- Very economical
- Easy to use
- All natural
An extremely economical feed - one bag will last an Alpaca 100 days. It’s easy to use and is totally natural.
If you exceed 20% of pellets or grain in the total daily ration, there will be an inhibition of cellulolytic microbe activity, which will further depress the digestibility of the feed. The diet needs to be at least 25% crude fibre, and of this at least a quarter should be greater than 4cm long, which precludes a diet of pure chaff-alright for crude fibre, but not fibre length.
Alpaca innards are not really designed for high grain diets, especially large grains. Whole corn in the diet can lead to the formation of stones called gastroliths which can jam in the large bowel, and a proportion of any uncracked grain seems to pass through the critters, much to the delight of the galahs fossicking through the poo-piles. It is better to feed cracked or rolled grain in a long thin line on the ground, rather than in a trough. A large mouthful of grain hurriedly swallowed can lead to choke, which is distressing to the animal as well as the observer. Fed in a long line on the ground means the alpaca has to scrounge smaller mouthfulls rather than gulp larger ones.