What Kind Of Shelter Do Alpacas Need?

Sheltering alpacas from the elements is strictly determined by location. In areas where winter temperatures fall below freezing and heavy snowfall is the norm, a three-sided shelter will protect the animals from the elements.

In areas with high summer heat and a lot of humidity, the same three-sided type shelter can be used to provide shade, but an additional means of cooling (like the use of sprinklers in the pasture) will be needed.

Put up a perimeter fence in keeping with the degree of security necessary to protect the alpacas from the types of predators indigenous to your area.