Alpacas are herd animals, so they need at least one companion for an optimum life. Easy to understand, what quality of life could one have alone?
New breeders need to plan for (at least) two cria to be born each year. Having two makes it double the fun and watching them play is a favorite in my book. Having just one cria would be boring, certainly not as much fun or exercise since the moms are interested in grazing 24/7.
Gotta love a buddy! Hope this made you smile! ?