Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we have one Mammoth donkey, one Mini Donkey and One horse. Donkeys are wood eaters and well horses who live in a dry paddock can become wood eaters. Our equine live on a dry paddock and the donkeys have a paradise paddock full of stumps to chew on for about an hour a day in the nice weather. My horse has a pasture she can graze on about an hour a day and that’s it as she is not being ridden and not burning any calories. Last year finally I found the Valley Vet Plastic Slow feeder Slow Feeder I purchased one and then a week later the second one.
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% on the wood barn. 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. Rope slow feeders do not seem safe to me as my horse and donkey love to chew on stuff.
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!