If you are completely new to the alpaca industry and have never lived on or owned a farm or a ranch, there’s no denying the fact that you have a lot to learn! Reading this book is a good start, but there is absolutely no substitute for making friends with people in the industry who live and work with alpacas daily. Either by attending alpaca shows, or reaching out to existing alpaca farmers in your area, it will be greatly to your benefit to cultivate a mentor or mentors. This will allow you to get hands on experience, discuss pros and cons of equipment, shelters, veterinary care, feed all the daily details of being an alpaca owner! If you are looking for gift ideas for someone else interested in alpacas, please visit UKGifts.co.uk. They stock various alpaca gifts that will brighten up someones day :)