Anyone with a guard llama?

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by MissMM, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    For those of you that have experience with guard llamas, how do you keep them out of the goat mineral? The breeder told me I cannot let my llama eat the golden blend goat mineral I have free choice out for the goats..... but the llama loves it & won't leave it alone. I think if it was going to hurt her, she'd be dead by now.

    She has her own mineral - up higher where the goats can't get to it, and salt block - but no matter how I try to 'obstacle-ize' the goat mineral, she finds some way to get at it. :GAAH:

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    wow ..MissMM........I wish... I had an answer for you...but ....I don't have Llama's ...I hope... someone else.... can come up ...with a great idea for you soon..... :hug:
     

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i think KW just got two guard llamas, maybe pm her and see if she knows
     
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I do have two llamas in with my goats, but haven't had a problem with them eating the minerals. Could you maybe get a hog or cattle panel and lean it against the fence and put the minerals on the other side of the hog panel so the goats can stick their heads through to get to them, but the llamas can't?
     
  5. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    I would build a stall that the goats can get into but not the llama and keep the mineral in there. That or use the cattle panel idea to separate the llama from the goat area. You may need to notch out some of the panel so the goats can get in.
     
  6. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    I'm going to try the cattle panel idea - thank you. I had a "hole" sawed into the pen about 2 feet up so the goats could stick their head in there thinking the llama couldn't. Well nutz....... she kneels down & sticks her head in there too...
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    they are sure cleaver and sneaky..... aren't they.... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  8. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    You need to have a hole small enough for the goats but keep the llama out. Some form if keyhole feeder might work