Celebrating those who work in donkey rescue and donkey welfare, those who provide donkey therapy for people in need, and all those who give donkeys a loving home around the world. Read more
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
African Wild Asses were first domesticated in Egypt around 4000 BC. As the only riding, pack and draught animal available they played a vital role in the expansion of trade throughout Africa and Asia. Read more
It’s great to give donkeys access to a wide range of plants and herbs in addition to their main diet. It can have numerous health benefits and mirrors how they feed in the wild. Donkeys enjoy foraging and they are mostly pretty good at finding the nutrients they need.
“Spoil your donkey with love, not treats”, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, USA
It can be really hard not to overindulge your donkeys. When they look at you longingly with those big brown eyes and impossibly sweet faces, you just want to give them all the goodies their hearts desire… Read more