Karin, her aunt, is now the low llama on the totem pole. Lucy Llama, Audrey's mother, protects her and still nurses her. I do not wean the crias, unless there is a problem with the mother showing signs of stress or fatigue, but Lucy seems just fine.
Audrey comes to be loved, caressed and she talks the whole while. Llamas are browsers, like deer, and prefer to eat above their heads. Feeding them is a bit challenging. They will bend down to eat if they are hungry enough, though they far prefer food at their head height at least. Hay with weeds and leaves and many grasses is best for them. They need minerals and salt, too, and to have their toenails clipped occasionally. The llamas are dewormed along with the rest of the farm, with herbs and garlic, which they seem to enjoy.
Audrey will stay on the farm with her aunt and mother, but the father is no longer living here, so there will be no more babies. Llamas live to around the twenty year mark, with some lasting until they are thirty, while a few die at fifteen. I do not plan to be here to see the llamas to their old age and can only hope that they will have a great home when they leave the Fat Ewe Farm. I certainly enjoy Miss Audrey and I love my cousin Audrey just as well!