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April 26, 2006

Treat of the Week - Juicy Orange Appetizers

With Spring in the air, here is one of my donkeys' favorite treats... And one of my favorite, too!

Select a nice fresh orange. Wash it and slice it in round circles. If you want to get fancy, you can garnish it with fresh green mint leaves.


Fresh oranges are one of my donkeys' favorite treats! If you are in a hurry you can just slice them in quarters, and the donkeys will enjoy them just the same. I give my donkeys up to one orange a day for the standard size, and sometimes two for the big mammoths.

I have also heard that some people have had success significantly reducing or eliminating problems of their donkeys chewing the wood off their barns and fences by adding a quarter if an orange per day to their donkeys' feed.

I didn't personally see a big difference in my particular donkeys last summer, but it is something worth keeping in mind to try if you have a longeared "beaver". From what I've heard, for some donkeys it can be pretty effective.

Either way, I'm sure if your donkeys are like mine, they'll love oranges! Last summer I bought a big box of navel oranges, and gave the donkeys a few slices every morning when I went out to check on them. They started looking forward to they morning orange slices, and would give me such pitiful neglected looks if I forgot to bring their orange slices one morning! They can be such characters sometimes!

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at April 26, 2006 10:01 AM