Andes, animals in the South of Hesse: Why alpacas in stress reduction help

If it were not for the word "cute" already, it would have to be invented – more aptly could be alpacas, otherwise hard to describe: Brown button eyes, a flash

Andes, animals in the South of Hesse: Why alpacas in stress reduction help

If it were not for the word "cute" already, it would have to be invented – more aptly could be alpacas, otherwise hard to describe: Brown button eyes, a flash of light, silver look under a punky fur hairstyle, a in relation to the body, with long neck, short, stocky legs and a facial expression with slightly up the corners of the mouth, as if they were permanent smile, solve just by looking at the animals enthusiasm. Or, as Petra Nothnagel-expressing Kölsch it: "you Would be even cuter, would you fart sugar."

In the Darmstadt district of Arheilgen, on the edge of the commercial area, taking care Nothnagel-Kölsch in the yard of the "Luna alpacas" 13 this to the camels of the new World belonging to the Artiodactyls. The two mares and eleven "boys", as she calls the band, but not the only amusement animals to Cuddle, their soft wool caps, a handy way to, and scarves to process. "Alpacas have a very special charisma and inspire people who otherwise have no relation to animals," explains Nothnagel-Kölsch, while she caresses the little Shorty on the long neck. The contact to alpacas to help with stress reduction and active comforting. The gentle nature of the animals will be used often therapeutically.

alpacas to the sick bed

pandemic brought Before the Corona-the Arheilger Alpaca everyday mess, were also Nothnagel-Kölsch and your "boys" in old people's homes to guest, to provide variety. "Here are some of the encounters have gone fairly close," says the trained as a veterinary assistant. So you have once visited an elderly lady, who lived for eight months in the home, and they got pulled. "She has not smiled once more." In the case of the encounter with the playful Shorty but they had thawed and I even laughed properly. "That was so moving, because even the employee of the home had tears in my eyes."

alpacas that have an average a height of about one Meter and, in spite of their camel relationship is not strictly smell, could if required even up to the hospital bed and lead. "Besides, you're housebroken," explains Nothnagel-Kölsch. Because basically "made" the animals only to a certain point where the other alpacas in your herd easier. "Like a big toilet." In addition, allergic reactions to alpacas are rare, which is why the contact-sensitive people is possible.

therapy with alpacas

The beige Shorty and his white bewollter buddy animals were Samuel as a "Therapy" is particularly suitable. You will be accompanied by a governess, who have completed additional training in animal-assisted pedagogy. "The animal of contact for victims of bullying, people with disabilities, depression or ADHD," says Nothnagel-Kölsch.

they even joined by her girlfriend Regine Jacobi, which is how you lovers of horses and equestrian sports devotee, on the camel. Jacobi, owner of the Luna Alpaca farm, "took place alpacas great, since 50 years ago, which had been in a circus before," says Nothnagel-Kölsch. "And eventually, they came up with the idea to want to buy." Nothnagel-made Kölsch persuaded and accompanied the friend to a breeder. There, Jacobi was the first of three animals. Six years ago now. "And at the time all laughed," recalls Nothnagel-Kölsch. With alpacas, you could start with nothing, it said.

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The but detracted from the enthusiasm of the women for the small camels. Six months later, two more were added. And finally, also succumbed to the Rest of the world the charm of the Andes animals, as Nothnagel says Kölsch. The Artiodactyls were animal-to-Trend, and their pictures adorned the T-Shirts and mugs, Breakfast boards and school blocks. At some point there were even Christmas tree decorations in Alpaca Form. "And all of a sudden, more and more people wanted to see real alpacas up close."

Updated Date: 02 August 2020, 22:19

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