Llama Pellets by Black Thunder Gear
Llama Pellets by Black Thunder Gear
Llama Pellets by Black Thunder Gear

Llama Pellets by Black Thunder Gear

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

Optimal Nutrition for Your Llamas in a Large Pellet

Nourish your llamas with the superior formulation of Black Thunder Gear Llama Pellets, expertly crafted to support the health and vitality of your treasured animals. Whether you're caring for a pack, performance, growing, or a lactating llama, these pellets are designed and meets the NRC nutritional requirements of your llamas at every stage of life.

Key Features:

  • Large Size: With a 1/2 inch diameter and 1-2 inch in length, these pellets are optimized for convenience and minimal waste, outperforming smaller pellet types that can crumble to dust and be lost during hand feeding. Plus, the 1/2 diameter size is much easier to pack into the backcountry.
  • Highly Nutritious: Each pellet is densely packed with protein, energy, minerals, trace minerals, and essential vitamins, ensuring your llama receives a well-rounded diet. This is a great supplement to their hay forage.
  • Tailored Feeding: Suitable for growing young llamas, working adults, lactating females, and any llama in need of supplemental nourishment, Black Thunder Gear Llama Pellets can be adjusted to your animal's specific dietary needs.
  • Meets NRC requirements: Optimal nutrition for all working, nursing, pregnant and growing stages of your llamas life.
  • Made in Montana: That's correct! Made right here in good 'ole Montana, USA.

Nutritional Monitoring for Peak Health

Remember, the well-being of your llamas and alpacas goes beyond what the eye can see. External appearances can be misleading due to their thick coats and stoic nature. That's why consistent monitoring of body condition and weight, along with analysis of forage and feed composition, is crucial for sustained health.

Body condition scoring sheet for camelids. (From Van Saun RJ. Feeding the alpaca, In: Hoffman E, editor. The complete alpaca book, 2nd edition,
Santa Cruz (CA): Bonny Doon Press; 2003. p. 179–23.)


Protein Requirements

Understand that protein needs change depending on life stages (growing young and seniors) and activity levels (working, nursing/lactating, pregnant).

  • Maintenance: 9-10%
  • Pregnancy: 11-16%
  • Lactation: 10-16%
  • Performance/Working: 12-16%

At no less than 15% protein (Wheat Middlings, Soybean Meal, Ground Alfalfa), our pellets are formulated to cater to these varying needs, ensuring your animals receive the right amount of crude protein whatever their condition.

Feeding Guidelines:

Black Thunder Llama Pellets complement roughage intake, delivering supplemental nutrients that are essential to your llama's diet. For added benefit, pair with our Free Choice Llama Mineral and clean water.

Recommended Daily Feeding Rates:

  • Maintenance: 0.6 to 1.0 lbs
  • Growing and Working: 1.0 to 3.0 lbs
  • Lactating: 2.0 to 4.0 lbs

These suggested guidelines should be tailored based on the individual's activity level and body condition. Understanding your llamas body condition is paramount in knowing how much to feed. If you need help in understanding body condition, please reach out and contact us here

Feeding Instructions:

Monitor your llama’s body condition to determine the appropriate amount of Black Thunder Gear Llama Pellets they require. Overweight llamas may thrive on a free-choice mineral and quality grass hay diet, without the need for additional pellet supplementation.

Feeding Example  |  4 llamas

Black Thunder Llama 

Suggested feed rate is 1 to 4 lbs/head/day. We'll be conservative in this example at 1lb/head/day

1lb/head/day = 4lbs/day
4lbs/day * 365/days = 1460lbs/year

1460lbs / 50lb bag = 29 bags/year

Empower your llama's health and endurance with Black Thunder Gear Llama Pellets—because they deserve nutrition that goes the distance.

50 lb bag

No more hassle when purchasing llama pellets! With delivery available for your convenience, simply give us a call to inquire about our product. Trust Black Thunder Gear for all your llama needs.