Camelid Community is a group that has existed for more than 15 years. Its sole purpose is to bring together alpaca and llama owners and organizations in order to both develop materials and tools that benefit the camelid industry as a whole, and to help bridge the divide between the two industries, helping everyone to understand that we are all experiencing similar issues and should be working together. In the past, Camelid Community has developed a number of very useful brochures that are made available at no charge to alpaca and llama owners. Camelid Community is supported by a number of individuals, but also by Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA), International Camelid Institute (ICI), and several regional llama and alpaca groups. Additionally, past participation of International Lama Registry (ILR), and Alpaca Research Foundation (ARF) has been beneficial for the group.
Camelid Community has seen great success in bridging the gap between the alpaca and llama industries. This is evident through past cooperation in representing camelids at the National FFA Convention and most recently in its members’ support and encouragement of the Camelid Alerts System recently launched through a partnership of AOA, ICI, ARF, and ILR.
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Alpacas and Llamas as Therapy Partners—Download the brochure "Alpacas and Llamas as Therapy Partners" for information on how you and your camelids can become involved as therapy partners in your community.
Alpacas, Llamas and Youth—Involvement with alpacas and llamas (camelids) can be a fun and rewarding experience for youth of all ages. Enrich your world while learning all that these wonderful animals have to offer. This brochure introduces you to the many opportunities available to camelid owners and can be handed out to interested youth in your area.
Camelids Can Carry—Camelids have a long history as pack animals. Download the brochure "Camelids Can Carry" for information on how to get started packing with llamas and alpacas.
Minimum Standards of Care for Llamas and Alpacas—This fact sheet is a one page sheet that can be given to someone who has had to provide emergency rescue to a camelid to make them aware of the minimum necessary to care for that camelid.
Recommended Practices in Caring for Llamas and Alpacas—This booklet gives more details on recommended practices for taking care of llamas and alpacas.
The Basics of Alpaca and Llama Care—This brochure is a necessity for anyone considering purchasing a camelid and provides a brief overview of the points that should be considered.
The Basics of Alpaca and Llama Fiber—This brochure provides an overview of the shearing process and lists additional resources to find more information.