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June 22, 2006

Treat of the Week - Watermelon Wonder

Sometimes it's nice to just have a simple juicy sweet treat. Here's one that is perfect for this summer weather and one your longeared buddies will love!

I think every one of my donkeys absolutely loves watermelon. Usually when we have watermelon to eat in the summer time, we will give the fresh rinds to the donkeys. They chomp them right down.

Something else fun to do is to take a whole watermelon and cut just the very end off so that they can smell the sweet juicy inside but have to work a little bit harder to get to it. Then give it to your longears and see what they do. It can be very entertaining to watch them try to figure out how to eat such a big piece.

Here are some photos of my donkeys enjoying their watermelon treats!


Elsie is wasting no time in eating her watermelon. She has to hurry before someone else comes along and takes it.


Here Lily and Pansy are sharing a big slice of watermelon rind.


And another picture of Pansy eating her watermelon.


I like to call this one my "Hoover Donkey". Look at that mouth! It looks like Lily is about ready to just slurp up that juicy slice of watermelon in one big gulp!


Next time you have extra watermelon, try giving some to your donkeys or mules and see what they do. I bet they'll love it!

Just make sure the watermelon is fresh and still good. You don't want to feed your longears anything that is old or spoiled that would make them sick. But they will love fresh watermelon treats!

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at June 22, 2006 06:12 PM


Lookin good ! I must try that as I live in hot old southern New mexico . Think mine would really go for it .

Posted by: holly Wilson at July 6, 2006 03:57 PM

Well , I tried it out this weekend ...... they definitely loved the watermelon and sucked it right down . The only one who was not really sure about it was the 7 month old jennet mammoth , Christmas , who I think it might have been cold on her teeth she licked it but was not chomping it down . Holly

Posted by: Holly Wilson at July 10, 2006 10:06 AM