What’s the Difference Between Alpacas and Llamas?

Are alpacas or llamas nicer?

Alpacas are generally kinder and gentler than llamas, while llamas are calmer, larger, and better at guarding other livestock. Both give fiber, though alpaca fiber is softer and more luxurious. Both can be pack animals, though llamas can carry more weight.

Do alpacas spit like llamas?

Do llamas or alpacas spit? Both llamas and alpacas spit as a defense mechanism when they are threatened.

Are llamas more aggressive than alpacas?

Mainly they are mild tempered creatures who thrive in a herd environment. With alpacas, spitting is generally observed between herd-mates to assert dominance and is rarely done towards humans unless they are provoked. Llamas have a slightly more aggressive nature and have been known to spit at the casual passer-by.

Can a llama and an alpaca have babies?

Llamas and alpacas can in fact breed together. A male llama can mate with a female alpaca, creating a species called a huarizo.