Sunday, August 27, 2006

Got Them Eating Out of My Hand

Well, at least I have Caramel eating out of my hand. Coco is the more skittish one of the two alpaca. So he didn't.

I've been feeding them alfalfa the last week or so. So now when they see me they come to the fence as fast as they can, but not to close to the fence.

I've been putting the alfalfa closer and closer to the fence and me each time I feed them. Coco liked it the least and at the slightest movement would step back. Caramel was less afraid and would come up right next to the fence in front of me.

Today, however, instead of dropping the alfalfa on the ground, I held it through the fence at head height. Caramel was a little hesitant at first, but finally he started eating it. Right out of my hand! That is the closest I've been to either of them since they were sheared and I actually got to touch them. Of course, they were restrained that time.

Now Coco is still having nothing to do with eating out of my hand. He would come close and then step back. He still isn't trusting yet. But maybe I'll have him eating out of my hand by next weekend. I didn't expect Caramel to do it so quickly.

1 comment:

Krafty Kitten said...

Oh how neat!
I'm looking forward to meeting some alpaca in person in the next few months. Based on what I've read, I think I would love to raise a few once I have the necessary area and expendable income to do so. I'm going to try to visit a farm or two soon so I can get a better idea whether it's for me or not.