With a little help our friends!

Last week Hannah came to stay for a few days to gain some experience as she wants to be a vet. Hannah is the 17 year old daughter of a family friend who i have known nearly all my life. Hannah was very excited about the possibility  of witnessing a birth but I did explain to Hannah that although cria were due, in the alpaca world births dont always happen on certain dates! We had already had two cria prior to Hannahs  arrival and were eagerly awaiting the next so everything was crossed. Hannah arrived on the the Wednesday evening.
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Little Park Belle

After a slow start, Little Park Belle is coming on leaps and bounds. Born on the  1st July she was very snuffly and wheezy. After the initial checks and the placenta passing cleanly i left them bond and waited and watched for 5 hours while Belle sniffed around mum, seeming to realise she needed to feed but just not getting there. After trying in vain to get her to  latch on, I decided to express mums colostrum and bottle feed her to get the vital antibodies into her. Her mum, Little park Artemis was absolutely brilliant, letting me ‘milk’ her
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