Welcome to Rushmere Alpacas
Rushmere Alpacas is a small friendly breeder of quality alpacas based in the hamlet of Rushmere and next to the country park of the same name. It’s owned by Jo Parker and Neil McAndrew and located just north of Leighton Buzzard. It’s easy to reach from the M1 and only 5 minutes drive from Leighton Buzzard station, yet very peaceful and quiet. We know all our alpacas personally and hand feed them daily.
Apart from the alpacas, we own a cat, Tilly and two dogs, a lunatic dalmation called Jasper and a Heinz 57 called Jessica. They are all rescue animals and follow a long line of rescue cats and dogs who have lived at Little Cuppers.
We keep a high standard of hygiene and wherever possible use naturpathic remedies to ensure a happy healthy herd. We use our knowledge gained from re-homing other animals to encourage confident animals who are happy being handled.
We have pregnant females, weanlings and a limited number of pet males in a wide variety of colours for sale. All our animals are halter trained and we are happy to offer training and free advice as well as a ‘starter pack’ of helpful information and equipment for anyone who is new to keeping alpacas. Jo is an affiliate trainer of the British Alpaca Society and we use their approved traning material.
We also have 4 stud males, Fowberry Lucien (white), Rushmere Gregorius (grey), Rushmere Imperator (black) and Sudell Luna (apaloosa) available for drive by matings.
I’m afraid we do not offer alpaca walks and experiences but are happy to welcome anyone interested in keeping alpacas themselves.