In a previous article, I talked about how to find credible sources of information. Sometimes you may have questions and simply cannot find any source you can trust.
Caveats for forums
I can provide some caveats for when you resort to visiting forums or blogs that have uncited information.
- People are far more likely to visit forums to report problems than successes with their birds. If one person reports a problem, it’s possible that many others did the same thing and didn’t have a problem.
- When someone asks “should I let my bird do xyz” on a forum, the answer you will likely get is no. People default to no because it’s a safer answer. But in the desire to provide rich lives for our birds, we owe it to them to not be reactionary.
Finding the good in forums
So, I’ve basically trashed forums, but they are sometimes the only place where certain topics are mentioned.… READ THE REST