|Better Farming Series 14 - Farming with Animal Power (FAO - INADES, 1977, 57 p.)|
Camels are also called dromedaries. Camels withstand heat well. They are chiefly used for transport with a pack- saddle (see page 35), but they can also be given a breast- strap (see page 38) but they can also be given a breast- strap collar(see page 37).
Camel with collar
Camels eat rough and coarse herbage, even when it is dry.
They need 6 to 7 hours a day at pasture.
When they are working in the day they go to pasture at night. But they need 3 or 4 hours rest during the day.
They need 15 litres of water a day. But they can store up water, and drink every 3 or 4 days up to 80 litres of water.