Raising Baby Camels & Setting Boundaries

There’s no doubt about it – baby camels are extremely cute, cuddly and simply adorable to be around. It’s a pure delight in watching a baby camel [or anything for that matter] grow and mature. You feel apart of their special life journey and quite frankly, honoured to share it with them.

This video moves beyond the husbandry requirements (How To care for a baby camel)  into the  undertone that needs addressing on raising baby camels in a domesticated environment. Believe it or not it can actually be dangerous to the new camel owner or even the experienced camel handler.  Often cuteness overrules the ‘warning signs’ or the pure desire to own a camel.

Our mission on this planet is to share as much camel information that we know through our blog (here), videos, in-person clinics and the like. This subject on raising (training & Handling) baby camels is a very important one that needs addressing before its too late. 

In this video we are talking about Raising Baby Camels and Enforcing Important Boundaries – beyond paddock/housing needs. 

You’ll meet one of our baby camels on our farm – Shilo along with 16 other camels.

Minute breakdown of video

1:30 – What most people assume about baby camels

3:47 – The challenge of training baby camels

4:36 – How a baby camel REALLY thinks

6:06 – The best environment for a baby camel to learn

6:49 – a surprise guest

7:00 – 3 Tips to Raising Baby Camels

12:04 – Recap of raising baby camels and setting boundaries

13:43 – Never work with kids and camels (bloopers)

Now, it’s over to you…

What did you learn from this video that you’d like to start implementing with your camel?

Or what experience have you had with baby camels that had you wondering about their way of thinking?

Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts…

Russell Osborne & Tara Lea Australian Camels

4 thoughts on “Raising Baby Camels & Setting Boundaries

  1. Chloe says:

    We have acquired to young wild girls about 9 months old. What age is the best to start training with them? and do we just start trust based training or because they are so young is there something different we should be doing. We have really no experience with training camels and would just like to do the best by them. We live in Queensland so unable to attend a session but have purchased the online course. Thanks for the advice.

    • Tara says:

      HI Chloe,

      Training and handling really depends on your future plans for your camels. Early handling is necessary is any health or veterinary things are required. Thanks for the question

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