We have 3 donkeys here at the Farm Park, Monty, Harry & Joy. Donkeys vary considerably in size, depending on breed and management. The height at the withers ranges from 7.3 to 15.3 hands (31 to 63 inches, 79 to 160 cm), and the weight from 80 to 480 kg (180 to 1,060 lb).
Donkeys keep a normal clock and will go to sleep at night with the other farm animals, but they sleep while standing up! Donkeys usually eat barley straw, hay, grass (pasture) and various other things. Avoid feeding donkeys potatoes, anything from the brassica family, onions, leeks, garlic, stoned fruit and anything which is old, fermented or mouldy as these are toxic to donkeys. Carrots, apples, bananas, pears, turnips and swedes are all safe and usually very popular with donkeys.