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question about donkey poo....(sorry am worried so want to ask)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by spish, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    so ive just been out in the field scooping up after our mini-donkey, and i just noticed a strange poop (well strange for him, we've had him 3 years and its the first time ive seen one likes this)

    instead of the normal dark firm 'balls' it was a lighter coloured mound, not runny, but in a heap. you could see it was pretty firm but much lighter than his usual poo...so im a little worried....

    any idea what could cause poo to become lighter and not ball formed?
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011

  2. manybirds

    manybirds Songster

    Jul 4, 2011
    might just be a weed he ate
  3. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    The animal's manure looks like what they ate. If the animal doesn't digest something well the manure may have an unusual color. Be sure the donkey isn't getting any lawn clippings.
  4. MatexPoker

    MatexPoker Hatching

    Nov 8, 2014
    I wouldn't worry about it TOO much unless the problem persists, but donkey’s poo is hard, devoid of moisture, and doesn’t really stink; unless they’re sick or eating the wrong kinds of foliage. Donkeys eat primarily grass and hay; and for every one thousand pounds they weigh, they eat approximately 20 pounds. This is digested through their stomachs, into their intestines, and there it sits. These equine creatures originated in acrid, desert climates, devoid of large amounts of vegetation, so donkeys are naturally efficient, utilizing about 95% of what they eat, making their feces hard and compact; since their stomachs and digestive systems break down inedible plant vegetation and other materials and efficiently extract the most moisture from their foods- truly a wonder with so much utility, plus it’s important because it pretty much dictates the quality of the animal’s life and the digestive systems a donkey’s poop are the first to show symptoms of sickness, unhappiness, or a poor diet. So your donkey could have just ate something that didn't agree with its system. It happens to animals just as it happens to humans. Like I said just monitor it for a couple weeks if you truly are worried, and if the problem persists see a vet? Here is the full article I got my information from if you are interested in reading it and learning more about donkey poo in general.. http://www.projectarticle.com/donkey-doos-and-donts-the-science-of-donkey-poo/ I really hope I helped.

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