In order to stay strong over the winter, they require a salt lick, as well as good quality hay. Furthermore, they need access to fresh, unlimited water throughout the year. And on top of all that, owners should muck out the animals’ living quarters regularly to keep them in tip-top condition.
While caring for fully-grown donkeys is hard work, looking after babies is even more tiring, as one farmer recently found out. The man had come into the ownership of a two-week-old donkey named Elvis. And it soon turned out that the animal could be quite a handful.
Donkey pregnancies last 12 months. And by the time that the foal is born, they are pretty much fully developed. Within an hour of their births, in fact, donkeys are able to stand. Furthermore, they can walk and even run before their first day on Earth is out.