Dennis Mitchell wrote:Yes an Alpaca can be aggressive. Especially if raised as a pet. I’ve grown to respect their dislike of physical touch, but they love to play in a garden hose. Now you want a fun loving pet get a goat. Terribly endearing, and I do mean terrible! Always in trouble. Always entertaining!
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Other than raising them for the wool, the main reason to have Alpacas is as guard animals, but a donkey is a far better guard animal, the alpaca will not deter coyotes but a donkey can kill the coyotes.
Sheep can be great as pets but again you will need to shear them so their wool doesn't get matted up and pull their skin, they also can get diseases that are infectious to humans, I don't know how often that happens but I have heard of it happening in NZ.
Goats can be great as pets, but think a little about the wisdom of taking a farm animal and trying to make it a pet, while they can be considered a pet, what happens if they should die? will you be able to bury the body?
The reason I bring this up is that we have hogs, our breed pair can be considered pets because they aren't going to be food, they make our food by having babies.
As long as you have the right mind set, it will go well.