This week on Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher is finding out everything you wanted to know about alpacas but were afraid to ask! Welcoming guest Linda Lachanski of Alpaca911, an alpaca rescue and rehoming organization which began as a necessity when the alpaca breeding market started to decline. Linda shares great information regarding alpaca fiber and its marketability and also relays that unfortunately, for the most part, alpacas do not make great pets unless you have done your research! Territorial and aloof, it’s not uncommon for an unhappy alpaca to spit in retaliation or to get into a ‘neck wrestling’ match with one another. After the break, Linda shares more details about how she became involved in alpaca rescue and some highlights of her work. Tune in to learn all about this intriguing camelid! This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.
“The alpacas are a prey animal. They do not have any way to defend against coyotes or anything like that… They are very good PR animals. There are some alpacas that can sense anybody with special needs.”
“It’s best to learn about them before getting them rather than learning after!”
—Linda Lachanski on Animal Instinct