They are gentle, elegant, inquisitive, intelligent and observant.
Alpacas are social herd animals and should always be kept with others
of their kind,or at least with other
As they are a prey animal, they are cautious and nervous if they feel threatened.They like having their own spaceand do not like an unfamiliar alpaca or human getting close, especially from behind. They warn the intruder away by making sharp, noisy inhalations, putting back their ears, twisting their heads and necks backwards toward the perceived threat, screaming, threatening to spit, and eventually may spit and kick. Due to the soft pads on their feet, the impact of a kick is not as dangerous as those of hoofed animals yet they still can give quite a bruise, however the pointed nails can quickly inflict significant cuts. They may also rear up and jump down with their nails onto an animal or human that might threaten them.