The Donkey Diet

The Donkey Diet

Donkeys Eating
Photo: Kendra Bond at Peace for Ponies

Ask ten donkey owners how they feed their donkeys and you’ll get ten different answers.

Some search for low sugar hay and dutifully test each new batch, while others just use whatever they can get hold of.

Some happily let their donkeys graze freely all year round, ignoring the cries of fellow donkey owners that all that grass could kill them. Yet, their donkeys are the picture of health.

One thing is clear: every owner, farm, pasture and paddock is different. And, of course, every donkey is different. So, let’s take a broad look at the donkey diet. Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Donkey Trekking

A Beginner’s Guide to Donkey Trekking

Copain
Copain Donkey Trekking in Provence

Following my six-day trek with a donkey in Provence, southern France, this is my handy guide for donkey trekkers, including donkey care, handling, packing, weight limits and what to take… Read more

10 Easy Enrichment Ideas for Donkeys

10 Easy Enrichment Ideas for Donkeys

Enrichment Ideas for Donkeys
Donkeys with willow log and treat bucket, RSPCA Lockwood

Environmental enrichment helps animals in zoos, sanctuaries, on farms and in our homes to carry out their natural behaviours, providing mental stimulation and physical activity vital to their health and well-being. Here are 10 easy, fun and inexpensive enrichment ideas for donkeys: Read more