There are a number alpaca qualities that make them suitable for those who want a few primarily as companion animals. They are quite a bit smaller than llamas, standing only about one metre at the shoulder, and weighing in at 60-70 kgs. ), which makes them quite manageable.
They have a calm, gentle and predictable personality. However they will tend to spit at each other if disgruntled about something, but will rarely spit at a human.
Aggressive behaviour is rare and they can be halter trained.
They are very sociable and inquisitive and therefore at least two should always be kept together. By nature they are pack animals and will huddle together if nervous or frightened. They make a number of different noises including their gentle hum.