But while they’re born independent in some ways, foals still rely on their mother’s milk until they are four months old. And as with all infants, the first few months of their lives are an important time in each foal’s development.
During this stage, foals sleep a lot more than their adult counterparts. So donkey owners can expect babies to spend a lot of time napping outstretched on the floor. On some occasions, in fact, this strange position can make the animals look as if they are dead.