Lasergrl wrote:yeah, my donkey is broke to ride and drive and she HATES doing anything other then eating or being pet. I might have been a donkey in a past life.
How much does it take to feed a donkey? Mine (if I can GET one) won't be working or getting ridden every day (or if he/she is, it will be pretty relaxed) but still multiple times a week. I'm probably going to live in either the American Northwest or else further east in a state like Kentucky or Kansas. . .I think. . .So no super-cold or super-hot climates.
Would a donkey need a stable buddy? Would he/she be happier? Does the size of the stable buddy matter? It's weird, I love Mammoth and Miniature donkeys the most !
How much time everyday would be best to devote to giving attention to my donkey(s)? I know that certain breeds of dog should be cuddled less frequently than others (a Golden Retriever loves pets all day, but a German Shepherd might not enjoy the attention the same way).
Do you need donkey-specific saddles and gear due to different spines?
How do you go about training a donkey? Do you reward them with praise? Treats? Neither? Both?