Transporting Alpacas

 Alpacas are very easily transported in a wide variety of vehicles and trailers. Most are carried in very small numbers compared with other livestock moved on commercial carriers.

Alpacas generally sit or kush when transported. Most alpaca owners only need to transport small numbers so it is very common for them to use a van, horsefloat or stock crate. Whatever form of transport that is used all animals must be transported in accordance relevant animal health and welfare standards in your state. Your relevant state govenrnment agriculture department is the go to place to get this information.

Even though alpacas are easy to transport, distance, heat, water needs and feed need to be considered. Alpacas can often get a little grupmy if travelling long distances, therefore spitting is not uncommon, and unless you can make regular stops animals will need to poop and pee. Vans can become very smelly and are not really suited for long distances.

In the event that owners need to move multiple animals or have to transport over long distances there are a number of commercial businesses that transport alpacas.

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