ALPACA THERAPY - one of the zoology fields, after dogotherapy and hippotherapy which became more and more useful in Poland. Alpaca therapy is cooperation between patient and alpaca.
Alpacas are really intelligent and curious animals, they have very calm disposition and - what is important in therapeutic way - they have delicate, soft and hyppoalergenic fur (without lanolin). Alpacas don't show agressive behavior and they are really friendly towards people.
Alpacas come from South America, where they live in the Andes and belongs to the camels family. They can be found mostly in Peru, Chile and Bolivia. They are herbivorous and its biggest delicacy are carrots and grass.
Those therapeutic animals are very friendly and gentle, completely devoid of aggression. They can be petted, fed and looked after. Contact with alpaca has a significant impact on the child's development. Being surrounded by them, the child learns responsibility and empathy while taking care of it! Hugging and stroking the alpaca allows children to open themselves and relax. It also helps build self-confidence, self-esteem and supports the development of the ability to express child's emotions.
During alpacotherapy classes, we use alpacas, which come from alpaca culture "Ajmaraya".