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dog. Whilst we have consulted our own experience, and searched the best authorities on the diseases of the animals we have described, we have at the same time given, so to speak, biographical sketches of our furred and feathered friends themselves, with a view of discovering to the keepers of “ Pets” those peculiar instincts which have been noted as characteristic of the genera and species of those creatures whici we include amongst our domestic animals. A knowledge of the nature of your pet may often enable you to prevent disease from visiting it, and lengthen the term of life of a faithful and endeared companion.

To provide clean and pleasant cottages for the poor is properly considered an object of great importance. Inferior, perhaps, but akin to that subject, is the consideration of the wise and fit manner to manage the houses and the feeding of the live stock of the hutch, the dormer, the hen-house, the kennel, the beehive, the aquarium.

ANALYSIS OF CONTENTS.

THE AQUARIUM.

setter, 584 ; the retriever, 586; the
The freshwater, 769; directions pointer, 587; the King Charles

for making, 770 ; Plants for, 772; spaniel, 589; the terrier, 590; the

live stock for, 775; the marine, poodle, 593 ; stories of intelligent

789.

dogs, 595; managernent of puppies,

615 ; how to feed, 617 ; dog-washing,

BEES.

621 ; parasites, 622; diseases of,

The foundress, 707; arrangement 624; hydrophobia, 626 ; fits, 628;
of cells, 708; the queen-bee, 709; indigestion, 630; paralysis, 635;
management of, 713; natural ene- distemper, 636 ; laws respecting
mies of, 715; structure of, 718; dogs and dogkeeping, 639.
the humble, 727.

DOMESTIC POULTRY.

THE CAT.

Their structure, 417; their origin

The wild, 641 ; antiquity of as a

in Britain, 420; varieties: their
home pet, 646; origin of the domes-

choice and management, 429; Ban-
tic, 651 ; varieties of, 654 ; stories

tams and Dorkings, 431 ; black
of remarkable, 657 ; diseases of, and

Spanish, and Hamburgs, 433; Po-

their cure, 669.

lands, and Cochin Chinas, 435;

DOGS.

Malays, and Bramahpootras, 437;

sultans, 439 ; feeding and fattening,

Origin of, 545; varieties of, 553 ; 440; & night with the chickens,

the wild dog, 355; the hunting, 554; 445 ; concerning eggs and chicks,

the Dhole, and the Buansuah, 556 ; 446 ; the turkey, 449; the duck,

the Esquimaux, 559 ; the domestic, call-ducks, 457 ; Aylesbury, 463 ;

560; Thibet mastiff, 564 ; Cuban Rouen and Buenos Ayres, 464 ; eider

mastiff

, 567; English mastiff, 569 ; duck, 465; geese, 467 ; diseases of

the bloodhound, 570; the staghound,
572; the foxhound, 573; the boar- poultry and their cure, 475; swans,

478.

hound, 574; the Newfoundland, 575;

the greyhound, 577; the harrier, 579;

DOVES.

the beagle and water spaniel, 580 ;
the Labrador spaniel, and Peeler, The turtle, 413; the ring, 415 ;
the dog of the Police, 582; the the stock, 416.

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ANALYSIS OF CONTENTS. THE GUINEA PIG.

392 ; how to train pigeons to fly,

393; the sport of pigeon-flying, Cage of, 699.

ancient and modern, 394 ; catching

in the Pyrenees, 398; pigeon-houses, THE HARE.

399; how to stock the, 403; pair

ing and breeding, 404 ; feeding, 408; Description of, 525; varieties of, pigeon parasites, 410; diseases of, 529.

411.

THE HEDGEHOG.

PONIES, DONKEYS, AND

The pony,

GOATS. Character of, 534; habitat of, 538; anecdote of, 540 ; food of,

737 ; history of, 739; 542.

management of, 749; how to tell

the age of, 747 ; shying, 752; the THE MOUSE.

ass, 757 ; anecdote of, 757 ; food of,

761; the goat, 763 ; Anecdotes of, The dormouse, 684 ; the harvest, 765. 689 ; mouse stories, 691 ; pet mice and their cages, 696.

THE RABBIT.

PIGEONS.

Description of, 481 ; concerning

the hutches, 497 ; varieties of, 504 ; Structure of birds in relation to how to stock the butches, 509 ; their flight, 353; foreign pigeons, feeding, 519 ; diseases of, and how 357; the aromatic vinago pigeon, to cure them, 522 ; killing, 524 ; 359; the bronze-wing, 361; gather-laws respecting rabbit-snaring, 524. ing a "pigeon crop,” 363 ; prodigious flocks of, 365; the carrier, 367; THE SILKWORM. Antwerp carrier, 368 ; the dovehouse, 370 ; the blue rock, 371 ; Origin of, 730; directions for the tumbler, 373; "short-faced" keeping, 732. tumblers, 376; rules for training a flight of, 377 ; the pouter, 379; the THE SQUIRREL. runt, 381 ; the trumpetor, 382; the nun, 383; the archangel, 385; the History of, 673; food of, 678. fantail and jacobite, 387; the turbit, 388; the barb, 389; the spot and THE TORTOISE. the helmet, 390; the magpie and Mahomet, 391; the laugher, and owl, Description of, 701.

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