Frequently Asked Camel Questions

Here are a few camel questions we get quite frequently. Camels are fascinating animals.

Sure. They love the attention they receive during events.

Possibly. Depending upon the size of the adult and young child, it is possible.

Absolutely! Each guest will have their own wristband that will allow them to enjoy up to three camel rides in our guided ring.

Depending upon the environment and heat a camel can drink up to 30 gallons in 15 minutes.

In captivity camels generally live 40 to 50 years.

The Dromedary female carries her young for 13 months. The Bactrian female carries her young for 14 months.

Our camels are very calm and gentle. Spitting is usually not an issue. Camels are much more prone to spit at each other than at people. Spitting is not in our camels normal routine. Just don’t do anything to aggravate them!

Primarily the East Coast of the United States.

Yes. We can set up in an indoor events center.

Yes. Please contact us with your needs and dates. Prices will be quoted according to needs and information given.

Yes, a healthy camel is unaffected by the lack of water for 10 days or more.

These are bare spots they are born with. The hair has not rubbed off these areas. It is simply a patch of tough skin they are born with.

No, a camel has a padded foot. When it steps down, the pad spreads out so it can walk on the sand. It works much the same as a person wearing snowshoes.

Generally they eat hay, dry grains, bread and crunchy fruits and vegetables. Salt is a very important part of their diet. They also really enjoy a snack of animal crackers. If food is hard to find, they will eat anything; dried leaves, seeds or thorny twigs.

No, their humps are composed of fat. The fat in the humps will be used during long periods without good nutrition.

The male is called a ‘bull’. The female is called a ‘cow’. A young camel is called a ‘calf’. A group of camels is referred to as a ‘herd’.

A camel can actually carry their own body weight. However, for our riding purposes, the limit is 350 pounds.

Depending on the genetic makeup of a camel, they can reach heights of 9 1/2 feet at the hump. Our camels measure between 6 1/2 feet to 8 feet at the hump.

Oscar weighs approximately 2800 pounds. Niles weighs approximately 2400 pounds. Sandy weights 1800 pounds.

Get in Touch

We love to hear from all our camel fans. Feel free to drop us a line.


Camel Station Hours


Monday – Wednesday Closed

Thursday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 1pm – 6 pm


Contact


Address 2975 Parks Crossroads Church Road

Address Ramseur, NC 27316

Phone 336.963.4CCR

Email camelinfo@carolinacamelrides.com