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I adopted my African Grey Parrot in December he arrived at the adoption agency as a plucker. They had him for 2 years before I got him and he continued plucking.. He was check out medical and check out ok. I was told it's a habit that he somehow needs to break.. I came across this product and I’ve used it according to the direction. Honestly right now I believe it’s to early to rate this product but if I had to I would give it 4 stars.. I have notice less feathers on the bottom of cage and when My wife’s around he doesn’t pluck, oh by the way he doesn't seem to care for my wife. He is still active talking playing as usual.. last two photos I took 9/4/19 first two 4/15/19..
I have 12 parrots. A month and a half ago I moved 2754 miles with my birds in the car. Some of these birds I’ve had over 30 years. I purchased new cages for them for the new house although I did bring all of their toys. Virtually every single bird has been acting out since we moved. I have been bitten, squawked at, and they have been pulling at their feathers. I do not know how I saw this product on Amazon but I am very thankful I found it. I am so happy at the results. The birds have calmed down there’s no more screeching throughout the day and night and the ones that have been plucking them selves bare actually have new little tufts of feathers growing. Frankly, I hope they sell it in bulk! I am telling you this product actually works!!!
First I would like to say I don't sprinkle this on top of my parrots food. I recently adopted a Catalina Macaw and with the vets OK, I started her on this calming supplement and their other product, feather growth supplement. She is the absolute pickiest eater I have ever come across. I literally have to spend 30 or so minutes every morning spoon feeding her the blend I will talk about below...
There's no way I could get away with coating her food with something like this. So I used a blend of high quality baby food that contains veggies and fruit and mashed up a bit of banana then stirred this supplement in. I would love to be able to avoid fruit completely, but this bird came from a home where her diet was fruits, nuts, seeds and colored pellets. So having switched her to eating a blend of veggies & fruit and getting her on a dye free, more natural pellet is a win I will gladly accept.
I noticed an improvement in her attitude on the first day I was able to get her to eat the proper dosage. She was so calm, no more neurotic feather tugging and she instead turned to her large selection of toys and just over all had a much more calm demeanor. She sought my attention more and has seemed much more accepting of a scritch here and there.
I highly recommend this product and if you have a plucker, give their feather growth supplement a try as well.
I ordered this along with the feather growth supplement for my precious 27 year old cockatiel. He's been with me since he was just nine weeks old, and until 2018, had a full body of healthy, full feathers. Our lives changed drastically when my husband was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of leukemia. Life and survival suddenly got very expensive and stressful (something birds easily pick up on), and I started working as much overtime as possible. My sweet little 'tiel stopped getting the out of cage time he was used to his entire life. He started plucking. I swore none of my birds would ever become pluckers, but here we are anyway.
Luckily, my schedule is now back on track with less OT. My 'tiel is getting the attention he thrives on again, and after just four days on both supplements, he has new little pin feathers emerging and for the first time in two years, he's singing his happy songs again and not just incessantly screeching.
I will buy these products forever. Thank you for helping to make my geriatric birdy's life a lot better. We are amazed by the quick results and are eternally grateful!
We bought this for our 12 year old feather plucking cockatoo. It helped calm her down and from chewing on her feathers constantly. I used another product for years but I couldn't find any longer. This has the same ingredients. At first I didn't notice a difference, so I contacted the manufacturer who offered advice. It works faster and better than anything else I've found.!
This is the best ever bird calming powder. My parrot had a broken tail feather then and infection. After being treated by an Avian Veterinarian she suggested a calming powder. I researched on line and found UnRuffled RX bird calming formula. After using it a week it has made Mickey less anxious as he still is healing. Also ordered the feather supplement and bird bath spray. Love their website. Joan Shugar
I have to give 5 glowing, bright stars! The seller of this product even sent me extra information after purchasing to keep track of my birds moods. My bird has to take it in his water, on the food I’m guessing it makes the food taste different. He doesn’t want to eat it if this is on it. Other than that, this product does work..... it’s just taken a little to get the right amount in him I believe.
I got this to calm my cockatoo and for my feather picking amazon. It didn't affect either of my birds at all. I used it as directed, and it doesn't last very long when you are changing the water twice a day (I use water bottles so they don't get contaminated), and it takes a 4 scoops in 8 oz of water that I split between AM and PM. It has been 14 days and I've seen no difference in my birds behaviors. And the bottle only has enough for a couple more days. If I had seen any difference, it would be worth the cost but without seeing a change, it is too costly.
I've been wanting to clear a bit of time to write a MOST THANKFUL review for UnRuffledRx Parrot Calming Formula. This amino turned a troubling situation for my sweet 23-year-old Senegal parrot into one that was and is healing. The story goes is I had purchased and affixed a snuggle blanket which are made specifically for parrots to use in their cages to quite literally snuggle against when sleeping and resting. My cockatiels enjoyed theirs, and since my parrot is incredibly cuddly, I figured it would be a win/win; however, I was wrong. The following morning, I noticed Forrest, my Senegal, had taken a complete disliking to the snuggle blanket because it showed signs of obvious attempts in willfully destroying and eliminating it. To make matters worse, I had tied this unwanted guest on the same side and location in his cage where he always sleeps! He had begun a cycle of self-mutilation by lacerating his head with his toenails to the point of bleeding! He was never a mutilator or a feather picking/plucking birb, but having a new unwanted and unexpected "thing" attached in his space caused him stress. I'm currently unemployed and desperately looking for employment in this horrific economic downturn we Americans are facing, so my financial slush fund is wrecked. I had stupidly decided to do the "wait and see" option because I thought he'd stop the lacerating as quickly as it had started, but he didn't stop. I took Forrest to an avian vet that is close to home but one with whom we hadn't met with until that evening of our appointment. We came home with his treatment plan and instructions on how to administer. I also decided to scour for products on Amazon and Google for OTC remedies to help internally treat my little STRESSED out birb. Initially I purchased a product that comes in a dark blue bottle, but it offered no improvement; however, to be fair, in very small font on the back of the bottle, it stated it probably COULD take up to six months to arrive at optimum results. I didn't feel he had that sort of time and his avian DVM was concerned that there was a very real possibility that we could lose him if we couldn't get his weight in grams to increase quickly enough. Then, having searched a second round in Amazon and Google, UnRuffledRx Parrot Calming Formula boldly screamed at me at last. "Safe, Natural Bird Calming Formula" is what it claims, and it precisely does EXACTLY that. [insert heart emoji] It is SO easy to administer, too! While I was treating his wounds on his little noggin with his avian prescribed betadine, 28 prefilled doses for a course of two weeks of needle syringes of antibiotics (Yes, I had to jab his little chest area with a needle two times daily.), and instructions for syringe feedings because he lost so many grams. I brought Forrest's UnRuffledRx Calming Formula with us to his two-week follow up appointment to show it to his avian DVM and it received a gold star approval rating. I've decided to continue him with the Calming Formula because he just seems more content. We also purchased UnRuffledRx Featherup because his DVM wanted Forrest to maintain with a vitamin supp. In case anyone suddenly finds him or herself and their beloved parrot(s) needing syringe feedings due to emotional and/or physical illness, I enthusiastically suggest using Harrison's Recovery (complete nutritional support for sick or injured animals) to save the life of your feathered birb. Forrest was able to gain 5.5 grams in only two weeks' time, although his scalp still remains featherless so far, yet it's only been two months. He's sweet, silly, and thriving!
Other comments say it doesn't dissolve on water, but it will if you stir it and let it sit for about 30 seconds. I'm still not clear about how much to give, so I've used 1 scoop to about half cup of water for an Indian Ring neck parrot/parakeet. She's about the size of a cockatiel. Without it she squawks most of the day, with it, she seems to squawk less. She is in distress due to no mate and loss of her owner.