Alpaca is known by its soft, adorable and docile nature. This animal usually related to Ilamas and they are domesticated kind of wild Andean ruminant namely the guanaco. This animal is raised mainly for its soft wool. On the other hand, Ilamas are used as pack animals. Do alpacas spit? Yes, alpacas spit often for several reasons. For example, a female alpacas usually spits at a male alpacas to tell that she does not like his advances. All alpacas spit to keep competitors away from their food. They also spit to warn humans or other animals in an aggressive way while coming near to them. If an alpaca spits at you, then it warns you keep away from its place.

About alpacas’ spit

Some alpacas are usually crabbier than others. These animals spit with some provocation. They usually give fair warning before they unload the full arsenal. They raise their chins, flatten their ears back to threaten the aggressor. If they do not feel comfortable and safe due to the aggressor, then they blow out some air and salvia at first. They make a little ‘pffffpth’ noise while spitting at others.  They regurgitate their stomach contents and spit it on the offending party which does not get their hint and back off. They have the capacity to spit up to 100 feet away. Though their moment of victory is usually brief, they do not like the gastric goo. They are unable to stand the taste of it. They actually sit there with mouth hanging pen and take their ears to half-mast.

Why do alpacas spit?

Almost every alpaca spits. The green stuff is falling out when alpacas’ mouths hanging open. Alpacas look like anyone washed the moth out with soap after they spit. They usually walk out immediately from the place after spitting. This is because they seek something tasty leaves such as a breath mint to try and get the unfavourable taste out of their mouth as quickly as possible. They do it for a few minutes and get themselves normal. Individuals who have a specialisation in the behaviours of animals like alpacas these days suggest that avoid eye contact and act nonthreatening for everyone when they notice that alpacas’ ears pinned back and these animals staring at them.   

Alpacas in detail

Many people around the world prefer and buy alpacas fur based items and get remarkable benefits. Alpacas breed once a year. On the other hand, these animals as livestock are usually induced to breed throughout the year. The female alpaca can bring birth to just one offspring after a gestation period usually range from 242 days to 345 days. This animal needs up to seven hours for the birthing process. Cria is the name of the baby alpaca which weights range from 8 to 9kg. This baby alpaca is weaned at six to eight months. The female animal is ready to reproduce at twelve to fifteen months. On the other hand, the male alpaca requires 30 to 36 months to mature.