Alpaca & Muscovy

Doc Martin got it so wrong last night! No Animal research there!

I didn’t finish working until really late last night and put the TV on to see Doc Martin – something I didn’t even realise had started up again!

Imagine my surprise during this episode to see ONE Alpaca on its own and the “owner” saying that “she was in season so likely to be aggressive”

First and foremost Alpaca should never be kept singly – they are a herd animal

Secondly, they are induced ovulators which means they only ovulate by the act of copulation – they do NOT have seasons like horses, dogs, cattle etc.

Finally, the ridiculous noises that they appeared to make the Alpaca do on that program have not come from any Alpaca I have ever heard.

At least they were genuinely promoted as valuable!