Flashcards in Alpacas Deck (19):
South American camelids
Are alpacas true ruminants?
What kind of foragers are alpacas?
Alpacas consume _____ grasses in the we season and _____ grasses in the dry season
Upper lip is split by _____
Why can alpacas be highly selective in their foraging?
Each side of their lips is independent of the other
Does the tongue participate in grabbing food?
Do alpacas lick anything?
No (NO MINERAL BLOCKS)
Which compartment of the stomach makes up about 80% of the forestomach volume?
Which compartment of the stomach makes up 6% of the forestomach volume?
How much digesta can C-1 and C-2 hold?
Glandular saccules line the ventral surfaces of _____
C-1 and C-2
Nutrient absorption, mucous secretions, glycoproteins, urea, secretion of bicarbonate ions for buffereing
Tubular part of digestive tract
This part of the digestive tract has true gastric glands
Last 1/5 of C-3
Why do alpacas perform better than sheep when using poor quality roughage?
Good adaptation to semi-arid environments
Active at dawn and dusk
How long do alpacas eat per day?