We love Lily and her babies, but there is always a bit of stress the first week or so after she delivers her cria. Lily tends to be a bit lackadaisical in caring for her cria; and her cria tend to be independent and friendly followers of other alpacas in the herd. Turns out, baby Clarissa is no different from any of Lily's other crias in this regard!
So we are constantly checking... Are mom and baby together? is baby nursing? is baby too hot/too cold? and on and on it goes! So, we are happy to report that little Clarissa is doing well! She is gaining some weight, getting stronger, and behaving like a healthy cria! Look at her go!
About the author:
Always an animal lover, alpacas entered my life in 2005.
I enjoy all aspects of life with alpacas - from caring for them, to training them, spinning and knitting their wonderful fiber, photographing them, and even writing about them!