There’s An Alpaca Farm In Northern California And You’re Going To Love It
Get up close and personal with one of the cutest and most gentle animals– the alpaca. There’s a place in Redding where you can learn about these animals and see them up close. At Arapaho Rose Alpacas in Redding, you can take an educational tour to learn about the alpacas, how to care for them, and pet them. Here’s more about this alpaca farm in Northern California:
Just Google, “alpaca farm” and you’ll probably find several near you if you live in Northern California. Why is it that alpacas are so popular?
These adorable animals produce a fiber that can be made into cloth, are trainable, good protectors, and are super cute! Alpacas are closely related to llamas but are smaller in size.
Northern California is full of
alpaca farms -- they’re a popular animal to raise if you have enough land.
Alpacas are a good addition to any farm since they guard other animals. In addition to being the fluffiest of guard animals, alpacas also produce luxurious fleece that can be made into all sorts of cloth items. Alpacas are trainable but they do spit, so they’re definitely not suited for indoors. But they do make excellent farm animals!
Arapaho Rose Alpacas wants visitors to know that they intend to provide a good experience for both human visitors and the alpacas.
Alpacas are sweet and gentle animals but can be shy and get scared easily. For that reason, young children need to be closely guarded by parents when visiting the farm. If everyone is relaxed and behaved it’s possible to get a kiss from the alpaca!
Arapaho Rose Alpacas is a working farm, so chores take place in the morning when the farm is closed to visitors.
Tours are typically scheduled between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The farm hosts several events throughout the year: the first is the shearing demonstration event that takes place on either the last Saturday in March or the first Saturday in April. There is also National Alpaca Farm Day, which takes place on the last Saturday in September.
Tours typically take about 45 minutes. During the tour, you’ll see the farm’s alpacas that you can pet and even hug if they’re friendly enough.
They do not charge for tours but donations are appreciated. Tours are available daily but reservations must be made in advance. The alpaca ranch’s boutique is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are also required to shop at the boutique.
If you fall in love with the idea of owning alpacas on this tour, you can buy an alpaca from Arapaho Rose Alpacas.
If you want something alpaca-related but with less commitment, you can purchase alpaca fiber and yarn at the farm’s store. We love touring farms, not simply petting zoos because you get the chance to learn about the animals and get an understanding of what it takes to care for them.
Have you ever visited an
alpaca farm? Which one? Tell us in the comments.
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Address: Arapaho Rose Alpacas, 10702 Arapaho Dr, Redding, CA 96003, USA