Donkeys are grazing herbivores, with large, flat-surfaced teeth adapted for tearing and chewing plant matter. Their primary food is grass, but they also eat other shrubs and desert plants. Like many other grazing animals, they grasp the plant first with their muscular lips, pull it into their mouth, and then tear it off with their teeth.
In a study of feral donkeys in Arizona, they were found to eat 33% forbs and 40% browse.
Plant Foods: leaves; wood, bark, or stems
Primary Diet: herbivore (Folivore )