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7 edition of Caring for Your Miniature Donkey (Second Edition) found in the catalog.

Caring for Your Miniature Donkey (Second Edition)

by Bonnie R. Gross

  • 150 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Miniature Donkey Talk .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pets,
  • Horses - General,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages370
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8531340M
    ISBN 100965854728
    ISBN 109780965854726
    OCLC/WorldCa40836623

    The truth is that a Miniature Donkey is no match for more than one dog at a time and sadly there have been too many reports of Miniature Donkeys being mauled and killed by neighborhood dogs. Standard size donkeys may be able to fill the role as a guardian donkey, but not Miniature Donkeys.   However, like any pet, miniature donkeys need training, food, shelter, and veterinary care, which means you must be fully committed before getting one. Evaluating your commitment to a miniature donkey is especially important since they can live for an average of years.

    Care Of A Miniature Donkey. FEEDING. Any good quality grass hay, such as Bermuda, Timothy or Orchard would be good choices for miniature donkeys. Do not feed alfalfa which is too high in protein, except foals may benefit from small amounts of alfalfa. Ideally your hay selection should be in the range of 10% to 12% protein. Miniature Donkeys are inexpensive to live with and almost trouble free as they are hardy and long lived. They are safe around small children and those with physical or mental considerations. They have highly adaptable personalities that lend themselves to a myriad of situations. Having Miniature Donkeys in your life is like bringing home new.

    This is an updated copy of Caring For Your Miniature Donkey (5/) - This includes the same 10 chapters printed and finished up in a 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" spiral bound book. Contains all the information in the original book - Plus more! Quality products for Miniature Donkeys. Free Shipping to USA on this item This is an updated copy of Caring For Your Miniature Donkey (5/) - This includes the same 10 chapters printed and finished up in a 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" spiral bound book.


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Caring for Your Miniature Donkey (Second Edition) by Bonnie R. Gross Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is one of the few available regarding the care of donkeys. As such, it has some decent information. However, it is poorly indexed and written in an /5(12). This book lead to more questions than answers, and the author comes across as very "superior".

There is a much better book out "The Donkey Companion" by Sue Weaver that also includes information about miniatures. If you can only afford one book, get the Donkey Companion. Caring for Your Miniature Donkey (Second Edition) by Bonnie R.

Gross () Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars 12 ratings See /5(12). Miniature Donkeys book for care, health, diet, training and costs. Paul Chester. out of 5 stars Paperback.

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Caring for Your Miniature Donkey book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Caring for Your Miniature Donkey/5. Miniature Donkeys crave your attention. Keep your donkey happy and content by loving on her daily. We have not figured out who craves the attention the most -- the donkey or the human.

WEAN YOUR FOALS Between 4 and 6 months of age is the appropriate age for a miniature donkey foal to be weaned. A foal should not be. You may want to train your donkeys to lead, pull a cart, etc. There are many good books on the subject that can be obtained through the Hee Haw Book Club of the American Donkey & Mule Society and other sources.

Judy Martens and I authored a driving manual titled "Training Your Miniature Donkey. Hire a farrier to take care of the miniature donkey's feet. A farrier specializes in hoof care which will require a check up every two months.

The farrier will trim and file the miniature donkey's hoofs as needed and check for cracks. The hoofs should be cleaned daily of mud with a hoof pick and checked for bacteria such as thrush. A miniature donkey jennet will carry her foal for 11 to 13 months on average. A miniature donkey foal averages between 19 & 25 pounds at birth, and between 18 & 25 inches in height.

Foals are weaned from their mothers from 4 to 6 months of age. The most common color for a miniature donkey. Your donkey needs a friend. Miniature Donkeys need each other but larger donkeys, and mules, seem to do well with horses and ponies. A happy donkey has a friend to play with that plays the way he does, and that he can eat with and sleep near.

Well adjusted, content donkeys love their people just as much as a single donkey would. Donkeys allowed to graze freely on rich pastures may be prone to obesity, laminitis (founder) and hyperlipidemia (excess of fat in the blood).

When calculating the energy demands of your donkey, it is important to know that their body weight cannot be estimated using a girth weight tape intended for horses. Body condition scoring of donkeys. Besides caring for your pet donkey in the ways described above, we want to finish off by stressing once again that affection and kindness are most important when caring for domestic donkeys.

If you want to read similar articles to Donkeys as Pets: Guidelines and Basic Care, we recommend you visit our Basic care. Donkeys must be on a regular worming program for good health. Care for your donkeys by staying on top of pasture clean-up which can reduce worm infestation in your donkey.

Take care to worm in January, April, June, August, and October every year, no matter how good your donkey looks. The Donkey Sanctuary does not sell miniature donkeys. It is a big responsibility to care for a donkey, big or small.

Rather than buying donkeys, we would encourage you to take a look at our re-homing scheme, giving a donkey a forever home, or if you don't have the space you can support our care of miniature donkeys by adopting a donkey.

Our. In The Book of Donkey, Donna Campbell Smith will cover the origin and history of donkeys world-wide. She will include chapters on breeds and types, care, housing, breeding, training, and the use of donkeys in the same format as her previous three books with Lyons Press/5(37).

The Complete Book of the Donkey Elisabeth D Svendsen MBE (Kenilworth Press, ) Feeding Donkeys A Donkey Diary. What to Feed Your Donkeys The Donkey Sanctuary Feeding Donkeys The Donkey Sanctuary. Care of the Miniature Donkey Quater Moon Ranch. Feed Guide Donkey Land Back to the top.

Yellow Ragwort Photo: Poisonous Plants. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gross, Bonnie. Caring for your miniature donkey. Westminster, Md.: Miniature Donkey Talk, © (OCoLC) numerous hits came up with many referencing Miniature Donkeys including the book “Caring For Your Miniature Donkey” which has a whole article on donkeys as livestock guardians.

The considerations on some of these sites were not about the donkey’s size, but. Miniature Donkeys book for care, health, diet, training and costs. Paul Chester.

out of 5 stars Paperback. CDN$ Training Mules and Donkeys: A Logical Approach to Longears Meredith Hodges. out of 5 stars Hardcover.

16 offers from CDN$/5(8). Miniature donkeys are a pleasure to own, they are friendly, affectionate and loyal. If you show a miniature donkey love, they will return that love and affection to you.

Breeding miniature donkeys is a passion of mine and I only select donkeys with fantastic pedigrees and temperments. A farrier plays a very important role in your Miniature Donkey’s welfare. The farrier trims and takes care of a donkeys feet. Your farrier should visit your farm every 8 weeks to check all the donkeys and trim or file as needed.

You should check your donkeys feet for chips and cracks as well as signs of Thrush on a .Feeding Your Donkeys Donkeys characteristically get by on less food than a horse of similar size, and need a lower protein content in their feed.

Good grass hay and pasture is usually all a donkey needs. If grained, the protein should preferably be lower than 12%. Donkeys can founder on rich food such as alfalfa and lush spring grass.Books > Nonfiction; Share - Caring for Your Miniature Donkey by Bonnie Gross (, Hardcover) Caring for Your Miniature Donkey by Bonnie Gross (, Hardcover) 4 product ratings.

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