Mocking-Bird Food

Crackers............     8 ounces

Corn...............     9 ounces

Rice................     2 ounces

Hemp seed..........     1 ounce

Capsicum...........   10 grains

Mix and reduce to a coarse powder.

Foods for Red Birds

Sunflower seed......     8 ounces

Hemp seed..........   16 ounces

Canary seed.........   10 ounces

Cracked wheat......     8 ounces

Unshelled rice.......     6 ounces

Mix and grind to a coarse powder.

Canary-Bird Food

Yolk of egg (dry) ....     2    ounces Poppy heads (pow-

dered)............     1    ounce

Cuttlefish bone (powdered) ............     1    ounce

Sugar..............     2    ounces

Powdered crackers.. .     8    ounces

Bird Tonic-Powdered capsicum..   20 grains Powdered gentian....     1 drachm

Ferri peroxide.......       1/2 ounce

Powdered sugar.....       1/2 ounce

Syrup, q. s.

Put a piece size of pea in cage daily.

Mixed Bird Seed

Sicily canary........   10  ounces

German rape........     2  ounces

Russian hemp.......     1   ounce

German millet.......     3  ounces

Tonic

I

Tincture cinchona...       1/2 drachm

Tincture iron........     2 drops

Glycerine...........     1 drachm

Caraway water......     1 ounce

Put a few drops on lump of sugar in cage daily.

II

Compound tincture

cinchona.......... 2 drachms

Compound tincture

gentian. . ......... 2 drachms

Syrup orange........ 1 ounce

Simple elixir........ 2.5 ounces

Put a few drops on lump of sugar in the cage daily.

Antiseptic Wash for Cage Birds

Chinosol, F......... 2 drachms

Sugar (burnt)....... 20 minims

Aqua cinnamon...... 4 ounces

Aqua............... 20 ounces

Add 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls to the bath water and allow the birds to use it, when it will quickly destroy all parasites or germs in the feathers. To wash out the cages, use a mixture of 1 tablespoonful in a pint of hot water.