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01-05-2021, 16:51   #31
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Donkeys are social creatures . They bray a lot if they are alone , which is why the donkey sanctuary boards them out as pairs .
They will need a field shelter that they can enter and exit as they wish .

You need to have a farrier who will give them the proper foot care as mentioned .
I’d say you’d need at least a few acres , so that you can “ rest” paddocks as needed .

They are wonderful animals . When I win the Lotto , I will re-home a few pairs from the Donkey Sanctuary . At present I can just about pay to keep 1 horse .
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01-05-2021, 17:57   #32
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Donkeys are social creatures . They bray a lot if they are alone , which is why the donkey sanctuary boards them out as pairs
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That's a good point. OP, if you're going to keep one donkey, you might as well get a second. They form extremely strong pair-bonds, like horses do. They can become a bit inseparable.

Like horses, they do not limit themselves to their kind. They can befriend a cow, or a sheep, just as easily. But company is very important. Donkeys are very gregarious.

As byhookorbycrook says, make sure you have access to a farrier. It might be hard to get a farrier just to pare your monkey's hooves — farriers are in short supply — so you could ask around a local yard, and have their farrier pop-by when he's doing their horses.

Otherwise, they're low maintenance. Just a few wormings per year, depending on which animals they're sharing a field with.
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01-05-2021, 18:24   #33
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I love donkeys.

To anyone reading this, if you have any money at all to spare, give it to the Donkey Sanctuary. Donkeys have particularly urgent foot-care needs, because they originate from hardened climates where their feet are naturally worn by their environment, but can over-grow on Irish soil.. The Irish Donkey Sanctuary go all around the country, tending to donkeys' feet.

To the OP, if you have half an acre of grass and the time and temperament for a donkey, you will be richly rewarded.

They are fantastic creatures. Very intelligent. Biblically modest, none of the haughty arrogance of horses. It should come as no surprise that Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem on the back of the same animal that carried his pregnant mother into Bethlehem. Everybody's life is enriched by having a donkey in it. Nobody in human history has regretted befriending a donkey.
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It might be hard to get a farrier just to pare your monkey's hooves — farriers are in short supply
I’d say monkey farriers particularly so.
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There is a field near me with 2 horses and 1 donkey. any time I pass, the donkey is always on his own. the 2 horses are always together. kind of feel sad for the poor donkey.
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There is a field near me with 2 horses and 1 donkey. any time I pass, the donkey is always on his own. the 2 horses are always together. kind of feel sad for the poor donkey.
Could be that he’s being an ass
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Could be that he’s being an ass
You have obsession with ass.
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You can use it to transport tired monkeys, in style.
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People refer to 3 legged donkeys as a “wonky”, but actually 3 legs is the most efficient and stable arrangement of legs, as per tripods and 3 legged stools. So be sure to get a 3 legged one if you have uneven ground and you don’t want it to wobble.
I think you'll find work health and safety don't think 3 legs is sufficient. Minimum is 5.
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I think you'll find work health and safety don't think 3 legs is sufficient. Minimum is 5.
How about he buys a werewolf then?
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there is no NCT for donkeys, well not that i know of
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there is no NCT for donkeys, well not that i know of
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