Llamas are not considered as pets in the traditional sense. However, they are friendly, calm, social, and quite easy to train. Their unique looks, friendly dispositions, low-key temperament, and cleanliness have made them popular among exotic animal lovers and livestock keepers.
They are generally healthy and thriving animals that don’t need any special attention other than good basic care. However, these came-like furry animals are not everyone. You need to have some understanding of specific before you can get them.
Llamas need plenty of fenced outdoor space along with access to the barn area to keep them protected from rain and cold. So, if you have a good amount of outdoor space available, llamas can make excellent companions.
They are also social animals and would prefer to live in a herd. Thus, it’s never a good idea to keep a solitary llama. You need to keep at least a pair. They also enjoy the company of other hooved pets such as donkeys, goats, sheep, and horses.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t keep a pet llama if you live in a city or a busy suburb. True llama lovers also have the option of adopting a llama at a nearby farm where they can go and spend time with their pets and take care of their diet, training, and grooming.
The cool and calming quality of llamas serves as a great stress buster for its owners. Coupled with their ability to quickly learn new things, you will have a lot of fun spending time with your llama and training them to do livestock activities like pulling carts or lifting hay.
Here are a few things you need to consider when caring for your pet llamas.
- Llamas can be fed on pasture just like cattle or sheep as long as it is free from poisonous plants and weeds. Hay and other complete rations are also used as dietary options for these animals. You will also need to provide them with certain mineral and vitamin supplements. Your veterinarian will be able to guide you on this. Besides that adequate clean water supply is essential at all times.
- As far as their health and maintenances are concerned, llamas do need regular grooming, shearing and toenail trimming. You can learn how to do these or take professional. You can even sell their wool later as it’s highly valuable.
- Even though these animals are quite hardy, you must get their vaccination schedule designed by a veterinarian based on the prevalent disease threats in the locality. Regular veterinary care will also be required for the overall maintenance of health as llamas are quite prone to parasite attacks.
- The right type of shelter for your llamas will depend on the climate. In winters, a barn, or other windproof housing may be necessary, while during summers, an open shelter would likely do the trick. In hot climate though, just a roofed area with open sides is needed to allow for cool airflow. Since llamas do need a companion, you should keep another llama of the same age and also same-sex (if you want to avoid breeding).
Naming Your Pet Llama
If you have decided to make this wonderful camelid your companion or have already adopted a llama, you must be wondering what to name them.
Moreover, since llamas are usually bought as pairs, the task of finding the perfect names for them may seem even tougher. However, we can make this easy for you.
Keep reading to find out a whole collection of pet llama names. We are sure you will find a few good options.
Funny Llama Names
Here are a few funny suggestions for naming your llamas.
Barack O-Llama – A funny tribute to the American president.
Wooly Bully – Because they are covered with fleece.
Fleece Factory – We can’t get over all that hair and fleece!
Sheep Protector – Llamas can be trained to serve as excellent protectors for your herd of sheep.
Llamanade – Comes from the word lemonade.
Llama Glama – Because you find your llamas super glamorous!
Llama Mia – A punny take on the Italian phrase Mamma Mia
Spitz – Because he does spit a lot. However, llamas do not spit on people or other animals unless they are agitated.
Como se llama – Your Spanish speaking friends will appreciate this name.
No Prob-Llama – Can’t find the perfect name? No-Prob-llama!
Here are some more suggestions for you.
- Shama Llama Ding Dong
- Bahama Llama
- Drama Llama
- Hot Lips
Cute Llama Names
Every time you look at llama, they would look back with those huge, beguiling eyes and adorable ears perked up to listen to you. Aren’t they the most adorable creatures?
Here are some of the cutest names you can use to call your furry companions.
- Yo Mama
- Coma Llama
- Good Llama Names
Are you still looking for more suggestions? Have a look at this list.
- Spitfire Dusk
- Vanilla Bean
Best Llama Names
Couldn’t find the right name for your llama? We bet this list will help you out.
- Mr. Nibbles
Girl Llama Names
Are you confused about what to call your little girl llamas? Here are some options for you to choose from.
- Sweet Pea
- Snow White
Cool Llama Names
Here are some more cool name ideas for your llamas.
- John Snow
Female Llama Names
Go through this list for some more suggestions for your female llamas.
Boy Llama Names
Why should the boy llamas feel left out? Here’s a list of names for male llamas.
‘Fall Out Boy’ Llama Names
Fall Out Boy is an American rock band that was started in 2001 that rose to the forefront of pop music in the mid-2000s, selling more than four million albums. In 2017, they released a song called ‘Young and Menace’ as part of their music album called Mania.
The song’s video featured two stuffed llamas that became really popular. Fall Out Boy named the two llamas as Frosty and Royal Tea.
The idea behind these names, as explained by the band members, came from two different sources. ‘Stay Frosty’ is like a military term that means stay cool but stay alert. ‘Royal Tea’ comes from the name of a Japanese bottled milk tea that one of the band members, Pete Wentz, really liked.
Cartoon Llama Names
Here’s a list of names based on some of the most famous cartoon characters.
- Fred Flintstones
- Betty Poop
- Patrick Star
- Pop Eye
- Chip ‘n’ Dale
- Tom and Jerry
Conclusion: Pet Llama Names
Whether you’re getting pet llamas for your farmhouse or adopting them at an actual farm, you’re going to enjoy them as companions. We hope you had fun browsing through these lists of pet llama names and it helped you find some good options.
Let us know which ones made it to your top choices in the comments section below. If you have any fun names for pet llamas in your mind, we would love to hear from you!