Song Birds, And How To Keep Them. -- by E. A. MalingSong Birds, And How To Keep Them. -- by E. A. Maling

Song Birds, And How To Keep Them. --

byE. A. Maling

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862. Excerpt: ... 83 Chapter IX. REARING YOUNG BIRDS. 1. In bringing in nests of young birds to rear with the parents' help, I think it is always best to choose such families as are already tolerably tame;--when, for instance, any one has been in the habit of feeding a certain brood, or of conversing much with the old birds as they hop on the window-ledge, or upon the turf, before one. The great thing is in this to avoid anything that is of a scaring nature. Birds have frequently been known to build in the hats of scarecrows; so it is not that exactly, which I mean here: but the glittering cages, and those that shut with a jar, or which have a door which slams to when touched; noisy cages, again, with a ringing wire; all these things are often much more alarming than any dressed-up figures. 2. The younger the birds are when removed, the better, after they have once got over the three or four first days. The proper way, then, of proceeding, is to procure a cage with no glitter whatever about it, a mere wicker one if fine enough, or a dark green finewired one. The door should be large, and made to open in the front; it is all the better if it hooks on and off. Having decided on the nest which we mean to have, it is a good plan to nearly fill the cage with little branches of the same kind of tree as that in which the nest is; then a few days at latest before the young birds are fledged, the cage should be hung in the tree itself, or in one close by, and the twigs that keep the nest in its place being very carefully cut off with it or else detached from it with even greater caution, the nest may be placed inside the cage prepared for it. For the two or three first days, the old birds may be allowed to go in and out without any interference. The next move should be to bring the...
Title:Song Birds, And How To Keep Them. --Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217053211

ISBN - 13:9780217053211