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AviCalm is a unique avian specific formulation of L-Theanine -- an extraordinary amino acid found in green tea leaves. It is used in Japan as a food additive to promote relaxation and a feeling of well-being without drowsiness. L-Theanine is non-toxic and can not be overdosed.
Based on a private study by Avitech on their own flock of noisy pet parrots.
The overall effect of this experiment was eerie silence! Well, not total silence, but their Blue Front was quietly playing with her toys when she'd usually be continually yelling at the top of her lungs to get attention. Harvey, the Green-Wing screamer was so quiet they had to keep checking to make sure he was ok. He happily climbed around his cage or sat in front of the window viewing the outside scene. Most of the other birds were equally serene which made for an unusually calm and quiet household.
The birds were alert and playful. They talked and sang but didn't scream and yell as they had been. So they kept a close eye on them and, in about 8 hours, they were yelling and screaming again. The effect seems to wear off. But, at least they now knew that the effect isn't permanent. they decided feed at 6:30 am and again at 2:30 pm. (The eight- to twelve-hour interval can be adjusted to fit any schedule.) Avitech claims that you will notice marked improvement in the course of two or three days of treatment. A few more experiments and they felt they had something extremely beneficial that they could share with the entire avicultural community.
L-Theanine has been the subject of serious intensive research resulting in FDA approval of several functional claims, including "Promotes relaxation without drowsiness", "Reduces stress", "Eases nevousness due to common everyday overwork and fatigue", "Reduces nervous irritability". Studies of pet dogs and cats with problems such as excessive barking, aggression and destructive behavior have proven L-Theanine's effectiveness in treating these problems.
In researching the literature, however, they found that the potency of L-Theanine is amplified by B vitamins and lethicin. Therefore, AviCalm must be given together with the Featheriffic supplement.
Avitech uses only certified and tested food additive form of L-Theanine in the AviCalm formulation. They receive a certificate of analysis for every lot delivered to assure purity, the absence of heavy metals and no evidence of coliform organisms. This L-Theanine is combined with maltodextrin, a non-sugar food-grade carbohydrate to provide an easy dosing regime as follows:
Small Birds (Cockatiels, Budgies, Finches, etc) - 1/8 teaspoon every 8 to 12 hours
Medium (Amazons, Greys, Pionus) - 1/4 teaspoon every 8 to 12 hours
Large Birds (Cockatoos, Macaws) - 1/2 teaspoon every 8 to 12 hours
Manufacturer: Avitech Exotic Birds
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Avitech AviCalm Calming Supplement 16 ounce