Is this tree safe in an Alpaca enclosure? #617656 - Ask Extension


Is this tree safe in an Alpaca enclosure? #617656

Asked March 18, 2020, 8:18 PM EDT

I have a shrub/tree I'd like to plant on my fence line inside my Alpaca enclosure. I'm not sure what it's called or if it's safe if they eat it. Thanks.

Marion County Oregon

Expert Response


The plant in the photo is Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus). I do not have access to a resource that describes toxicity of the plant to alpacas, however, it is a plant that is not native to South America. I would recommend contacting a veterinarian who is familiar with these animals and might be able to provide information on potential toxicity.

Neil Bell Replied March 23, 2020, 11:38 AM EDT
Thank you. I have a list so having the name should help me!! 
The Question Asker Replied March 23, 2020, 11:52 AM EDT

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