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Lifetime Formula

PREMIUM PARROT FOOD WITH BALANCED NUTRIENT LEVELS

Tropican Lifetime Formula provides proper daily nutrition for fledged juvenile to adult Parrots for
the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

Did you know that Lifetime Formula Parrot food …Tropican_Lifetime-4mm-Food

  • 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 optimal levels of calcium
  • Contains multiple sources of protein to generate impeccable feathers
  • Contains optimal yet balanced and safe levels of calcium, vitamin D and iron for all specie requirements
  • Comes in multi size morsels and shapes to satisfy a wide range of species (granules and sticks)
  • Is an optimal base diet that can be complimented with enrichment foods
  • Is offered longer throughout the year for smaller psittacine species

… all this results in optimum feather structure growth, vivid colors and luster!

 

A Unique Formulation to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Lifetime Formula, a Parrot food with lower protein and calcium was developed for companion birds who are not molting or under any other stress such as cooler temperatures. Natural colours such as those found in carrots and alfalfa add interest for the bird without being artificial.

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 the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle for fledged juvenile to adult Parrots. A rich source of Omega fatty acids from flaxseed, peanuts and sunflower seeds makes feathers shine and helps support a healthy body.

Foraging Toy with Tropican

Palatability

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 bird food.

Some bird owners find it hard to feed their bird uniform, formulated diets. Tropican’s generous levels of important nutrients allows it to be diluted (up to 20 percent on a weight basis) by the addition of fruits and vegetables. Tropican morsels are hard and dense contributing to a healthier beak, which is essential to your bird’s overall health. Tropican Lifetime Granules or Lifetime Food Sticks ensure that fussy eaters get a full balanced diet. Since Tropican incorporates vitamins and minerals, a vitamin supplement is not needed.

Proudly Canadian Made

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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.

Quality Control

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.
quality-control-enFor more in-depth information on the scientific development of Tropican Formulated Diets read Avian Nutrition: Trends and Philosophies, by HARI Director, Mark Hagen.

Recommended Species

COCKATIELS • LOVEBIRDS • ROSELLAS • PARROTLETS • CONURES • CAIQUES • QUAKERS • PIONUS • AMAZONS• MACAWS • COCKATOOS • GREYS • SENEGALS

Who can benefit from Lifetime Formula?

Lifetime Formula is suitable for fledged juveniles up to adult Parrots. It can also be fed to Smaller psittacine species throughout all life stages and who are in breeding season.View the photo gallery below to learn more about the benefits of providing Tropican Lifetime Formula to your pet bird.

Feeding Guide

For nutrition recommendations when feeding pet birds, download the pdf version of the Tropican Feeding Guide for Parrots.

To keep your pet bird healthy, monitor your pet bird for daily consumption of Tropican Parrot food. Food and water cups should be washed daily. Tropican extruded granules, sticks and/or biscuits should be replenished as needed.

Bird Nutrition: Parrot Diets – How much Tropican bird food should your pet bird be eating?

While the HARI Flock eats 100% Tropican daily, for most companion pet birds we recommend that their diet consist of 70% Tropican Extruded Pellets and 30% for enrichment food such as seed & nut mixes, fresh fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, sprouts and of course Tropimix!

Note that this is a recommendation and can vary depending on your birds’ lifestyle, life-stage, species, weight, and predisposition. Always speak with your Avian Veterinarian for any health concerns. Breeder and Juvenile parrots might require a little more Tropican.

Once your bird has converted to a pelleted diet, Tropican extruded pellets should be offered in clean dishes adlib throughout the bird’s living quarters. You can also provide foraging opportunities by hiding the food in toys or foraging trays. To monitor your pet bird’s daily consumption of Tropican, keep extruded diet in separate bowls/dishes from the 30% enrichment foods. This will also help reduce spoiling the food.

Should every parrot species be fed a daily recommendation of 70% of Tropican?

While Tropican diets offer an excellent foundation in optimal nutrition for most parrots, caretakers need take into consideration species specifications, as well as lifestage levels, for their birds. Some parrot species do well with a higher percentage of seed in their overall diet. For those birds, and especially birds fed predominantly seed diet, we recommend that caretakers offer Prime Vitamins and Mineral supplement. Plus, breeding parrots or juveniles need a higher level of proteins and other nutrients for optimal health.

Enrichment foods – The Remaining 30% of the Diet

Let’s talk about the remaining 30% of your bird’s diet, the enrichment portion. Perhaps the 30% ratio of enrichment food for your parrot doesn’t sound like much. Keep in mind, the HARI recommendation of 70% Tropican to 30% enrichment foods is in reference to caloric needs and not volume.

Enrichment Foods: Fruits and Vegetables

Our parrots love their fruits and vegetables, and of course, caretakers love to offer these yummy items to their parrots. While fruits and vegetables, organic or not, seem like a natural part of any parrot’s enrichment diet, we do caution caretakers about using proper hygiene in produce preparations. We especially want to share our concerns with overfeeding too much fruit and vegetables that contain high amounts of naturally occurring sugars.

     

Ingredients

All sizes (except 80535)

Corn, soybean meal, wheat, dehulled peanuts, dehulled sunflower seeds, brown rice, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), calcium carbonate, lecithin, oat groats, dried tomato, flaxseed, L-lysine, alfalfa nutrient concentrate, choline chloride, DL-methionine, beta-carotene, 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, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, inositol, folic acid, vitamin A supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement.

80535

Corn, soybean meal, wheat, dehulled peanuts, dehulled sunflower seeds, brown rice, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), calcium carbonate, lecithin, oat groats, flaxseed, 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.

Fruity Scent and Pellet Colour?

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.

Tropican Lifetime is naturally yellow due to its mixed grain composition; the inclusion of the orange and green pellet varieties are due to the addition of natural vegetable sources – tomato (orange pellets) and alfalfa nutrient concentrate (green pellets).

At a cost savings for large flocks, the largest breeder bulk format – 80535 in 4 mm pellet is available without the inclusion of the pellet “colour” varieties and fruity aroma.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein min 13%
Crude fat min 7%
Crude fiber max 3.5%
Moisture max 9%
Calcium min 0.8%
Phosphorus min 0.6%
Iron max 75 mg/kg
Vitamin A min 5,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 min 500 IU/kg
Vitamin E min 200 IU/kg
Beta-Carotene min 1.8 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids min 0.03%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids min 0.25%

Available Sizes

When planning your purchase be sure to select from the following morsel variations according to your bird species.

2 mm Granule: COCKATIELS • LOVEBIRDS • ROSELLAS • PARROTLETS
4 mm Granule: CONURES • CAIQUES • QUAKERS • PIONUS • AMAZONS• MACAWS • COCKATOOS • GREYS
Sticks: CONURES • SENEGALS • PIONUS • AMAZONS • GREYS • COCKATOOS • MACAWS

80520 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 2 mm 820 g 1.8 lb
80521 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 2 mm 1.8 kg 4 lb
80523 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 2 mm 3.63 kg 8 lb
80524 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 2 mm 9.07 kg 20 lb
80530 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 4 mm 820 g 1.8 lb
80531 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 4 mm 1.8 kg 4 lb
80533 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 4 mm 3.63 kg 8 lb
80534 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 4 mm 9.07 kg 20 lb
80535 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Granules 4 mm 15 kg 33 lb
80542 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Sticks 3.63 kg 8 lb
80544 Tropican Lifetime Formula Parrot Food – Sticks 9.07 kg 20 lb

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