Donkeys For Sale in Namibia

Donkeys For Sale in Namibia

What is a Donkey?

The domestic donkey is a hoofed mammal in the family Equidae, the same family as the horse. It derives from the African wild ass, Equus africanus, and may be classified either as a subspecies thereof, Equus africanus asinus, or as a separate species, Equus asinus.[1]: 1  It was domesticated in Africa some 5000–7000 years ago,[1]: 2 [2]: 3715 [3] and has been used mainly as a working animal since that time.

Donkeys For Sale in Namibia

The retail price range in Rand for live donkeys is between NAD 77.72 and NAD 116.57 per kilogram or between NAD 35.24 and NAD 52.87 per live weight pound(lb) in Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which country has the most donkeys?

Africa is home to the highest number of donkeys in the world: about two-thirds of the estimated global population of 53 million donkeys in 2020.

Why are donkeys so expensive?

Demand soars for donkeys as livestock owners seek them out to protect their stock. A decline in the global donkey population and surge in their popularity amongst livestock owners has seen the price of asses skyrocket.

How long do donkeys live?

27 – 40 years

What are donkeys good for?

Donkeys are versatile animals and can have many uses including for children to ride, for driving and showing, light draught work, a companion animal or simply as pets.

How long can a donkey go without water?

Donkeys can go without water for up to 3 days without harm to the animal when there is water shortage.

What is donkeys Favourite food?

Feeding on grass is great alongside straw for the majority of the year. In the winter and other colder months, donkeys should eat hay or haylage. Grass hay is a great feed, as it’s low in protein and good for your donkey’s teeth. Feed your donkey hay or haylage two to three times a day.

What do donkeys love?

Carrots, apples, bananas, pears, turnips and swedes are all safe and usually very popular with donkeys. Ensure that chopped fruit and vegetables are cut in a way that minimises the risk of choking, such as in sticks.

Is donkey milk good for health?

It is rich in lactose and whey proteins, contributing to the intestinal absorption of calcium, essential for bone mineralization. Additionally, due to the low fat content and favorable lipid composition, donkey milk and derived products are also valuable foods for elderly consumers.

What are the health benefits of donkey meat?

Donkey meat is characterised by low fat, low cholesterol content, a favourable fatty acid profile, and being rich in iron [53]. It is believed to have potential as a beneficial alternative to the common red meats due to its high nutritional profile [52], having a comparatively better nutritional index [54].

How often should you feed a donkey?

An average sized (175 kg) healthy, adult donkey needs 2-3 kg of fibrous food per day to satisfy their appetite. In the majority of cases this should be solely provided by straw, hay/haylage or restricted grazing plus a vitamin and mineral balancer.