Cute mini donkeys you will fall in love with
Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys originated in the Mediterranean area of Northern Africa in ancient times and more recently from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia off the west coast of Italy.
Over time the distinctions between the two island populations blurred and they are now considered one breed properly called Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys. They are simply referred to as Miniature Donkeys in North America.
Miniature Donkeys are predominantly gray-dun with the characteristic “cross.” They also come in darker shades of gray, brown, black, sorrel, white and spotted. Usually they have light tan markings around their muzzle and eyes, known as “points”.
These Donkeys are remarkably hardy and healthy. They do require preventative vaccinations, should be wormed regularly, and have their hooves trimmed every 2-3 months. Their intelligence is superior to all other farm animals. They are thinking, reasoning and easily trained creatures.
They are also “herd” animals. To avoid undue stress and loneliness, it is strongly recommended they not be kept singly but with another Miniature Donkey or other animal as a life-long friend. So, if you want to buy a pet, and don’t know what kid of pet do you want, miniature donkey is the right cute choice for you!