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?
Location: upstate NY near MA/VT
posted 2 years ago
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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