Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we have one Mammoth donkey, two standard donkeys, three mini donkeys and two horses. Donkeys are wood eaters and well horses who live in a dry paddock can become wood eaters from boredom eating our wood stalls, barns it’s called cribbing.
Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm I have paddock paradises installed for my equine. This helps with green grass and boredom. Some equine require a dry paddock 23 hours a day to keep the equine healthy. Discuss this with your vet.
I found the Valley Vet Plastic Slow feeder Slow Feeder I purchased one and then a week later the second one. Now I use the Hay Pillow inside of the plastic slow feeder as the grates are too wide and they chip my new horses teeth.
Why Do I Love This Slow Feeder?
Horses, Donkeys and mules were built by GOD in Jesus Christ name to graze all day a little never starving for hours at a time and then gorging their tummy is just not big enough to hold all that hay at once. The slow feeder prevents colic, keeps our equine calm and has stopped cribbing 100%. I give them the same amount of hay I was breaking into three and four small meals now I only have to feed twice a day and they are very relaxed. The plastic box from Valley vet is heavy and strong our Mammoth donkey can pick it up and move it about 3 feet but not destroy it. The wooden hay box will be eaten.
Did you know Donkeys can colic? Select Donkey Colic for more information.
Want more information on slow feeders? select Paradise Paddock
Soaker for Hay – Takes sugar out of hay
Pete Ramey – Natural Hoof Care
Paradise Paddock – Keep them moving
Test Your Hay Equi Analytical – Grab a few handfuls of hay and send it to the lab before filling up the barn
Slow Feeder – Slow down the eating
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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!