|Minky scoffing carrot tops|
They also have a penchant for carrots - in their entirety - both fronds, and root section. Judging from the speed with which this vegetable is consumed I reckon they fancy them even more than bunny rabbits do lol
Searching Google for info on other vegetables that alpacas eat, ours now have a veritable smorgasbord of treats to add to their daily lucerne and pellet intake.
|Miranda stretching out her neck to eat grated carrot|
Apple - grated. (Alpacas don't have back teeth so giving them 1/4 - 1/2 apples as shown in some YouTube videos is, in my opinion, downright nasty. Those owners could also probably be risking choking their alpacas.).
Cabbage - finely sliced as though you are making coleslaw
Beetroot - leaves and grated root section - and what a messy mouth they get when they eat this!!
Pumpkin skin - sliced. Apparently they also eat the flesh of the pumpkin and the seeds - hmmm - think I'll keep that for us... ;)
They will be fed the pea pods as soon as my peas are harvested too.
We have fed our land, added plenty of mulch, turned it in and have planted oats again this year. Hopefully this year it will be successful.
Between the oats, the homegrown vegetables, the lucerne and the pellets - as well as whatever grazing grows in their paddocks - they won't be going hungry ;)