The Rise Of The Llamas

July 5, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Chosen a side in the war between cats and dogs? Llamas may trump all writes Jennifer A. Kingson:

  • Llamas are becoming increasingly popular pets.
  • Those who own llamas say that they are similar to dogs in that they are highly attuned to the emotions of humans.
  • Other behaviours such as the humming noise that llamas like to make have also endeared them to humans.
  • Given the size of the animal they are fairly cheap. One can be had for $500, and the valued fiber they produce can be sold for a profit
  • There are llama shows, similar to dog shows, where the best llamas are given ribbons.
  • There are also ‘therapy llamas’ that visit the sick, elderly and disabled, and ‘ambassador llamas’ that visit schools, churches, and libraries.

Read more about llamas, the stories of llama owners, the myth of them spitting, and why male and female llamas have to be kept separate over here. And read more of our ongoing series on Pet-Perks over here.

Source: The New York Times

Via: Marginal Revolution