Mange and Severe Pododermatitis

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Post   » Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:32 pm

You're amazing Leah.

I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:33 am

He's on his way to Josephine later this morning. Leah dropped him off last night. His foot is already showing improvement. Leah shed a few tears when she left. He really tugs at your heart.

He is such a sweet people pig. Between him and Nelson, I just can't fathom how anyone could treat such sweet animals in such a cruel way. They are both pigs that crave human interaction.

Maybe because they have known torture that the big scary hand holds no fear after that?

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:17 am

Ah, he sounds so sweet! I am so glad he found his way to you guys.

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:22 am

leebee, you are wonderful. This little guy was so lucky that you were able to save him from anymore pain in the situation that he was in. I hope everything works out for the best and he doesn't have to suffer anymore. I hate to think that an educator can abuse an inncocent animal with children at an educational setting and be allowed to get away with it with no recourse.

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amy m guinea

Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:28 am

All I can say is I'm so in awe of Leah, Julian, Josephine and all the rest who do so much to help these guys. You people keep up my faith in the human race, and that means alot to us as people, as well as the piggies who now have a chance to be healthy and happy :)

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:47 am

Glad to hear his feet are getting better.

I second that amy m guinea, as I have so little faith in the human race as well. I prefer my piggies to most humans.

Josephine thanks so much for taking him and Leah for caring for him up until now. You guys rock!

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:14 pm

Wow - i don't know how I missed this thread. I guess I'm just always on the Emergency forum. This kind of neglect must just be the norm for classroom pigs I think. my little Teddy is an ex-classroom pigy and THANKFULLY after talking with the school they have decided no more animals! Even though it's less about concern for the pigs and more for expense, as long as they are not there any more, I'm a happy girl! Poor little pigs. They are considered disposable by almost everybody I've spoken to and it makes me so *%$#*angry. Thank God for the kindness of people like those on this website. We're waging a war here people against ignorance, cruelty and neglect! And unfortunately there seems to be an abundance of it.

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:50 pm

He does indeed sound like a honey. I will be looking forward to updates. I think Leebee, Josephine, and Julian are great!

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:27 pm

I work in a school, I am not a Teacher, but a Social Worker. We are not allowed to have classroom animals either. However, I am allowed to bring in my babies if I want. I have a 3x3 C&C in my office for them when they come to work with momma, but they go home with me at the end of the work day. They do not stay overnight here (I'm at work, shhh!!!). They sleep under the same roof that I do.

The reason that the teachers here are not allowed classroom animals is exactly what someone else said, there is no time to tend to them. Classroom time is for instruction and nothing else. Our Administration knows this and will not allow the teachers to have pets.

I have gotten all but 1 of my piggies from other teachers in the district or out of the district who have teacher friends in my district; who no longer want to deal with their pigs. I guess the newness wears off. Everyone I work with knows that I can't say no to an abandoned GP. I was supposed to get another one today, but that has been put off until Monday by the owner.

No classroom animals. Take a trip to the Zoo if you want your students to see animals.

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:41 pm

The swap went off flawlessly. Thank you Leebee and Julian!!! He is such a love. I am worried about multiple issues (as usual) and we'll know more with time and a few diagnostics I'm going to be running next week.

He is such an inquisitive pig! He uses his mouth to try out everything: chewing the fleece, licking and chewing the coroplast, etc. SOOOOO sweet. Even though he has a few serious issues, his personality shines through.

I gave him a bowl of Critical Care (since I have no pellets in the house anymore) and he immediately chowed down. Good news. He seems to eat hay fairly well and veggies. His lower incisors seem long to me, though. He definitely hops and is still itchy from the mites.

chocolates mom

Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:25 pm

Has he started to gain weight?

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:32 pm

I dunno about the weight. I'm waiting to hear from Leebee.
He's really thin, though.

I have to add a subscript on the exchange. We met just down the street from my Great-Great Aunt's home (I think that's the relation. She's my Great-Great Grandmother's half-brother's wife). So Julian and I were chatting and checking out pigs and such in the Safeway parking lot in downtown Walnut Creek. This lady and her young daughter were watching and she approached us as we were finishing up. "Are you guys cavy rescue?" How funny. Apparently she had previously owned cavies and now had rats. Julian educated her on the good exotics vets in the area. Amazing how someone off the street would see our covert pig-swap and know what was going on!

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Post   » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:13 pm

That's funny. Covert pig exchanges in the parking lot. Do you wear trench coats? (I know Lynx does.)

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Post   » Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:24 am

I'm so glad he made it fine. I had no doubts. I miss him tons, I wish he could have stuck around longer but it's better for everyone that he's in your capable hands. Thank you so much for taking on this project!


Post   » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:35 am

How is he handling the change of scene?

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Post   » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:51 pm

I was awakened by the LOUD chewing of coroplast in the room down the hall this morning. Wow, that pig loves to chew. I need to get more of those plastic report binder thingys. I have a few. He's already started to chew quite a bit on the coroplast. Darn. So far, the fleece has been pretty safe as far as I can tell, although he likes to chew on the fake wooly fleece in the cozies and crate pads.

It seems like the transition was pretty smooth. He seems pretty happy. Very spoiled. Another screamer for veggies. I think 6 times a day is a bit much! He's going to have to deal with pared down frequency of meals, but I'm still encouraging him to eat Critical Care mush, hay, a bit of grain, etc. So far, he won't turn anything down.

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Post   » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:54 pm

Jo, he's begging to be free range! He knows a good deal when he sees it and is working it.

The few times I have to "fence in" my pigs, Scout and Elvis chew on everything in sight--coroplast, bars, each other.

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Post   » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:57 pm

I would throw in a tasty cardboard box. My piggies have always loved them.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:58 pm

Well, that is the eventual goal for all the pigs--at least semi-free-range. The challenge has always been the dogs and my neat-freak streak. I would like to have a table-height multi-room piggy track some day. Multiple cages in multiple rooms with connected bridges. I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard with C & C.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:00 pm

And the more I think about it, I do think he will be dubbed Amaretto AKA Rhett. I kinda like that name.

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