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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.
setter, 584 ; the retriever, 586; the
The foundress, 707; arrangement 624; hydrophobia, 626 ; fits, 628;
The wild, 641 ; antiquity of as a
in Britain, 420; varieties: their
choice and management, 429; Ban-
tams and Dorkings, 431 ; black
Spanish, and Hamburgs, 433; Po-
Origin of, 545; varieties of, 553 ; 440; & night with the chickens,
the bloodhound, 570; the staghound,
the beagle and water spaniel, 580 ;
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.
PONIES, DONKEYS, AND
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.
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.