Alpacas get bored like the rest of us. Being able to graze and change their environments occasionally stimulates their interest. I see their boredom more in summer with the poorer grazing available to them. The boredom is indicated with them chewing on fencing more and of course the consumption of hay goes up too. Once in awhile if I don't get out to mow the fields for a bit and it gets longer, I make paths. I get bored mowing and it is fun for me to change what I'm doing than going back and forth. Sometimes they notice and the younger ones especially enjoy the paths and play their cria races in and out of them. For a few days, it gives them entertainment at least. And then, the apple treasure hunts give them a little bit of more stimulation. I am forever looking for different things to do with them especially in the summer.
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