Camelid Training Courses by Simply Alpaca. Learn how to handle your alpaca or llama with Simply Alpaca.

  • Camelid Training Courses
    Camelid Training Courses

    Next courses:

    AlpacaAcademy Handling   6th/7th September             

    Animals for sale and stud services available

Welcome to SimplyAlpaca

 

This is the home of the Jasmine herd where we produce individually hand crafted textiles, offer handling training and fibre workshops, stud services, educational birthday parties, alpaca trekking and holiday accommodation

 

 But why Alpacas?  Alpacas are not part of the food chain and that allows us to develop a relationship with our animals. We enjoy introducing them to others, particularly children, hence hosting the birthday parties for  "children" of all ages.           

 

Alpacas are fascinating, inquisitive and intelligent creatures that respond to patient and gentle handling. Victoria is now a Practitioner in Camelidynamics, which is a respectful and effective approach to training and handling alpacas developed Marty McGee Bennett which we are endeavouring to learn and use for the better care of our animals.

Alpacas have a life span of 20 to 25 years and we are breeding them for the fabulous fibre they grow. So in addition to having a long reproductive life, they will provide  fleece which inspired us to start our  workshops. Here we can show the raw fleece from our own animals after shearing then the preparation, felting and spinning of the fibre into yarn that can be made into high quality clothing.

 

Alpacas have soft padded feet, making them gentle on their pastures, so are the ultimate "green" lawnmower for those who would like to keep pet alpacas.  The young are known as "cria"  are born after an 11-12 month gestation and  pet animals  are available after they have   been  weaned at about 6-8 months of age.     The average height of an adult alpaca is 36" at the withers, and they weigh from 50 to 90kg and are easily handled by most people.

Their  husbandry requirements include regular worming, toenail trimming, shearing and annual      vaccinations.           

 

We are Midlands based in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire on the edge of the Cotswolds and in easy reach of Stratford on Avon (M40 Junction 15) and the cathedral city of Worcester (M5Junction 6). 

Join us for amazing things to do in Worcestershire with activities such as alpaca trekking, felting, weaving and more.

Camelid training courses for owners of alpacas and llamas.

See our alpaca products such as slippers, wool, soaps and more.

Join us in our studio to see how we make gifts and products from alpaca wool.

Directions for how to find Simply Alpaca.  An Alpaca farm in Worcestershire that offers alpaca trekking, alpaca parties and camelid training courses.