My donkey freaks out if he's not with the cows..normal?

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Re: My donkey freaks out if he's not with the cows..normal?

Postby chippie » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:04 pm

He is pacing (not weaving) because he misses his cows. Donkeys are herd animals and he is stressing out because he is alone.
If he has a shelter (like an open shed or a windbreak) where he can get out of the weather when he wants too, he should be fine.
I would put him back out with the cows or find him another donkey to keep him company.

ETA: when a horse weaves, it will stay in one place and sway side to side. I had a horse that would do it in the trailer if you didn't drive fast enough. A friend has an Arabian that will weave like that when stalled.
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Re: My donkey freaks out if he's not with the cows..normal?

Postby TexasBred » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:46 pm

When a jack donkey dies your net worth goes UP. :nod:
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