There are many plants growing paddocks and gardens that are poisonous to alpacas and these must be removed, including in hedgerows if within alpaca reach. Obviously, prevention is better than cure - there are no antidotes for many of the toxins contained in these plants.
The list of plants is extensive but many of the dangerous species you will come across are shown below. Bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive and many plant species grown in gardens can be toxic if enough is eaten.
Although this list is New Zealand oriented, many of these plants or closely related species are found in similar climates around the world.
Click or tap on the image of the plant for a larger version of the picture. Click or tap on the title of the plant to be taken to a main article with information about the toxicity.
Important: If you suspect that your alpaca has eaten any of these plants listed, you must seek veterinary help immediately.
The following plants shown with a red background are extremely toxic or deadly.
The following plants shown with a purple background are considered very dangerous to the health of your alpacas.
The following plants shown with a blue background are considered dangerous to the health of your alpacas.