Fans of the humble carrot will be celebrating all things orange and crunchy on April 4 to mark International Carrot Day.
A carrot is often regarded as a donkey’s favourite snack; however, The Donkey Sanctuary staff give carrots in small doses as a treat, or as part of a donkey’s diet in the winter and early spring when fresh grass is not available.
So, what do donkeys eat?
We have crunched the stats and put together an easily-digestible guide to show you what an average donkey should be eating.
Quality barley straw is the best thing for donkeys to eat as it is high in fibre and low in sugar, so it is similar to what a donkey might eat in the wild.
If a donkey takes on too many additional calories then it is at risk of putting on excess weight, which in turn could cause health conditions such as laminitis and hyperlipaemia.
If you are a donkey owner, or would like to find out more about what donkeys eat, we have got plenty more nutritional information for you to delve into.