GROWING INTEREST IN HAVING ALPACA AS PETS IN AUSTRALIA
There has been a growing interest in having Alpaca as pets in Australia. One factor for more Australians raising Alpaca as pets, is the decreased cost of purchasing Alpaca which make them more affordable nowadays as compared to when they first arrived in Australia.
Alpaca breeder Rick Hodgson also cites the easy going temperament of Alpaca including their gentleness and intelligence as making them ideal pets.
More information about Alpaca being kept as pets in Australia can be found in the the full article titled "Why buy a puppy when you can have an Alpaca?" which was published on the News Corp Australia web site on June 30, 2012 and can be read online by clicking here