What to expect when purchasing a donkey from us:
We are professional breeders with 20 years of mini donkey experience. We love our donkeys, breed responsibly, and take great care to keep our donkeys safe, healthy, and happy. Our donkeys are smaller than the average miniature donkey, so it’s important we find good homes for them that will understand a micro mini’s limitations (not to be used for riding or as guard animals, etc), and if using them for breeding purposes, will breed responsibly. We also want to ensure their new home will provide them with the necessary food, shelter, health and hoof care, plus a safe and loving environment.
All our donkeys are imprinted at birth and handled daily to ensure they are socialized and well mannered. Foals are not weaned from their mothers until at least 5-6 months of age, therefore babies need to be at least that old before leaving our place, unless they are going with their mother. All donkeys must go to good homes having at least some other suitable companion animal. Donkeys are very much a herd type animal and a single donkey is a very lonely donkey. Another donkey makes the best companion.
Our donkeys are all microchipped and kept up to date on vaccinations and deworming. Hooves are trimmed on an as needed basis, and are given a fresh trim before they leave for their new home.
In most cases a 20% deposit will hold your donkeys until you or your transport service can pick them up. Full payment is required before they leave our place.
Our donkeys have basic leading and trailer loading when they leave here. Most are also started on walk through trail obstacles as well if old enough.
All our donkeys are sold with:
- New halter and lead rope.
- Registration papers (or application for registration papers) unless otherwise noted.
- Health records – including vaccination and deworming records, as well as their microchip number (for identification).
- List of Basic Miniature Donkey Care. If donkeys are intended for breeding purposes, then additional info will be included.
- List of Miscellaneous Donkey Care Tips, and a Donkey Supply List of things to have on hand for first time donkey owners.
- We train all our donkeys with verbal commands that are useful for multiple purposes. We also include a list of the commands we use to make the transition easier for both donkeys and their new owners. If new owners come to pick up their donkeys in person (versus having a transport service pick them up), we take time to show you how our donkeys have been trained, and will help you learn how to best work with them. That extra time is especially helpful for first time donkey owners or those wanting to get the most out of their new donkeys.
- We also do our best to make ourselves available to answer questions about your new donkeys if/when you have any questions or concerns along the way.
If you’d like to be added to our e-mail list, please go to the Contact page, and check the box at the bottom of that page. This is a feature we plan to use in the future. We’re not always the best with new technology, but I’m hopeful we’ll figure it out. Our intent is to use this e-mail list as a way to notify you when we have something donkey related we think you may be interested in. This e-mail list will not be shared with anyone else. If at any time you would like to be removed from our e-mail list, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to remove you from the list.