Got an itch to scratch?

Got an itch to scratch?

donkey scratches
Eeleta, RSPCA Lockwood Centre for Donkeys and Horses

Did you know that donkeys prefer to be scratched rather than patted?

Patting is not part of donkey behaviour so it’s not something they really understand. Scratching, on the other hand, is similar to mutual grooming, something they enjoy and find very relaxing. So next time you meet a donkey, why not try giving them a good scratch instead of a pat? I guarantee, you’ll have a new best friend.

Copyright 2016 Amy Swift

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