Just wanted you to know that the Pacatrapper is awesome and
veterinarian really likes it as well. Works just fine for my mini
llamas. Merry Christmas & New Years to you and your family....................
we use the paca trapper/ toothomatic and the fightomatic with the new bite block also.. we used to use a chute and a table but honestly now that i'm older and my hubby is also and the neighbor boys are older and more expensive it's a fast two person job to just use the paca trapper for everythingthese tools make life easier/safer for both humans and alpacas,.. you can get them all from www.thealpacarosa.com, don marquette sells them and he designed them also. tell him safa sent you, grin..sandy glacial ridge alpacas in Minnesotasafa president
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> Best thing in the world is training your animals to stand still for toe nail trimming. Larry and I can handle all the girls and most of the boys by ourselves. The key is a small (9x9 or no larger than 10x10) catch pen. The more animals you can get in there, the better, because that way they can't kick. We train our cria to accept us picking up their legs/feet.> > Teeth trimming is something else altogether. We have a PacaTrapper and it works like a charm. Although, one can handle strapping an animal into it, it's best done by two. It makes life so much easier. We also do toe nails on those boys who just don't want to cooperate the other way... ;-) Two more wonderful assistants to have for doing teeth are the Tooth-O-Matic and Fight-O-Matic. We bought both and don't dread teeth trimming time at all anymore! All three devices are worth their money.> > One more great thing about the PacaTrapper is, that you don't need any larger space to store it. We have the holder on a post in our alleyway between the pens and the two arms are stored in the garage.> > Rose ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Good Morning Don from (Australia).
Well, I have put it all together and it looks absolutely bloody TERRIFIC!!!!!
Tried a 6 month old little female in there this evening and Paca Trapper is everything I had hoped it would be. I used it to keep her still to clean her fleece up for show this weekend, including clippering around the eyes and down through apron and also thought of other uses such as one person eartags. It also made it easy to lift her legs through the rear leg straps on her paddock coat to get it on/off.
Will put a bigger male in tomorrow morning for the final test !!!!!!!!
I’m loving it........
Mark Irving GrandeVerge Alpaca Supplies On-Line email: firstname.lastname@example.org
.............There is a new product called a "PacaTrapper built by Don Marquette of Alpaca Rosa Farm. It is an excellent restraint system that would work very well with this fellow, but that won't help you today.
I installed my "trapper" in less time than it took me to gather my tools together (tools scattered and seemingly hidden in 2 barns and a house). It works so well, that you can even trim teeth if need be. A belly band is used, not to suspend the alpaca, but to keep them from vaulting to moving side to side.
Disclaimer... Don and Carolyn are my friends, but I have no financial interest in their product, but very grateful that I have one!
The Shouvlins Bluebird Hills Farm Springfield, Ohio 937-206-3936 www.bluebirdhills.com bluebirdhills@...
We are in our 70s and need help to make herd health day safer for us. The PacaTrapper is working great for our girls. We couldnt get along without it. We have a very rowdy boy, but we are managing him in the PacaTrapper as well.
I just want to thank you so much for inventing products that make our husbandry process a pleasure! Since my husband's surgery, I have almost 60 alpacas to take care of all by myself and to pay for help was just too stressful and costly. When I received your email blast telling us about the new "PacaTrapper", I went to your website and viewed your great video about how easy it was to set up and use and decided to buy. OMG, I JUST LOVE IT! I even took an adult male that was never halter broken and even he just stood there without a sign of stress! I was able to walk away and sharpen my clippers and return to my animal to finish their toenails without a hitch as they just stood their patiently waiting.
The AlpacaTrapper has saved me between $55-$135 per animal each time they needed teeth, nails, etc. done. I also purchased the Tooth-O-Matic, Fight-O-Matic knowing they would also pay for themselves in just one month's care. I look forward to working with all these tools on a regular basis that will make my job go faster and be less stressful for both my alpacas and myself. I highly recommend these products especially now that I have to do it all alone. Even if you have another person to help and you have a large herd, I would recommend you have two PacaTrappers so one person can work each animal while the other person sets up and releases each animal so rotation and work runs smoother and faster. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
PS . Do you know anyone who needs a chute?
C R Alpacas, Inc. Phone: 440-543-6114 Web: www.c-r-alpacas.com **************************************************** "I have to say Don, this new device (The PacaTrapper) , really seems to bring about a certain calmness to the restrained (PacaTrapped) alpaca. Very interesting, indeed.............. and by the way, those Bungee BiteBlocs are fantastic!, Thanks! "
The first time that I set up the PacaTrapper as a vendor at the 2010 Buckeye show, I had a funny thing happen to me. After Carolyn and I went out to dinner with freinds , we came back to the facility to check on our animals about 11PM. The doors were locked! Oh Crap! So I pointed my car at the doors and hit my brights a few times and brought the security guard to the door. He sees my vendor ID tag "PacaTrapper" and says " Oh, Thank God you are here, Officer Smith was here last year telling me stories about how these alpacas get loose at night. I'm just glad you are here now, I was plenty nervous about what I was going to do if one these broke loose. Those *ssholes, they didnt tell me they had hired a trapper"
Posted - 09/20/2010 : 4:20:43 PM AlpacaNation forum
There is an easy way to catch them and get them into your barn. I wrote an article about that in the Camelid Quarterly, September issue of this year. If I were close, I would help you out, but you should find a farm near you and see if they won't help you with that. The best thing I have found is the Paca Trapper. It really makes things a lot easier, like giving shots and doing nails. I don't sell them, but purchased one and really like it because it does not take up valuable space in my barn and costs a lot less than a traditional chute. What yo u might also try is to get the animal between a gate and the fence, tie the head to a post, and then try to do nails and/or give shots. That is what I used to do before I got my "trapper".
Christiane Rudolf Tanglewood Farm 19741 Victory Lane Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 (513) 875-3739
************************************** Hey Don,
"The PacaTrapper is a real Back saver............ This thing is worth $1,000.00 to me!"
I have been busy using my new Paca Trapper! I haltered Miss Coco Chanel ( the one who just about torn my shoulder off trying to get away from me ) and walked her up to the Trapper and low and behold!! I clipped her toenails all by myself!! Now , I just need to order another receiver from you! Paypal is set up for the payment. Glad you designed this thing!! Rox
I just wanted you to know I received my PacaTrapper awhile back. My son installed it and I've been using it. Very easy to use and I was able to trim nails on a tempremental new mom and she hardly moved. Thanks.
----------------------------------------------- Hi Don,
I bought a chute at an auction when I was very new to the business. It had a chin rest and 3 belly bands, was terribly heavy, and took up too much space. Whenever I needed to use it, I had to wrestle it into place. My alpacas balked at going into the confined space. I would lure them in with grain/treats. Once in and confined, I found I didn't have easy access to their toes for nail trimming. The chute really stressed out the alpacas, so I eventually sold it and took a course in CameliDynamics. Now I can give shots on my own without restraints, and by clipping the halter tightly to a gate, I have been able to do vaginal flushes and a number of other procedures on my own. Toenails are fine if I have someone who is able to come over to hold while I trim, but I really wanted something to enable me to do nails on my own schedule, and I think this will do the trick. My alpacas are quite calm, so sonograms have never been a problem, but some of them don't like to have their feet messed with. If this works out as I hope, I'll invite others to come over to try it.
Straps came today. (PacaTrapper)Works like a charm. Trimmed up Triumph's toenails like never before, and with the greatest of ease. I'm sold!
Just wanted to let you know that today was only the 2nd time I used the PacaTrapper. I worked on 19 alpacas in 90 minutes! I did shots, toenails, and trimmed bangs ALL BY MYSELF!!!!!!!! ......I have never been able to do this by myself in the past. The first couple girls I pacatrapped took me a little longer to hook up, but once I got the hang of it, things went very well.
------------------------------------------------------- Hi Don,
Just wanted to drop you a note and say thanks for sending out the bite block. We received it yesterday. Also wanted to let you know what a fantastic device the Paca Trapper is for the small farm without a bunch of employees to help you out. It is great. We absolutely love it. You may use us for a reference anytime.
Jerry & Shirley Yoder
Cider Press Acres
1884 Cider Press Rd
Manheim, PA 17545
(717)572-8888 ------------------------------------------------------- Facebook comment Pamela Dakin HarwoodOne of my boys has an abscess on his foot, between the toes. Vet has had to clean it out and lance it twice, and I have to clean it daily. How would we do it without the Paca Trapper?