We gave him 24 hours to have it at our farm. Fortunately for Mongo he decided to do the right thing and we paid the transport costs and he arrived the following day. He came off the trailer spitting mad. No love for humans here and who could blame him. He was full of parasites and very hungry.
He had the most sad cry that went on 24 hours per day for a week. He actually did not look as bad as we thought he would but his humps were starting to fall and his hatred for humans was definitely going to be a challenge. Within a few weeks we had a few kicks, plenty of spits and several close calls with Mongo's anger management.
Within a few months, we had hours of hugs, camel kisses, and he even let us on his back! This guy is incredible!. He now rules the pasture and the always-open stall that he shares with 4 other camels. He weighs around 2300 pounds! He is definitely the alpha male but never abuses his status. He is extremely kind to his stall-mates and sees over them with a watchful eye.
When playtime gets a little rough, he steps in and splits up the event , usually without even a sound. He loves apples, pears, and his normal diet of processed llama pellets and orchard grass with some alfalfa. He also has free choice of mixing salt and mineral blocks. We also supplement with an e-blend powder loaded with selenium since this mineral is very important to camelids. Mongo LOVES visitors and attention, so don't hesitate to see him if you would like.