FACTS ABOUT MINIATURE DONKEYS:
Life span: 25-45 years
Height: Per the National Miniature Donkey Association standard Maximum Height of 36′ at the withers measured at 3 years of age. A minimum height of 30″ is strongly recommended by NMDA.
Color: Miniature Donkeys come in a wide spectrum of colors ranging from black to white. The most common color is gray dun, but you will see red sorrels, spotted donkeys, roans, browns, etc.
Health: In general, Miniature Donkeys are very healthy. They require the same yearly vaccintaions as horses. They also require a routine deworming program and periodic hoof trimming care.
Feed Requirements: Miniature Donkeys require a good quality hay. A pure alfalfa hay is too rich for their digestive tract. If poor quality hay is being fed, a supplement of sweet fee may be required. However, adult miniature donkeys are “easy keepers” and it is possible to get them too fat.
Personality: Intelligent, loving and easy-going. Miniature Donkeys make fabulous pets and are good with children, the elderly and handicapped individuals.
Legend of the Cross
” Bring me the colt of a donkey,”
was the Master’s request.
A young donkey was brought to Jesus
to carry Him into Jerusalem.
A week later Jesus was ordered
to be crucified.
The little donkey so loved the Lord
that he wanted to help Him carry the cross.
But, alas, he was pushed away.
The sad little donkey waited to say
goodbye until nearly all had left.
As he turned to leave, the shadow of
the cross fell upon the
back and shoulders of
the little donkey.
And there it has remained,
a tribute to the loyalty
and love of the humblest of God’s creatures.
The precious gifts that God has shared with us –
let us protect them always.