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        01-10-2010, 11:37 PM
      #11
    Showing
    How very donkey-y of him LOL. That is the way that they generally are... mules too. You have to give them a good reasonable purpose for doing what you want them to do, you can't just tell them like you can a horse.
         
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        01-11-2010, 09:16 PM
      #12
    Banned
    Hah you guys are all SO right. My friend had one before I moved and WOW he was cute as a BUTTon but sure enough what a stuborn little guy!!!!!!!!

    I'd say the best way to treat them is like a mini horse. What I mean is everything they need is smaller
    Smaller house
    Smaller yard (not THAT SMALL!! LOL)
    Smaller food (LESS food)

    BUT MOST IMPROTANTLY OF ALL

    JUST AS MUCH LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!
         
        01-11-2010, 09:24 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I board with two male donkeys, the sweetest guys you'll ever meet!! Definitely very good at keeping weight, as they are quite fat. These guys were rescued and are only noisey when hungry or upset lol I don't think the upkeep is much different
         
        01-11-2010, 09:29 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by Skutterbotch    
    I board with two male donkeys, the sweetest guys you'll ever meet!! Definitely very good at keeping weight, as they are quite fat. These guys were rescued and are only noisey when hungry or upset lol I don't think the upkeep is much different
    shhhhhhhhhh they might reead that just say BIG BONNED

    Lol! J/k but its not that nice to call them fat sbutterboth
         
        01-11-2010, 09:41 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    I have a donkey. I don't treat her much differently other than less food. They have less oils in their skins so they take MUCH longer to dry so I blanket her in the winter. (the previous owner said she got pneumonia)tshe loves attention, but only wants to do something if she thinks its her own idea. Also if she thinks she's not getting enough hay she can be quite annoying and "calls" her brey is hilarious!

    She's a cutie and really easy going.
         
        01-11-2010, 09:53 PM
      #16
    Banned
    Nirvana I have a donkey. I don't treat her much differently other than less food. They have less oils in their skins so they take MUCH longer to dry so I blanket her in the winter. (the previous owner said she got pneumonia)tshe loves attention, but only wants to do something if she thinks its her own idea. Also if she thinks she's not getting enough hay she can be quite annoying and "calls" her brey is hilarious!

    She's a cutie and really easy going.

    wow she sounds like a handful! Lol j/k. Im glad you take such good care of ur donkey. Just like I said even if they're smaller they need JUST as much LOVE!!!! And ur doin the perfect thing. Ur donkey should be proud he has such a good owner to take care of his coat and to give him a blanket! What a lucky dude!!!! I wonder how jealous ur boyfriend must be (LOL J/K TMI!! Srsly)

         
        01-11-2010, 09:59 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    In Spring I'm training two mini donk's to lead, tie, cross tie, and pick up hooves. They are very curious, loving and basically a little horse. Both are yearlings and they're FAT little buggers! Although I bet they're stubborn, too. Teehee(:
         
        01-11-2010, 10:03 PM
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    Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip    
    In Spring I'm training two mini donk's to lead, tie, cross tie, and pick up hooves. They are very curious, loving and basically a little horse. Both are yearlings and they're FAT little buggers! Although I bet they're stubborn, too. Teehee(:
    lol fat???? Be nice!!!
         
        01-12-2010, 07:21 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    When I bought her she came with 3 blankets! (winter,rain, and one that can go under the other 2) Her prevous owner loved her to bits, and treated her very well. The only reason she was selling her was because she couldnt affored her anymore.
         
        01-12-2010, 09:14 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    I was searching the web for info on donkeys and came across this rather large breeding farm that had some care info on their page. They were saying mini donks need 2-4 pounds of grain twice a day... I just about had a heart attack I think I'd founder the donkey within 3 days if I gave it that much grain, my thoroughbred doesn't even eat that much!! With the amount of pasture we have I don't think our donkey will be getting much grain, if any at all haha
    I guess I can't go by what I read from some places haha. And thanks for the info everyone. I think we have picked out a donkey, he's an adorable grey and white spotted yearling jack. I'll post some pics if we actually end up getting him.
         

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