This antique book contains a detailed guide to foreign birds commonly kept as pets in cages and aviaries. This book describes the different species that experience has shown to be the most suitable subjects for domestication, indicating the food and treatment necessary for each, and any points connected with their management of value to the reader. The perfect book for prospective and existing bird owners alike, this text constitutes a must-have addition to any collection of avicultural literature. The Chapters of this book include: The Cardinal Family, The Crow Family, The Dove Family, The Finch Family, The Lark Family, The Mannikin Family, The Owl Family, The Parrot Family, The Quail Family, The Robin Family, The Sparrow Family, The Starling Family, The Tanger Family, The Thrush Family, etcetera. This book is proudly republished here complete with a new introduction on aviculture.