Whoever finds a donkey finds a treasure!
On request we sell weaned donkeys or adult foals of various breeds, raised on our farm. They are robust, naturally grown and have a strong yet sweet character.
Donkeys are versatile animals and can be used for different purposes: as pets, to carry out light shooting jobs, for trekking, for breeding for productive purposes, for cleaning lawns, undergrowth, hard-to-reach places, to protect sheep. and goats from attacks by dogs, wolves, for assisted therapies (onotherapy), educational farms, etc. For safety, children should always be accompanied by an adult inside the donkey enclosures. There is a tendency to treat donkeys as if they were small horses, but donkeys are different physically and emotionally. There are differences in behavior depending on the sex. Stallions by their nature are unpredictable, especially if there is a female in heat nearby; they are generally not suitable for children to handle or ride. Geldings (castrated stallions) can play violently. If you want donkeys only as pets, then some older specimens may be the right choice.
An average donkey weighs 160 kg, can carry more than 50 kg on its back and can tow up to double its weight. It lives for about 25-30 years, some can reach up to 40. They love being in company. If 2 donkeys are a problem, you could accompany him with another animal. Keeping a donkey requires minimal financial resources to meet its needs (shelter, nourishment, protection, care).
If you are interested in purchasing contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION WE ONLY SELL IN EUROPE AND ONLY IF THE BUYER COLLECTS THEM FROM OUR COMPANY WITH HIS AUTHORIZED TRANSPORT
PROPERTY TRANSFER PROCEDURE
have a suitable place for detention
contact via email / telephone the official veterinary service of your province to ask for the barn code and wait for the release procedure (usually 5-7 working days)
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP’:
The transfer of ownership of the donkey is a procedure to be carried out by the seller who must send the appropriate sales form with his own signature and that of the buyer to the breeders office in his province
The data that is requested from the new buyer are the header data (name, surname, date of birth, place of residence, tax code), the barn code (of the new owner or keeper)
In the sales form, the donkey is identified by its passport and microchip number
Once the passage has been completed, the new owner will have to go to the breeders association of his province to put the new header label on the passport.
OWNER: the person who declares under civil and criminal responsibility and who appears to be the owner; he is identified by his tax code (or VAT number if he is a legal person).
KEEPER: the person who keeps his or third party’s animals in his company (Stable Code); it is identified by its tax code
Donkeys, like horses, are registered with the Equine Registry and have a passport that must accompany the animal in all its movements.
The passport will initially report the number of microchips implanted on the animal, the signaling (sex, breed, coat, characteristic signs), the date of birth, the choice of the final destination of the equine and the owner’s data.
Subsequently, news regarding vaccinations, health treatments, changes of ownership, etc. must be reported
CARE AND FEEDING
1. Power supply
Donkeys have adapted to a diet rich in fiber, as they originate from lands where the vegetation is dry and sparse.
2. Stable / shelter
The stable / shelter for donkeys should provide an area to avoid heat and insects during the summer and a refuge against bad weather in the winter.
There are numerous points that need to be considered when designing a donkey barn:
1. An adequate stable should always be accessible, to offer protection during the winter, but also shade in the summer.
2. There is a wide range of stables and shelters available on the market or you may already have a suitable one, or it could be by making some changes.
3. Provide approximately 4.5 square meters of covered area for each donkey. It is essential that the bottom is well drained, hard and not slippery; eg. concrete.
4. Provide a floor of drainage concrete to get them out if the pasture is not usable in the winter.
5. Make sure the barn is adequately ventilated
6. Protect the glass windows with a net.
8. Provide a good supply of clean, potable water.
There are many alternative types of fences, or combinations of fences, that can be used to hold donkeys. Wooden poles joined by a net for horses / pigs / sheep represent a cheaper alternative. Electric Fence: This is a versatile and effective method of pasture management. The electric fence can be used to create fences within other fences or to create strips of pasture. Whenever possible, the field should be divided into two or three fences, to allow better control of the food available for donkeys and greater ease of pasture management. The fences should allow donkeys free access to the stable / shelter and fresh water.