Feeding Senior Llamas

Suggestions from llama owners for feeding senior animals that have
 a hard time maintaining weight or for those who have few teeth left.



 Rice bran has been reported (by one breeder) to be more efficient in putting on weight than any of the senior supplements.

 "Rabbit pellets are somewhat easier to chew, so I use them as part of the mix I feed those who need weight gain, along with beet pulp, rice bran, senior horse, and llama pellets. Most pellets are alfalfa based, the differences being in mineral and additive content. The rice bran does seem to make a difference."

     "Blue Seal makes an equine senior supplement called "sentinel senior" (used to be called "vintage senior) that works by itself without any other supplements.  It's easy to chew, even for animals with no teeth (extruded).  It's like cheese curls in texture".


     "Cracked corn adds calories and heat, shredded beet pulp adds calories".


Return To Medical Index


Return To Llama Management

Return To Shagbark Ridge Llamas

All information on this website is provided as a public service, but we
cannot guarantee that this information is current or accurate. Readers
should consult with their veterinarian before acting on any treatments.

This document is copyrighted by Shagbark Ridge Llamas and no
part may be copied to another homepage. Permission is granted to link
to this page, copy this document in electronic form, or to print it for
personal use provided that this copyright notice is not altered or removed.

Updated Frequently
© 1996/2014 Shagbark Ridge Llamas