Monday, 3 February 2014

Welcome!

Today, we had exciting new arrivals into the family - Alpacas! We own 3, Bozedown Bonita, Bozedown Blanche and Ardo Jet, from Beck Brow Alpacas.

They arrived this morning, and after shepherding them into the field with rope, they started to take in their new field.


Bozedown Blanche, standing guard.
Blanche seemed to step into the role of matriarch, watching over the others whilst they feed and explore. Once she had gone into the field shelter, the others were happy enough to follow.
Bozedown Bonita posing for the camera.

But she does look a bit confused here! 


Bonita loves her carrots! It took her a while to eat out of our hands, but once she did, she was fine around us. She's really quite sweet, and calm, and seems to like Jet a lot.

Ardo Jet, looking very cute.
Jet didn't look fussed at all about the move! She was the first to eat a carrot out of your hand, and didn't mind you going near her. It seemed that Jet was following Bonita around tonight; when we went out tonight to check they were okay, they were lying right next to each other. When you go to hand feed another alpaca Jet will come over and catch you off guard, sticking her head in the bucket!

Hopefully they'll be more settled tomorrow, after spending another day with us!

Eden Alpacas

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic news, they seem to love their new home then Gemma & Matthew :) Hope Karen has got a never-ending supply of carrots for them! Looking forward to reading your blog & coming to visit xx

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  2. Aww they are so cute :-) well done gemma xxxxx

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  3. Barbara@beckbrowalpacas -

    Thank you! It took a while to make though!

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  4. Ruth White -

    They are settling in really well! Dad's hoping to get some more carrots soon, but for now we are using a few from the fridge. No carrots for us! :)

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  5. Tilly S -

    They are really cute. :) Thanks!

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  6. We own 2 of Bonita's cria, Noah and Dougal. The are the most chilled alpacas in the world and we love them to bits. Don't be fooled though, if Bonita is like her sons, then she will be clever too. Good luck , I'll tell the boys I have seen pictures of their mum. You can check them out at www.lane house alpacas.com.

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    1. Hi Andrew, Bonita is very sweet, she is getting used to us but seems shy in comparison to Jet, the black one. I have no doubt that she's a 'thinker' and wouldn't surprise me if she gets up to mischief. We'll take a look at your web site and have a look at the pictures of Noah and Dougal. Thank you for your comment.

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