Just had a quick question for any of the Llama keepers out here about how well (or not) trees and Llamas can co-exist. I'm thinking about getting a Llama as a guard animal and plans for my property includes a complete covering of fruit trees, legume trees (mesquites and acacias mostly) and pasture grasses in between. Anyone have experience with Llamas in an orchard setting?
Hey there. Llamas will "ring" your trees. Also, there's no such thing as a guard llama. They are prey animals and no match for a large dog. They also crave being in their own herd, and are true herd animals. If you get two llamas, that is humane and a good thing. If you want a guard animal, a Marama dog is ideal.
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