Yes, burro is the Spanish name for Ass.
Donkey is the English word for Ass. Ass is the proper name,
but most people use the term donkey or burro.
did miniature donkeys come from?
Miniature donkeys are native to the Mediterranean
islands, Sicily and Sardinia.
miniature donkeys larger donkeys bred down?
No. The miniature donkey is a true breed,
and are small and drafty.
tall can miniature donkeys be?
Miniature donkeys are 36" and under at
is a wither?
The wither is the top of the shoulder, about
where the cross is.
colors are miniature donkeys?
The most common color is gray/dun. Other
colors are browns, black, spotted, white and sorrel.
long does a miniature donkey live?
With proper conditions it is not rare for
a donkey to live to be 35 - 40 years old.
is a jack?
A jack is an unaltered male donkey.
is a jenny or jennet?
Both terms apply to a female donkey.
is a gelding?
A gelding is a castrated jack.
is a foal?
A foal is a term for a baby donkey of either
donkeys bite and kick?
Miniature donkeys are very kind, docile, lovable,
hugable, easy going animals. It is rare that a donkey will kick
or bite out of viciousness.
a miniature donkey make a good pet for my children?
Donkeys generally love children and seem to
be extra careful and kind with them.
sex should I get for a pet?
Geldings and jennets make the best pets.
Geldings of course are not as costly as jennets to purchase.
is the donkey market?
The market is very strong for quality animals.
There are two markets, the show and breed market and the pet market.
donkeys be trained?
Miniature donkeys are easily trained to pull
a cart, pack, show, and small children can ride them as well.
I have just one?
No! Donkeys are very social,
develop strong bonds and should never live a life of solitude.
A pair is best, but a horse or pony my also work well.
Donkeys wear shoes?
Donkeys have very strong hooves, and
do not need shoes, but must have their fast growing hooves trimmed
about every 6 - 8 weeks.
Donkeys need to be given a dewormer every
6 - 8 weeks to keep parasite free. Parasites can cause some
serious health problems.
donkeys need shots?
Donkeys should be vaccinated yearly or as
often as indicated for Rabies, flu, Rhino, encephalitis and tetanus.
Foals get a series of shots and then begin on the yearly schedule.
Some areas require other vaccines in addition to the above.
often and what feed is recommended?
A donkey should have a good, clean, quality
hay, grain, mineral salt, and fresh, clean water at least twice daily.
much do they eat?
Amounts are determined be the individual.
Generally 2 - 3 flakes of hay, 1 - 2 cups of low protein grain and
free choice of fresh water and salt.
a donkey need a barn?
Donkeys need to be able to get in a dry, draft
free, well ventilated area as weather conditions demand. They
need shelter from the wind, rain, snow in the winter and sun and flies
in the summer.
a donkey need a pasture?
Donkeys need to get exercise, be able to play
and run, and get sunshine and fresh air.
old is a jennet when she is bred?
Jennets should be three years old before they
three years old?
Donkeys mature slowly and are not full grown
until close to four years of age.
really love what you are doing, don't you?
YES! I cannot imagine life without them!
They truly are the most affectionate, addicting animal of their kind.
Like potato chips, one is hardly enough!