What kind of animals did the Incas have?
Llamas and alpacas were very important providing “wool, meat, leather, moveable wealth,” and “transportation.” The Inca also bred and domesticated ducks and guinea pigs as a source of meat. This mixture of Animal husbandry, especially that of llamas and alpacas, was important to the economy of the Incas.
What did the Incas use llamas and alpacas for?
Treasured by the ancient Inca civilisation, their fine fleeces were reserved for Incan royalty. Together with their close relatives, the llamas, alpacas provided clothing, food, fuel and, no doubt, companionship as domesticated animals high in the altiplano of Peru, Chile and Bolivia.
Did Inca eat llamas?
Thanks to its size, llama meat was a significant source of meat protein for the indigenous tribes of Peru. Llama was the meat of choice for charqui, a meat snack similar to the jerky that people consume today. Charqui was a key ingredient in olluquitos de carne, a popular pre-hispanic dish.
Did the Incas keep pets?
The Incas had no cows, sheep, pigs, chickens or goats. Their only domesticated animals were llamas, alpacas and guinea pigs.
What crops did the Incas grow?
They developed resilient breeds of crops such as potatoes, quinoa and corn. They built cisterns and irrigation canals that snaked and angled down and around the mountains. And they cut terraces into the hillsides, progressively steeper, from the valleys up the slopes.
How much is a Peruvian Inca Orchid?
A Peruvian Inca Orchid puppy will cost between $600 to $800 for a pet quality dog from a knowledgeable breeder. For a show quality dog breeder known for their experience in breeding the PIO that price could double or even go higher.