … Continue reading


My U post yesterday was interrupted by our first kidding!  Our first of four pregnant females gave birth and she had quadruplets!  Wow!  It was amazing and the human kids got to see most of it.  I have to kind … Continue reading

Llama Fighting Teeth

If you look in a llama’s mouth, you’ll find an unusual arrangement of teeth.  Llamas have no front upper teeth.  Instead you’ll just see gums (called a dental pad) behind that split upper lip.  As they leave their cria days … Continue reading

Spitting Green

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’m so angry I could spit!’ ?  I bet a llama owner said it first. In fact, there’s not a lot on Google about where the idiom came from, so I’ll go with my … Continue reading

Radical LLama Red Blood Cells

Have you ever climbed up to a higher elevation and found it a bit harder to breathe? Humans are made to live at sea-level where the air pressure allows you to breathe in oxygen efficiently (essentially 100% of the oxygen … Continue reading