Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jun 13, 2014
My brother bought Dani Donkey in 2012 and for a little under a year she caused so much havoc. We sold her in 2013 and thats when life got a little easier.
Portrayed in movies and by comics as dumb animals, well in reality I would argue that they are one of the smartest. By far the smartest farm animal.
Dani could open gates, she could open a latch with her mouth and would kick at the gate until it opened. The number of times she got into silage fields by doing just that.
If you are planning on buying a donkey, I would advise you to buy two, or none at all. As Dani was the only equine on my farm, she was always lonely.
Another thing you may see on cartoons is that donkeys cannot run. In real life they can run! Often when herding cows, and Dani was with them, she would always try to escape. Donkeys are also fearless animals and they can kick!
Donkeys are not valuable animals, so you can buy them cheaply.