I realize there is a lot of misinformation out there the more I search online for different things. My vet told me lava rocks to keep nails trimmed, then there are others who say it's not okay, etc.

The bird magazines are enough to drive you out of your mind with all the differing opinions.
Tell me, is there a collective work out there where any of you agree mostly with? Not just behavior, but the spectrum of having a pet parrot.
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Which kind of parrot? See a book of the nature you are seeking would really have to be comprehensive. We keep Toos to Parrotlets, Doves to Amazons, breeders to pets to retired geriatrics.. would have to be one hell of a book.
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Which kind of parrot? See a book of the nature you are seeking would really have to be comprehensive. We keep Toos to Parrotlets, Doves to Amazons, breeders to pets to retired geriatrics.. would have to be one hell of a book. Bob Wheeler

I have a Hahn's Macaw and to tell the truth there is not that much on the Internet about them. That, or Hahn's are kind of plain and don't need the fanfare of sexy websites!
However, there is a ton of conflicting information. Some say never give a parrot cheese, others say they always give their parrots cheese or ice cream.
Some say use the lava rock to keep nail tips soft as opposed to pointy daggers, others say it is very dangerous and can cause heavy metal poisoning.
So, it doesn't have to be breed specific, but maybe one which dispells the myths and proves that not every myth is incorrect.
Here is part of the problem: My M-Too will not bother with cob bedding, but many other sorts might. My Parrotlets should never eat pellets as a primary source of nutrition but many Ekkie breeders have found that they need to eliminate allot of "other foods" and focus on the pellets. Amazons can handle really low temps, but we do not want to subject Parrotletts to the same level of cold.

What might be a myth for one bird is fact for the other species. I feed my M-Too a small bit of cheese very now and then, I doubt it hurts him much and it most likely does little more than give him a taste, but I do not give my Maximillion cheese at all, in fact I avoid a lot of traditional foods with this bird as he suffers when he gets to much protein in his diet.
There is no replacing experience, problem is who has the experience and who is full of crap. It's your job to sort um out..

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Here is part of the problem: My M-Too will not bother with cob bedding, but many other sorts might. My ... is who has the experience and who is full of crap. It's your job to sort um out.. Bob W

Bob, the older I get the more I am learning this to be fact. So, I do check up on everything and try to come to some sort of lowest common denominator. Problem is, I'm dealing with a precious life by having a pet bird. The less mistakes, the better. I'd rather err on the side of safety.
Thanks for clearing it up. Maybe what we need are the breeders to get together for each bird type and write specific books on that particular breed. It's hard.
Can not do it, we do not agree..
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Maybe what we need are the breeders to get
many Ekkie breeders have found that they need to
eliminate allot of "other foods" and focus on the pellets.

Sorry, I beg to differ here. It's just the opposite. http://www.landofvos.com/articles/myths.html
http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww67eii.htm
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You made my point exactly! LOL
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You made my point exactly! LOL Bob W

Maybe you didn't explain it right. Emotion: smile
Regards
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