27 to 40 years
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Donkeys are a very-term commitment as they commonly outlive most horses. There is a reason the term 鈥渄onkey years鈥?means a long time! The average lifespan of a mestic donkey in an ideal environment is from 27 to 40 years.
Do miniatureget along with other farm animals?
They get along well with other farm animals, especially horses, cows, goats, sheep, and alpacas. Miniature donkeys require adequate shelter as well as a grazing field.
How long do donkeys have to be pregnant to breed?
One thing to consider when it comes to breeding donkeys is the length of pregnancy. Donkeys gestate for over a year, which can be long enough to take an animal through different parts of its life cycle. Miniature donkeys gestate for a full year. This is why it鈥檚 important to wait until a jennet is fully developed before allowing her to reproduce.
How long do donkeys have their periods?
Most jennets average about 22-23 day cycles. Their cycle is about a month-long or 21-28 days. Miniature donkeys have a cycle of about 19-21 days and ovulate 5-6 days after estrus starts. If your jennet is too young or growing old, you have plenty of opportunities to have successful breeding as she ages.