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Lifetime Formula


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 …

  • 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

Foraging Toy with Tropican

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.

Quaker parrot towel training


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

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.

At HARI, Quality Control is a 3-Step Process

Did you know that EVERY SINGLE LOT of Tropican food formulations developed at Hagen Industries are tested and fed to HARIs own flock?

Highest Quality Ingredients and First-Rate Quality Control Processes Mean Premium Quality Foods

Nutritional/Chemical Assay – Raw Material Control

Raw ingredients are inspected, analyzed, and tested for nutrient
content, aflatoxins, and residual pesticide contamination.

Biological Assay – In Process Control

Blended/extruded ingredients are sampled and tested
for microbiology/chemical analysis and nutrient/moisture
levels by internal and independent laboratory.

HARI Flock Feeding Trials – Final Product Control

Ready to be packaged lots are sent to be tested for final
moisture levels, nutritional content, and feeding trials on
live parrots at the HARI facility.

This process is part of the Hagen Industries/HARI Quality Assurance & Food Safety Guarantee, to ensure your bird is always getting safe, dependable, nutritious food. If it doesn’t have the flocks’ final approval, it doesn’t leave the Hagen Industries plant!

For 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


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

To Keep your pet bird healthy, water cups should be cleaned daily, and food should be replenished as needed. Tropican extruded granules, sticks and/or biscuits should be replenished as needed.  For nutrition recommendations when feeding pet birds, download the pdf version of the Tropican Feeding Guide for Parrots.

A Guide on Converting Your Bird to the Best Diet

Ensure that your pet bird is in good health. Changing a bird’s diet can be stressful, even if changing the diet will help his condition. Since birds are masters at hiding their illnesses, the stress incurred during a diet change can catapult the bird into a worse condition. There are many methods to convert parrots to a new diet.

The success of one method over the other depends on the number of birds, the compliance level of the owner, and most importantly, the consistency of the caretaker. Usually, a diet change is necessary to prevent malnutrition in parrots, and a veterinarian usually plays an instrumental part in a bird’s diet change. Here are some suggestions to get your birds on a healthier diet!

Download the Tropican Conversion Guide

Tropican Conversion Guide

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.



Corn, soybean meal, wheat, dehulled peanuts, dehulled sunflower seeds, brown rice, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, lecithin, oat groats, dried tomato, flaxseed, L-lysine, alfalfa nutrient concentrate, 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, riboflavin, 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).

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein (min.) 13%
Crude fat (min.) 7%
Crude fiber (max.) 3.5%
Moisture (max.) 11%
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%


Composition: Cereals (72%), derivatives of vegetable origin, seeds (3.5% (flaxseed 0.5%)), minerals, nuts (peanuts 3%), oils & fats, vegetables, yeasts.

Additives per kg: Nutritional additives: vitamin A (3a672a) 7,500 IU, vitamin D3 (3a671) 600 IU, vitamin E (a-tocopherol) (3a700) 500 IU iodine (E2) 1 mg, copper (E4) 12 mg, manganese (E5) 126 mg, zinc (E6) 160 mg, selenium (E8) 4.0 µg/kg.

Analytical constituents:

Crude Protein 13%
Crude Fibre 3.5%
Crude Fat 7%
Inorganic matter 5%
Vitamin A 5,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D 500 IU/kg
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg
Beta-Carotene 1.8 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.03%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.25%

Available Sizes

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


80520 Lifetime Granules 2 mm 820 g 1.8 lb
80521 Lifetime Granules 2 mm 1.8 kg 4 lb
80523 Lifetime Granules 2 mm 3.63 kg 8 lb
80517 Lifetime Granules 2 mm 11.34 kg 25 lb
80530 Lifetime Granules 4 mm 820 g 1.8 lb
80531 Lifetime Granules 4 mm 1.8 kg 4 lb
80533 Lifetime Granules 4 mm 3.63 kg 8 lb
80541 Lifetime Granules 4 mm 11.34 kg 25 lb
80548 Lifetime Sticks 1,5 kg 3.5 lb
80542 Lifetime Sticks 3.63 kg 8 lb
80544 Lifetime Sticks 9.07 kg 20 lb

Storage Instructions

For maximum freshness, once opened, store in a cool, dry place. Our safe and effective CO2 treatment and air barrier bags ensure insect control and freshness. Manufactured in a facility that packages products containing nuts.

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