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8 Reasons Why You Should Get a Donkey

There are many reasons why you should get a donkey; one reason is that they are just kickass! (Pun intended) but seriously though, donkeys are wonderful animals that can be the perfect pet if you know how to take care of them, after reading this article on why you should get one, I recommend searching for reading up on how to take care of one, should you decide to get one for yourself. So let me tell you the great thing about donkeys and why you should definitely consider getting one as a pet!

1.) They are Pretty Chill

happy donkey

Donkeys are naturally quiet, sweet, mild mannered creatures that can be so gently that you can let your kids play with them without worrying.

2.) They Don’t Cost Much to Maintain

Yes, they may resemble a few traits of horses, but they don’t cost as much to take care. They need to eat lower quality hey, if barley hay is not available, for the sake of their health, so yeah food and maintenance is nothing to worry about.

3.) They Don’t Easily Get Sick

You have to keep them from getting wet during the times when it rains, because they are more used to the desert, but apart from that the animal is pretty sturdy and would almost never get sick, given that you feed it properly at least.

4.) Intelligence

People often mistaken the donkey for not being very bright, why they think this is a mystery to me, maybe it is how they are represented in cartoons and TV.  But in actuality Donkeys are actually very smart, they sense danger and react according to the situation, though people often mistaken this as stubbornness.

two donkeys

5.) They are Protective

Not really territorial or anything like that, but donkeys are not very fond of animals like coyotes, dogs, or anything similar. The donkey may be able to help you protect your area from these little critters, and others. Though often mild mannered, they do not really like strangers that seems threatening, so if you have a donkey, you can feel a little more secure with the fact that there is one more animal keeping an eye on the place.

6.) They Can Carry Their Own Weight and Then Some

Though not much for riding, except for young children, the Donkey can help you out with carrying a few things around when you need them to. Let’s see Fido do that!

7.) They Are Good With Children

No, they won’t make your kids lunch and help you take care of them. But they are rather calm around kids, they can play with the animal as much as they want and the donkey would be very much cool about it.

domestic donkey

8.) They Are Like Dogs

Yes, they can be Man’s best friend as well. They form bonds with their owners like one, if you are ever in the area, your donkey will often approach you and interact with you, unlike most horses.

Donkeys are great pets and cute ones as well. If you ever have the space and the extra money to get one, I highly recommend one. They might not be as stylish as a horse, but they are great companions, arguably better than.