Is it normal for a mini donkey to shiver in the cold? 3 1/2 years old Gelded Has access to shelter Gets hay twice a day, equaling a flake total (2nd cutting grass) Access to pasture however grass is short and will not provide enough as is Gets a half hand full of Purina Enrich Ration Balancer to keep him busy Gets a blanket Feet trimmed every other cycle Has a layer of fat and not in regular work Has a pasture buddy: 11 year old quarter horse gelding Last winter, I noticed Duke was shivering and refused to go outside during the winter. Understand that donkeys are desert animals, I ordered him a winter (waterproof) blanket and he loves it. I just now started leaving it on him now that it reaches 30 degrees and below. I wanted to take him for a drive and obviously had to remove his blanket to tack up. He began shivering instantly and did not stop until we were hooked up and on our way. Is it normal for donkeys to shiver? It's only 30 degrees... It's gonna get colder! I wish I could offer him more hay; however, I do not want him getting any fatter. Would clean straw only he can have access to be a good alternative? Is it ok if he shivers? Would a warmer blanket be needed later into the winter?