They make great pets & are considered "livestock" by the State of Texas in case you're looking for an agricultural exemption for your land. Always check with your local appraisal district before purchasing livestock for this purpose.
Llamas love to roll in sand and ash piles. We've had llamas roll up into the center of a burnt brush pile a couple of days later & find some still hot coals.
This has occurred with every North Texas Llama birth we have witnessed. Mommas gather around to make sure the little one has plenty of time to get ready to take on the world. See the little newborn there in the middle?
Mix sliced apples and/or carrots into their feed & then begin hand feeding
50lb girl can pick up a 35lb llama
Real World Truth - Something leaves trails throughout our pastures
At NTX llamas we supplement fertilized bermuda grass hay with small amounts of alfalfa or grain during the winter
Something licked grooves in this mineral block
These strings were found in the belly of a llama that died mysteriously
You can certainly feed grain-based products. We prefer to supplement their coastal hay with small amounts of alfalfa hay. Llamas and alpacas love alfalfa hay!