What should I feed my senior donkey?
If necessary, and suggested by a veterinarian, you can adjust their food with something softer or supplemented with additional nutrients, or you can make your own special food by mashing soaked hay, or beet pulps, or soaking complete food before serving to give them an easier time absorbing the nutrients.
How many times a day should I feed my donkey?
Feed your donkey hay or haylage two to three times a day.
Can donkeys eat cucumbers?
Yes! Donkeys can eat cucumbers and they often love them!
Do you have to feed a donkey all day?
Feeding Donkeys can be as simple or as difficult as you would like to make it. Donkey feeding and care will vary depending on the individual and what you are doing with your donkeys. A donkey that sits in the pasture all day will not need the same amounts of feed as a donkey that has a job.
When do mules and donkeys need concentrate feeding?
Classes of donkeys and mules that need concentrate feeding include those that are working heavily, pregnant, lactating, growing or senior. The amount of concentrate that should be provided is determined by the BW and physiological state of the animal. The donkey has the ability to continue eating for several days when deprived of drinking water.
How are donkeys able to survive without drinking water?
The donkey has the ability to continue eating for several days when deprived of drinking water. It has been suggested that donkeys are able to conserve internal water stores and avoid thirst by reducing sweating for temperature control and reducing the amount of water lost in manure.
What’s the best way to care for an elderly donkey?
Always provide fresh, clean water. It is important to ensure your donkey is drinking enough; sometimes in the winter elderly donkeys may not want to drink very cold water and it may be useful to provide luke warm water to tempt them Try to avoid feeding your donkeys more than 1kg of supplementary food at a time, small frequent meals are best