The early signs of pregnancy in donkeys are typically less evident than the late signs. But even at that, you can tell a jennet is pregnant early enough if you know what to look for.
Once you familiarize yourself with some of these signs, you can spot a pregnant donkey quickly and prepare accordingly.
When a jennet is pregnant, the weight gained concentrates in the lower abdominal area. Also, the bulge of a donkey pregnancy is uneven; one side looks bigger than the other.
While your pregnant jennet can become restless when pregnant, it may also become calm and less active.
As the pregnancy progresses, a jennet will most likely lose its appetite. This reduced desire for food may partly be due to estrogen hormones.