|Posted by PrimRose on January 15, 2018 at 7:25 AM|
Indiana Jones was given to the sanctuary because his owner was no longer going to be living on a farm. As with all new animals at the sanctuary, when Indie first arrived he was kept in a quiet area while his health and personality was observed but was he anxious to join the main pace! On his previous farm Indie was in a barn with a radio and a nightlight so he did not get lonely. But you can’t beat the company of other donkeys. As soon as Indie joined the other donkeys he began looking for a girlfriend and Sally was his first choice. He follows Sally around and tries to stop other donkeys, particularly males, from getting close. Oliver, Sally’s son, wants no part of Indie’s nonsense and will step between Indie and Sally. Indie was fed food at the previous farm that was too high in protein and calories: all a healthy donkey needs is hay. He has developed a large fat deposit along his mane which is now a broken crest. Even though he is fed healthy hay at the sanctuary this fat deposit will never go away and puts a great strain on Indie’s neck. Massage can help loosen the fat deposit so it becomes softer. Meanwhile here is Indie braying in the barn likely telling me he feels the food at the sanctuary is somewhat lacking!!! It will take some time to break bad eating habits!