In past blogs we have written about a lot of things that are super useful to know about and great information to have at the ready. This go around we will talk about some off the radar topics that you might not know that you don’t know… ya know (lol)? Read More
You might have heard the phrase “in donkey years” thrown around by people that have owned them. This phrase basically means a long-a$$ (hee haw) time and it means that for a reason... donkeys live a good long while. Read More
“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality.
It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” (Erma Bombeck) Boy, every word of that rings true, doesn’t it?
And, I know I am not your mother, far from it, but if I could offer up a piece of good advice to any of you’s miniature donkey owners, I would say to play with your miniature donkeys as much as possible.
I know we have touched on some basic ‘how to’ care tips for miniature donkeys, But making sure that your animals are truly cared for is paramount in this particularly chilly winter.
The typical average miniature donkey will measure between 32-34 inches with some even being as small as 26 inches. (Just as a frame of reference, standard donkeys measure between 36-48 inches and mammoth donkeys measure 54 inches and up.)
Now, when it comes to mini donkeys there are several areas where you could reach out to get information… but I have picked the brains of some long time donkey owners (they have probably raised and kept some 70-100 mini donkeys) to help shine light on the best avenues for feed. Read More
What qualities do mini donks possess that make them good therapy animal candidates? Are there examples of miniature donkey therapy animals in service now? We will look at some information and examples further in the article. Read More
So, do miniature donkeys require shoeing like horses? It depends, here's what you need to know... Read More
This particular morning my mind was drifting to the old west, wagon trains specifically. I know there are a bevy of livestock that can pull things; horses, cows, etc, but I don’t have access to these animals. I do, however, have access to a herd of the coolest mini donkeys you could find…could they pull things, carts/carriages specifically? Can a miniature donkey pull a cart or perhaps even me?
We know that mini donks make great pets, but do they share the trait of protector like their full size cousins? Could Lovebug be plugged into security detail around the farm? Read More
What's not to love about them: they’re shorter than me, fatter than me (eh, maybe not), and they make a beautiful bray to let you know when they need something (lol). Honestly, they all look like they need a good petting session, so it should be a no-brainer, right? Read More
Although there are as many wormer schedule suggestions as there are grains of sand, this is a handy reference to have around. Read More