We discovered the benefits of theanine ( which is the active ingredient in Avicalm) by accident while researching natural sedatives on the web. Studies had been taking place in Japan regarding the use of L-theanine for general stress control and PMS symptom reduction in adult humans, on children with ADD and cats and dogs exhibiting aggressive and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The results of the studies had been promising so we decided to research further and found out some interesting things about green tea, theanine and stress control.
Scientists in Japan, where there is a large population of green tea drinkers, were puzzled over why people who drank copious amounts of this stuff (even though it contains large amounts of caffeine) were relaxed and not jittery after drinking several cups. After several years of research they isolated the compound that provided this relaxation and found it to be an amino acid, which they named L-theanine.
L-theanine has been found to directly stimulates the production of alpha brain waves. These brain waves are associated with awake, yet relaxed, state in humans (and animals)., And this is why birds who are on Avicalm are not in a druggie, foggy stupor that are calmer and less stressed. This state can lead to less biting, less plucking and less overall aggressive behavior.
After we conducted our research, we decided to try it on our birds. On a typical rainy, cold Thanksgiving weekend while the birds were having screaming fits over the fog banks. They saw drifting by their Windows. We decided to try it on our birds. We gave them a dose on their food in an hour later we heard nothing. So much nothing that we ran into the bird room, wondering what was wrong. We didn’t find anything wrong, except for room full of content quiet birds. It was our first quiet Thanksgiving weekend in 20 years.
.We also found through our research that our Avicalm can calm down birds enough to help them stop rather plucking., Especially one used in conjunction with Featheriffic. The lectithin in Featheriffic! boost the effectiveness of the Avicalm in the B vitamins, flax and amino acids in the Featheriffic! helps grow back feathers.
The best way to administer human grade AviCalm is with the Featheriffic! on food. Even better is to double the dose of the Avicalm for the first week and then returned to the regular dose after seven days. We have birds here that will eat the Avicalm right out of the palms of our hands.
Less effective is adding it to your birds water as you cannot effectively control and monitor intake., But if your bird will not accept Avicalm and or Featheriffic on their food and adding it to their water bowl is acceptable, if less beneficial alternative
Janelle Crandell at Avitech
What Customers Say
“Janelle, I will send you pictures of the mutilated Goffin’s that I wrote you about. Mango is feathered and wound free. She is even growing feathers on her back and legs that have been naked for years. She has been on the products (AviCalm & Featheriffic) since we took her in in January.” Rose – CA
“My lovebird was plucking and mutilating and I put him on your AviCalm and he stopped and now he is fully feathered. I also tried the AviCalm on two of my male pet African Greys who were becoming aggressive towards each other. They settled down immediately and acted like best friends again. I love your products!” Shari – Florida