High Performance Formula
PREMIUM PARROT FOOD WITH HIGHER NUTRIENT LEVELS
Tropican High Performance Formula provides proper daily nutrition for weaning, fledgling and breeding Parrots or for Parrots that require a heartier diet.
Did you know that High Performance Formula for Parrots …
- Is a natural transition from the Hand-Feeding formula
- Contains no artificial preservatives, colors and flavors
- Is a full balanced diet that is fortified with vitamins and minerals so an additional supplement is not required
- Contains a blend of multi grains with peanuts for high palatability
- Contains natural omega fatty acids from flaxseed
- Contains balanced calcium and vitamin D for proper egg formation and bone health
- Contains essential amino acid combination to promote optimal growth and feather development
- Encourages natural foraging
- Comes in multi size morsels and shapes to satisfy a wide range of species (granules, sticks and biscuits)
- Contains a higher caloric value and is a hearty diet for outdoor flighted aviaries
… all this results in optimum feather structure growth, vivid colors and luster!
Unique Formulation for Optimal Growth and Feather Development
A High Performance diet meets the higher requirements for breeding (parental egg laying and rearing of young) and growing Parrots (hand-feeding from hatch).
It’s an excellent peanut-derived source of fat and protein, as well as a source of essential grains that complement amino acid profiles; all critical for feather and muscle development. A rich source of Omega fatty acids from flaxseed, peanuts and sunflower seeds makes feathers shine and helps support a healthy body.
Nutrient Density and Digestibility
One of the major differences between Tropican High Performance Parrot food and other products is our significantly higher fat level. When we fed other products to our birds, they developed wet, smelly droppings. These products are basically glorified farm pellets and probably are least cost formulated like poultry feed (they actually look like chicken feed). These products have minimal levels of essential fatty acids and amino acids.
HARI decided to increase the caloric density of our formula with more fat, so that the bird would have to eat and drink less.
Our guaranteed fat level in the High Performance diet is a minimum 11%. This is about twice the fat found in other pellets. HARI has had no obesity problems but more importantly has no skinny birds either.
Other breeders who use diets with the lower fat levels report skinny African Greys and Cockatoos unless they supplement these pellets with oil seeds such as sunflower. Any pellet that has to be supplemented with oil seeds or fruits can hardly be called complete.
Birds, like all animals, eat to balance their energy needs. When comparing the protein versus dietary energy of Tropican High Performance Parrot food with other bird food, the levels are similar. Although the percent of protein in the diets is different, so is the available energy level. Since Tropican Parrot food has a higher caloric density, birds eat less of it. The amount of protein consumed and used by the bird is actually less with Tropican due its higher fat levels. This also reduces the amount of protein the bird must use for energy. Metabolic water is a by-product of fat metabolism reducing water intake. When protein is broken down and used as an energy source, the uric acid by-product must be excreted by the kidney which can be stressful.
Parrots have significantly more taste buds than chickens, so why do many diets look and taste like chicken feed? Unlike farm pellets these granules break cleanly and do not explode into fine powder like pellets do. The Parrot is able to hold the rest of the morsel and eat the piece it broke off. Again this difference results in a benefit to the consumer as significantly less wastage is associated with Tropican Parrot food.
Some bird owners find it hard to feed their bird uniform, formulated diets. Tropican’s generous levels of important nutrients allow it to be diluted (up to 20 percent on a weight basis) by the addition of fruits and vegetables. Tropican is a hard, dense morsel which parrots enjoy biting into. Tropican High Perfomance granules, sticks or biscuits ensure that fussy eaters get a full balanced diet. Since Tropican incorporates vitamins and minerals, a vitamin supplement is not needed.
Proudly Canadian Made
We are very proud of Tropican’s outstanding 30+ year tradition of raising thousands of parrots over several generations at HARI. At a time when most bird food companies have shut their research centers, HARI continues its ongoing work on the research and development of advanced bird nutrition. In fact, HARI is the longest-standing research facility dedicated to studying the care and breeding of parrots.
Tropican uses only the freshest grains and legumes from the most recent crops.
Ingredients are sourced locally, which means consumers get fresher food faster. In addition, the fact that it’s now made in close geographical proximity to HARI, located in Rigaud, means quicker turnaround times for final HARI quality assurance approvals and enhanced freshness-to-market efficiencies.
Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula is made at Hagen Industries in Montreal, Quebec and undergoes rigorous 3-stage testing, which is unprecedented among bird food makers. Two onsite tests at Hagen Industries and final batch testing at HARI ensures that consumers get safe, dependable and top quality bird food for their treasured feathered companions.For more in-depth information on the scientific development of Tropican Formulated Diets read Avian Nutrition: Trends and Philosophies, by HARI Director, Mark Hagen.
COCKATIELS • LOVEBIRDS • SMALL CONURES • QUAKERS • CONURES • CAIQUES • PIONUS • AMAZONS• MACAWS • COCKATOOS • AFRICAN GREYS • SENEGALS
Who can benefit from High Performance Formula?
High Performance Formula is suitable for young, weaning and fledgling Parrots. It can also be fed to breeding Parrots or for Parrots that require a heartier diet. View the photo gallery below to learn more about the benefits of providing Tropican High Performance Formula to your pet bird.
To keep your pet bird healthy, the water cups should be cleaned daily and unsoiled Tropican High Performance morsels should be replenished as needed. Monitor your pet bird for daily consumption of Tropican Parrot food.
All sizes (except 80528, 80538)
Corn, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, wheat, brown rice, dehulled sunflower seeds, dehulled peanuts, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dicalcium phosphate, lecithin, calcium carbonate, yeast culture, flaxseed, dried beet pulp, dried kelp, oat groats, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, orange oil, banana oil, biotin, vitamin E supplement, niacin, calcium L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate (source of vitamin C), zinc oxide, manganous oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, rosemary extract, beta-carotene, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, inositol, folic acid, vitamin A supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement.
80528 & 80538
Corn, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, wheat, brown rice, dehulled sunflower seeds, dehulled peanuts, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dicalcium phosphate, lecithin, calcium carbonate, yeast culture, flaxseed, dried beet pulp, dried kelp, oat groats, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, biotin, vitamin E supplement, niacin, calcium L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate (source of vitamin C), zinc oxide, manganous oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, rosemary extract, beta-carotene, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, inositol, folic acid, vitamin A supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement.
The fruity aroma is derived from natural fruit oils (banana and orange oil) and is sprayed on to the morsels, along with herbal antioxidants and tocopherals (Vitamin E) right before packaging. Unlike artificial flavors, the natural fruity aroma will dissipate in a reasonable amount of time after opening.
At a cost savings for large flocks, the larger breeder bulk formats – 80528, 80538 are available without the inclusion of fruit oils.
|Crude protein min||22%|
|Crude fat min||11%|
|Crude fiber max||3.5%|
|Iron max||90 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A min||5,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin D3 min||550 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E min||220 IU/kg|
|Beta-Carotene min||0.45 mg/kg|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids min||0.03%|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids min||0.25%|
When planning your purchase be sure to select from the following morsel variations according to your bird species.
Sticks: CONURES • SENEGALS • PIONUS • AMAZONS • AFRICAN GREYS • COCKATOOS • MACAWS
Biscuits: MACAWS • COCKATOOS • AMAZONS • AFRICAN GREYS • CONURES
2 mm Granule: COCKATIELS • LOVEBIRDS • SMALL CONURES • QUAKERS
4 mm Granule: CONURES • CAIQUES • QUAKERS • PIONUS • AMAZONS• MACAWS • COCKATOOS • AFRICAN GREYS
|80543||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – Sticks||1.5 kg||3.3 lb|
|80545||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – Sticks||3.63 kg||8 lb|
|80547||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – Sticks||9.07 kg||20 lb|
|80552||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – Biscuits||1.5 kg||3.3 lb|
|80554||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – Biscuits||9.07 kg||20 lb|
|80527||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – 2 mm Granules||9.07 kg||20 lb|
|80528||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – 2 mm Granules||15 kg||33 lb|
|80536||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – 4 mm Granules||820 g||1.8 lb|
|80537||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – 4 mm Granules||9.07 kg||20 lb|
|80538||Tropican High Performance Parrot Food – 4 mm Granules||15 kg||33 lb|
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