Names for donkeys
Have you recently adopted a donkey there for your house or farm? Did you know that they belong to the Equidae family just like horses and zebras? Their ears are unmistakable, just like that cute muzzle and their very special temperament.
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There are many breeds of donkeys, as such, their size is very variable. Their appearance is very different from the horses, although they belong to the same family. Their ears are huge, have a very small crest and the neck is shorter. Their tail is more like that of a cow.
The vocal qualities of the donkeys are also unmistakable! Who has never heard a little donkey braying hi-ooohhhh hi-ooohhh!
If you’ve recently adopted a little donkey or been born there on the farm and are looking for a name, you’ve come to the right place! YourCatCareguide has prepared a list of names for donkeys and mules . Keep reading!
Names for male donkeys
The size and physical characteristics of the donkey vary according to his race. You can use his features to choose the name. The important thing is that you choose a name you like and that it is simple if you want the donkey to respond to his name. Ideally the name should have two to three syllables , to facilitate learning . It is also important that the name is easy to pronounce.
The donkeys are very friendly animals . This nature makes them excellent companions for children! If you have children, let them participate in the naming process. This will increase their bond with the animal.
Here are some of the possible names for male donkeys :
Names for female donkeys
Did you know that donkeys like to rest? It’s true, they are more active in the morning and at the end of the day.
Have you adopted a female and are you looking for a name for her? Did you know that if one day she would get pregnant, the gestation period of about 12 months? A whole year to raise a cub and that’s why they are born so strong, about 8-13 kg and able to stand up just 30 minutes after birth.
If a baby was born on your farm and you are looking for a name, surely you know that weaning occurs around 5 months and at 2 years of age can mate.
If you’ve recently adopted a donkey, look at our list of names for female donkeys :
- Dona Burra
Names for mules
When a donkey and a mare cross they give rise to a mule or a mule. This name originates from the Latin mulus that was originally used to refer to any descendant of two different species.
The appearance of the mule has several characteristics similar to those of the donkey: big ears, small hooves, hairless tail at the root. On the other hand, it has several characteristics similar to a horse: height, body, shape of the neck and teeth.
The mule has been widely used for jobs that need strength and endurance, either as a means of transportation or for agriculture. Currently, the use of this animal for work is decreasing in more developed countries, since the machines perform the work previously done by mules.
If a donkey mated with a mare of hers, he will soon have a beautiful mule in his equine family. Here are some of the possible names for mules:
- Little star
- Little girl
If you have more original or funny ideas of names for donkeys or mules, share them in the comments! You can still see our list of names for horses and mares , who knows the ideal name for your little donkey?