Practicing selfies with the boys today. Sone are definitely happier to get involved than others! Orbit wasn’t having a bit of it today 😂
No, it’s not an execution! Jupiter may be smallest alpaca, but he is incredibly strong! I’ve been trying to get cream on his back legs for weeks, but he won’t let me near them. He launches vertically into mid air, twisting and bucking, and even with the help of two men, we’ve not managed to keep him still. We even tried sedation!! But then I had a brainwave, and popped a pillow case over his head. Just like that, he went quiet, and now let’s me shampoo, massage, brush and cream those legs. Hopefully his scabby skin will soon be a thing of the past and we can put the pillowcase away 🤞 #smallbutmighty
Time to get the waders on and get that fence strengthened 😫
One thing people always ask me is whether the boys recognise their names. I think this video shows that they do 😂😂 I did feel a bit bad about waking Jupiter up suddenly when he had fallen asleep on a slope - he nearly rolled down the hill 😂😂 #alpacasofinstagram #lochnessalpacas
Limited availability remaining for July so if you fancy an alpaca experience to keep the kids entertained, head over to the website and get booked in before they’re all gone! 🦙❤️
Lazy day for the boys today #dayoff #lazyday #alpacasofinstagram #alpacatrekkingscotland
For everyone who asks me how an alpaca is sheared… Heres a time lapse video showing the whole process. It only takes about 5 minutes, and the shearers are very calm and organised, ensuring the least stressful experience possible for the alpaca. It’s a good opportunity for me to try to spot any skin issues once the fleece is off any they’re lying still. I’m delighted to say that they’re all looking great under those fleeces, and now happily grazing having forgotten all about it. 🥰 Thanks @shearalpacas!
Alpacas get the zoomies too! The sun came out momentarily today and the boys got a bit excited. Listen carefully right at the end to hear one of the alpaca alarm calls…
🦙 TURN THE VOLUME UP 🦙
Is there anything nicer than taking 5 minutes out of a busy day to sit amongst the boys in the sunshine, listening to the munch?? 🥰#takeabreak #alpacasofinstagram #lochnessalpacas #munchcrunch
Frosty Morning at Loch Ness Alpacas. Time for a warm sugarbeet breakfast treat! #lochness #scottishalpacas
When you didn’t hear Mum shout you for breakfast, and didn’t notice all your friends running to get theirs…. #deafalpaca #lasttotheparty
Thank you all for coming! If you haven’t already, please jump on to TripAdvisor and leave a review so we become more visible to people planning a Highland holiday! Thank you 🙏 🦙
Looking for a meet and greet for the little ones on Monday?
Sometimes I wonder how smart they really are?! They can break in to a sectioned off part of a field, but seem perplexed at how to get out 🤷🏻♀️#alpacasofinstagram #alpacatrekking #lochnessalpacas
Work has begun on the trekking track down to the beach. Imagine getting a selfie with an alpaca with that view at the end! 📸 🦙 #lochnessalpacas #alpacatrekking #alpacatrekkingscotland #2022
There suddenly seems to be quite a lot of them! 🥰🦙
Jupiter & Mercury
Walking practice for the boys tonight. These two are smashing it. Funny how baby of the group, Jupiter, seems to be the bravest of the bunch!
Watching the world, and the paddle boarders, go by on a beautiful sunny evening…
Watching the world, and the paddle boarders, go by on a beautiful sunny evening 🏖