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Mating Fever

Many of the birds are affected with this complaint during the spring season.

They usually become listless and lose appetite. Feathers become ruffled up and there is consider­able thirst, loss of strength and they frequently die from it.

Whenever you suspect this trouble, change the food, giving considerable vegetable, fruit, and green stuff and hang the cage in an­other location. Put in something for the bird to play with and have different surroundings as much as possible.

Letting the bird loose to wander around the room or out in the garden furnishes a diversion and sometimes cures this trouble.