Donkeys are not designed to live without equine companionship regardless of how much time the donkey has human companionship.
The donkey’s loud voice and big ears are particularly designed for long range communication to find other donkeys. They are extremely social animals.
Although donkeys are HERD animals, each donkey usually has a single BONDED BURRO BUDDY. When life permits, donkeys will remain bonded for life. They will eat, sleep, play, and protect each other every day of every month of every year.
Consequently, we strongly believe that donkeys should be adopted in pairs and bonded burro buddies should be kept together whenever possible.