Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rambo has "Dippity Pig"

We have figured out that Rambo has a skin condition called, "Dippity Pig." I was reading in: The Complete Guide for the Care and Training of Pet Potbellied Pigs, and it said:

""Dippity Pig" is the name that has been given to a commonly occurring skin condition in pet potbellied pigs. A symptom of oozing sores, that may or may not be bloody, appear on the pig's back, neck or rump at the level of the spinal cord. This may be accompanied by severe pain that causes the pig to scream. In addition, your pig may or may not have trouble walking with its back legs. Often it drops its back end, drags its back legs and may even appear paralyzed before standing, taking a few steps and falling again."

-The Complete Guide of the Care and Training of Pet Potbellied Pigs

That is exactly what Rambo has, although he didn't really scream, he just squealed a little. We were so relieved to figure out what he had! It said to give him some Benadryl. So we gave him some, but he kept spitting out the tablet. So, we wrapped it up in some bread with peanut butter on it, and he ate that right away! I felt so for bad him! I hope Rambo feels better soon!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Poor Rambo!

I am very worried! Today, I went out to see Rambo and he came out of his house, sagged onto his haunches and started squealing! I wasn't really sure what to think, just thinking it was a one time thing, but then he did the same thing again! And he had been doing that for awhile, and I thought he sprained his leg or something. But his leg didn't seem like there was anything wrong with it, but then, I was looking at his back and feeling along his back, and he flinched. I moved some of his hair and saw he was bleeding! I looked in my potbellied pig book and saw that it said that if my pig was bleeding I should put some pressure on the bleeding area. So I will try that! I hope it works!

It's really strange because, unfortunately at school today, I was getting my stuff out of my backpack in the morning, and a kid my locker area pushed another boy into my locker door, and it hit me really hard in the forehead! And that hurt really bad! And now, Rambo's back is bleeding! I am going to try what my book said. So I will give an update later!

-oboe.chick

Thursday, April 22, 2010

When we got home,

Hello! It was pretty funny when we got home today, because we stopped by Rambo's house to see how he was doing, and he dug TONS of holes in his pen, then he dented his little wading pool. :) It was pretty funny when I went out there and he had dirt all over his face! I asked him what he had been up to, and of course, all he did was wag his tail. :) I love that little guy!

I let him outside today, and he ran over to our tree and ate all the bird seed that had fallen underneath, and then he trotted over to the other side of our house and ate some cherries over there. I was telling my dad we would have to cut him off from eating all of that because we scratched his belly after he had eaten all kinds of cherries and bird seed and his belly was hard as a rock! Poor Rambo! I was so relieved to go into his pen to feed him the next morning and see that his belly was normal again!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rambo's Pool

Yay! We finally put Rambo's pool in his pen! My dad filled it with water and we let the water warm up so that it wasn't really cold. After awhile, we brought Rambo into his pen so he could try out his pool. Well...first he drank some water out of it, then he stepped inside and went to the bathroom in his pool! It was pretty funny though. :) So, Rambo stepped out of his pool and we scooped out his pool. I went to check on him once he had gone back in his pen. He went into his pool while me and my brother were kicking around a soccer ball, and he went to the bathroom again!! So I had to scoop all that out too. :) I hope he doesn't get into the habit of turning his pool into his bathroom spot! I will try and get a picture of him in his pool soon, and post it!

-oboe.chick

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rambo's swimming pool

Yesterday, my dad and I worked on Rambo's swimming pool. We wanted to make it so that he could step inside it, because the sides were a little to tall for his short, little legs. :) So my dad cut it down so that it would be easier for him. And I think it will work! Hopefully Rambo will use it more now this summer since he is bigger. We will also have to give him a bath in the pool too because he won't be able to fit in the laundry tub anymore! :) Well, I have to get off to bed now! I have school tomorrow!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring

Rambo has been having a lot of fun this spring! He is always rolling his busy ball around and wagging his long, black, tail. :) Rambo's brother Rosco was also taken to a new home! Rambo wagged his tail when I told him. Here is a picture of his brother:
Rambo's brother
This is Rambo's brother. He isn't this big anymore! He is probably about Rambo's size.
Rambo has been outside too! My dad has been saying we will have to cut him off from birdseed and cherries. He has been eating to much of that! We are also planning to shave down Rambo's toenails too. They are getting kind of long, but not very long. Otherwise, Rambo has been doing really well, and I will keep his blog updated! Sorry I haven't been posting lately, I have been busy! :) Bye!
-oboe.chick





Sunday, April 4, 2010

Rambo's Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Rambo also wishes a Happy Easter too! He had a lot of fun today! He got to come outside and eat birdseed, and got to roll his Busy Ball around the yard! Nothing much else happened, my grandparents and my great-grandma came over and we had Easter dinner. My great-grandma had never seen Rambo before and she thought he was pretty neat.

-oboe.chick

Friday, April 2, 2010

Today

Today was kind of a yucky day. My mom, brother, and I went to my mom's work and after awhile, we got ready to leave and it started to rain out. We got in the car, and once we started driving, it was really rainy and yucky! It wasn't very fun! And Rambo couldn't come outside, because when we got home, it was like a total downpour. :( So Rambo had to stay in his house for awhile until the rain stopped. Then, we went out and saw him, and I gave him food and my brother gave him some lettuce! :) Then he was happy! Rambo is out right now, he has been eating, birdseed and cherries from our trees outside, not to mention some Cheerios too! Rambo loves eating outside now! He is always wagging his tail when he is eating, and it is really cute!

-oboe.chick

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New changes to Rambo's house!

Hello! Well, my dad made some new changes to Rambo's house this afternoon! The reason I couldn't help him is because I was at a water park with some friends, which was pretty fun! What my dad did, was he took out the big blanket that blocked his eating and drinking area from his bedroom. The blanket was there so it could keep his bed area insulated during the winter, and it sure did help a lot! My dad also put Rambo's food and water dishes outside, so now, Rambo is able to eat outside! Only when it rains, does Rambo have to go inside to eat. :) My dad had him outside, and I went to see him for a little bit! I fed him some Cheerios and scratched his belly, and he had a good time! He is doing real well!

-oboe.chick