Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Llama facts

I found a few websites today that tell you how to train and handle llamas. I learnt this fascinating fact! When training llamas you must make sure that there is

NO FIDDLING WITH HUMANS' BODIES. That definitely includes playing with shoes and boots -- an action that is a prelude to fighting behavior.

Apparently this is common behaviour in bored young llamas who pass time fiddling with another animate being. This includes ear or neck mouthing, head-ducking, neck-pushing, and usually leads to some sort of wresting match. However, a bored llama may make the human the focus of his fiddling and then you have a problem!

http://home.att.net/~lostcreekllamas/youngllamas.html

for more details!

For an excellent video as to what you can get llamas to do with patience look at
http://www.llama-training.co.uk/YY%20Pages/WWOscar%20fetching%20January%20Video%20Bacxkground.htm

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