the other hand, in a chute they seem to be happy to
let us do whatever is needed. It's almost as if they
feel more secure in a confined area.
latest chute has walls which fold down in the centre
to a height of 600mm and in this lower position the
llama still seems uneasy … but once the walls are
raised (s)he relaxes.
llamas sit as soon as toenail trimming begins so this
problem is solved by belly straps.
Should a llama require medical attention, a chute
provides a safe working area for the owner, llama
first chute which was built of timber, cost less than
$150 and worked well. Today there are a range of commercially
produced chutes available.