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Teeth Adult Male Llama by Minotaur-Queen Teeth Adult Male Llama by Minotaur-Queen
Close up of the fighting teeth of an adult male llama skull.
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Reptangle Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow his teeth are really curled! I have a male llama skull, but his teeth are not as big as that .Your collection is fantastic!
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:iconminotaur-queen:
This is only one of two I've seen with teeth like this....

Most of the others have had 1/2" long fighting teeth.
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:iconkaileymiller:
Woah! Didn't know these teeth existed!
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theSARUTO Jan 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
WOW! I never had idea that llamas would have that big teeth, I would've imagined something similiar as horses. Your pictures are so interesting, I like aspecially your skull collection!
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:iconminotaur-queen:
All Camelids (Llamas, Alpacas, Camels, gunacos, etc) all have teeth like this... Nasty if you get bitten.

Thanks!
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theSARUTO Jan 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's really pretty interesting, do you know are they for eating/ripping their food or defense? It's just so absurd in a way that herbivores have teeth like that :D (even though sure there is that one deer with vampire-like teeth too..!) But yeah sure wouldn't want to get bit by any of these guys! I mean horse bites can be pretty bad so I'm scared to even think what camel could do..! :''-)
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PrepareForImpact Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems you didnt get an answer; They usually use them for fighting between eachother, almost exclusively between mature males (In alpacas at least)
They tend to use them to bit eachothers knees and ankles, though i've seen alpacas have ears ripped completely in half after getting into a serious fight with another male

Luckily, they dont get used often ;)
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theSARUTO Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh my, I indeed didn't!
Thank you so much, it's always interesting to learn new things! Alpacas are some fascinating animals, I wish I could one day have one or two as a pet, hehee!
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PrepareForImpact Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My parents breed them, and i grew up around them :) They certainly are lovely animals c:
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:iconthesaruto:
theSARUTO Mar 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, that must've been so interesting! :D I hope I'll one day learn to live with these fascinating little fellows!
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