Donkeys!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by earlyKbyrd, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. earlyKbyrd

    earlyKbyrd New Member

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    Do you have a donkey? Let's see!
     
  2. earlyKbyrd

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    Your new donkey Van Zant
     

  3. Energyvet

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    He's a honey! Pretty face!
     
  4. earlyKbyrd

    earlyKbyrd New Member

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    Thank you :)
     
  5. Sundancers

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    We have a mini but the picture will have to wait till I get on the other lap top.
     
  6. earlyKbyrd

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    Happy little Van Zant
     
  7. oakwood

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    Beautiful Donkeys :cool:
    I wish we had the space to keep a couple .
    In England we have Donkeys that live in the New Forest in Hampshire , free ranging.
    They do have owners but are keep in herds on the woodlands and forest .
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  8. oakwood

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    We also have beach Donkeys , they are very well protected by law .
    They only allow to work a few hours a day ,for a few days a week and must have a cool shelter, feed and water.
    An inspector comes everyday before the donkeys give rides, to see if all are in first class condition and the owner has fulfilled all the legal requirements .
    They spend the rest of the year on their holidays at stables .
    Only Christmas and Easter time they come out to take part in the Nativity and the religious Easter walk.
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  9. Energyvet

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    Sweet! Shaggy babies!
     
  10. earlyKbyrd

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    That's awesome, mine isn't broke I'm doing ground work with him first, I've broke many a horse , but never a donkey
     
  11. earlyKbyrd

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    Can anyone tell me how to determine the age of a donkey?
     
  12. Energyvet

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    I believe, like horses, you look at the wear on their teeth. Can't cut them in half and count the rings. If they have a tattoo in their lower lip in front, sometimes that can get you info too. This is horses do not sure about donkeys. Other thing you could check for is a microchip. You'd need a scanner or a vet with a scanner. Could give you an approximate idea anyway.
     
  13. earlyKbyrd

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    Ok I'll try the teeth check, I don't think he has a micro chip in him, he was free . The man getting rid of him received the donkey for free also
     
  14. earlyKbyrd

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    Thank you very much
     
  15. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    My pleasure. Now say Happy Birthday!
     
  16. earlyKbyrd

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    Happy birthday! :d
     
  17. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Thanks! :)
     
  18. earlyKbyrd

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    Welcome! ;D
     
  19. oakwood

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    Where do wild donkeys live in the USA ?

    and are they classed as pests or loved /protected like in the UK.
     
  20. earlyKbyrd

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    Well I know mine is Definitely loved and protected