Bored of goldfish? Why not get a pet alpaca?

Published Wednesday, Oct 8 2014, 18:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Forget having a pet cat or dog - alpacas are becoming the must-have furry friend to have in China!

Officially the pet "du jour", hundreds of the animals have been imported in to the country so people have a more exotic four-legged companion.

Alpacas waiting to be picked up in China

© Rex Features / HAP/Quirky China News

In this cute snap, the sweeties had just finished their quarantine period and were waiting at the Tianjin Harbour Customs for their new owners to pick them up.

We're not sure how easy they'd be to cuddle up to on the sofa but they're certainly more exciting than a goldfish!

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