Buying an alpaca should be one of the most enjoyable events in your life! After all, you're not just purchasing livestock as an investment, you are buying a lifestyle. You will be embarking on an exciting new world where you'll learn about animal husbandry, South American history, farming and most important of all - you'll enjoy seeing your investment grow. This is a slower paced process, it doesn't scroll along at the speed of the Dow Index across a screen. After all, it takes a female alpaca almost a full year to have a cria. And during that year, you'll get the opportunity to interact with and nurture your investment with much more personal satisfaction than you get from scanning the seemingly endless lists of numbers on the pink pages of the Financial Times.