||What do I need to know about toenails?
Alpacas have soft padded feet with two toes on each foot and a soft leathery pad. The toenail on each toe should be level with the pad. Overgrown, long toenails will twist and can cause lameness. Toenails should be clipped about every three months. Animals grazing on soft ground will need trimming more frequently than those grazing on hard ground. Nails can be trimmed using a pair of short-nosed garden clippers.