There are many alpaca books available that you may be interested in.
Here are a few that we have found useful.
They are usually available through amazon.com,
who we have purchased books from and found to be excellent.
and Alpaca Neonatal Care
Smith, Karen Long & Partrick O Long. Clay Press
This book is very useful and reassuring to have. It is
very straight forward and the information you need can
be found easily in a hurry. It covers everything from basic
anatomy to emergencies and caring for mum and baby afterwards.
for Alpacas and Llamas: A Health and Management
Hoffman DVM & Ingrid Asmus. Rocky Mountain Llama and
For general information about the day to day care of your
alpacas, "Caring for Llamas and Alpacas"
is useful. This book covers Travelling, Nutrition, various
problems such as wounds, heat & cold and digestive
disorders, how to give injections and a section on new
and Alpacas as a Metaphor for Life
McGee Bennett, Sandy Flanagan (Photographer), Raccoon
This book is lovely. It contains Marty's experiences with
these beautiful animals and how it all connects in our
own lives. The book is full of wonderful photos of alpacas
and Llamas and is presented really well. It would make
a lovely gift for someone, or spoil yourself.
Hoffman & Murray E Fowler DVM. Clay Press Inc.
The Alpaca Book is a good ol' reliable
if you're after alpaca information although it is now a few
years old. The book covers Biology, Husbandry and Management,
Handling and Training The TTEAM Approach
McGee. Zephyr Farm Press.
For well mannered alpacas,
read up on the Tellington Touch Every Animal Method.
It requires you to spend a bit of time with your alpacas
but the ideas in Llama Handling and Training, the TTEAM
approach are sound and help you understand things from
the alpaca's point of view. It can make a big difference
to those annoyingly smart alpacas that just won't do
what you want.
Marty McGee Bennett. Raccoon
Another of Marty's excellent
books on improving your relationship with your alpacas
(or llamas). This book is about training you, the trainer,
so your alpacas can easily understand what you want from