Average Life Span: 15 - 20 years
Average Gestation: Almost 12 months
Number of Offspring: Usually single births
Weaning: 5 - 6 months
Average Weight: 200 - 400 lbs
Average Height: 4' - 4'5" at shoulder, 5' - 5'6" at head.
Sound: Usually just a gentle hum; but when upset can make a shrill alarm sound
Temperament: Calm, tranquil, slightly shy and very intelligent
Health: Few vet problems; worming - 2 or 3 times a year; vaccination against clostridial diseases and tetanus - once a year
Land requirement: Maximum 4 - 5 per acre
Shelter: Although very hardy, llamas do need access to a field shelter
Fencing: Standard stock fencing
Feeding: Grazing during the summer. In winter, grazing supplemented with hay and a small hard feed daily.
Water: They need fresh water available at all times.