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Beaudraux

Donkey

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter group

Gender: Female

Temperament

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to provide habitat

2/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Commercial value

1/5

Never thought we'd have a donkey!

By

United States

Posted May 18, 2016

Beaudraux was part of an animal shelter rescue. Without knowing too much about caring for a donkey, we placed her on an acre of land. She does not require much; hay and water, other food such as carrots and apples. She has room to roam, which for the most part consists of her walking around a little or just standing by the fence, waiting to get a pet on the head. We built her a small shelter and corral. She is not a fan of small dogs, and when they agitate her, she will place her backside towards them, ready to kick. You have to be very careful when she is in that position. We were unaware she was pregnant at the time she was rescued and due to her malnourished look, we assumed that she was gaining weight due to us feeding her regularly. Donkeys have a longer gestational period and when she had been with us for about 11 months, she up and gave birth! So now we are the proud owner of 2 donkeys!

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