Dust baths to alpacas are apparently like corgis to Buzzfeed employees -- the joy is simply incomparable. This charming video was originally published in 2008, but has resurfaced this week grabbing our attention.

Alpacas are apparently big fans of taking dust baths in summertime/good weather. Judging by their high-kicks they sure seem to be enjoying themselves.(Source)

An alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance.  (Wikipedia)

Funny Things Alpacas Do

Dust Baths 
Alpacas love to roll. There will be spots in the paddock which become bare patches over time and your alpacas will line up to wait for their turn (except the bossy ones, that is. They just barge right in!) If it's been raining, those bare patches will be mud baths - they roll anyway!

You will occasionally see your alpacas bouncing around the paddock, lifting all 4 feet off the ground at once with their tails held high. Much like the cartoon character, Pepe Le Pew. This is called "stotting" or in some countries, "pronking". Crias in particular enjoy to stott and chase each other around, and adults will sometimes join in the fun. This activity mostly happens at dusk and is very enjoyable to watch.

Responses to " Alpaca's find new dust bath and jump for joy! "

  1. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE alpacas!

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