About Miniature Donkeys
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Miniature Mediterranean Donkey?
Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys are a separate breed of donkey originating from the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.
Why were Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys created?
They were bred to be small so they could be employed to turn grinding stones inside the peasant’s houses. They were also used to carry water from village wells and supplies into the mountains for shepherds.
How did Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys come to the UK?
Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys are almost extinct in their native lands; however they have become a popular pet in the USA, especially in the southern states. Many have been imported into the UK from North America and are fast becoming very popular here in Great Britain.
What colours of Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys are there?
The most common colour is grey dun with chocolate highlights. Other colours include brown, black, slate grey, sorrel, spotted, piebald, skewbald and cream.
Why own Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys?
Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys are very intelligent and affectionate pets, given the correct care they are proven to have exceptional calming and therapeutic qualities. Owning and caring for these wonderful miniature donkeys is very rewarding