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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.
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.
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
Greys, Pionus) - 1/4 teaspoon every 8 to 12 hours
Large Birds (Cockatoos,
Macaws) - 1/2 teaspoon every 8 to 12 hours
L-Theanine in a maltodextrin base formulated especially for birds
Net Weight: 16 oz
Manufacturer: Avitech Exotic Birds
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Avitech AviCalm Calming Supplement 16 ounce