High Performance Formula

Treat your parrot to the best possible care with Tropican High Performance Formula. Formulated to meet the needs of weaning, fledgling, or breeding parrots, this complete and balanced formula with elevated nutrient levels ensures parrots receive optimal nutrition. It’s also perfect for parrots that require a heartier diet. Tropican High Performance boasts a natural peanut flavour that birds love, as well as containing all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and amino acids required for vibrant feather growth and strong bones in pet birds.

Promotes Feather and Muscle Development

Natural Omega Fatty Acids from Flaxseed

Fortified with Vitamins and Minerals

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High Performance Formula

For Parrots, 2 mm Granules


High Performance Formula

For Parrots, 4 mm Granules


High Performance Formula

For Parrots, 8 mm Rounds


High Performance Formula

For Parrots, Biscuits


High Performance Formula

For Parrots, Sticks

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Tropican High Performance

A Premium Multi-grain and Peanut Parrot Food
with Higher Nutrient Levels

Nutrient Density and DigestibilityProtein LevelsPalatability

What Makes Tropican High Performance Parrot Food Unique?

Tropican High Performance Parrot food stands out from other products for a variety of reasons. One of the most significant differences is our high-fat content. We found that when fed, other branded parrot foods led to wet, malodorous droppings in pet birds. These products are essentially rebranded farm pellets that are likely formulated for poultry feed (they even look like chicken feed). They have minimal levels of essential amino and fatty acids.

Our research has shown that increasing the caloric density of our formula with more fat means that birds consume less food and water. Our High Performance diet guarantees a minimum of 11% fat, which is twice the amount found in other pellets. The HARI flock hasn’t experienced any problems with obesity, and we haven’t had any skinny birds either. Conversely, breeders who rely on diets with lower fat levels report that African Greys and Cockatoos are thin unless they supplement these pellets with oil seeds like sunflower. A pellet that requires supplemental oil seeds or fruits can hardly be considered complete.

Understanding Protein Levels in High Performance

All animals, including birds, eat to balance their energy needs. Comparing the protein and dietary energy content of Tropican High Performance Parrot food with other bird food shows that the levels are similar. However, the protein percentage in the diets differs, and so does the available energy level. Since Tropican Parrot food has a higher caloric density, birds eat less of it. This means that the bird’s protein intake is lower due to the higher fat content, which also reduces the amount of protein the bird must use for energy. Additionally, the breakdown of protein to use as an energy source can be stressful for birds, as the uric acid by-product must be excreted by the kidney. Luckily, metabolic water, a by-product of fat metabolism, reduces water intake in birds.

Enhance Your Parrot’s Diet with Tropican Bird Food

Did you know that parrots have more taste buds than chickens do? So why do many bird diets on the market look and taste like chicken feed? That’s where Tropican High Performance comes in – it offers superior taste and palatability that parrots crave.

Tropican’s blend of eight multigrains and human-grade peanuts make for a delicious and nutritious meal that parrots will love. Unlike farm pellets, Tropican’s granules break cleanly and don’t crumble into fine powder, resulting in significantly less wastage.

For bird owners who struggle to provide their feathered friends with a uniform, formulated diet, Tropican’s generous levels of important nutrients allow for enrichment by the addition of fruits and vegetables (generally around 30% of the total quantity of food). Plus, Tropican’s hard, dense morsels make for an enjoyable biting experience, ensuring even fussy eaters receive a balanced diet. With incorporated vitamins and minerals, Tropican eliminates the need for additional vitamin supplements.

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High Performance Formula for Parrots…

  • Is a natural transition from Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula
  • Has no artificial preservatives, colors and flavors
  • Provides a balanced diet that is fortified with vitamins and minerals, eliminating the need for additional supplements
  • Contains a blend of multi-grains with peanuts that provides high palatability and makes converting from an all-seed diet easier
  • Contains natural omega fatty acids from flaxseed
  • Encourages natural foraging
  • Goes through 3-step quality control measures and live feeding trials at the HARI facility
  • Contains balanced calcium and vitamin D for proper egg formation, parent rearing and bone health
  • Contains an essential amino acid combination to promote optimal growth and feather development
  • Is rich in essential nutrients needed for feather growth and to ensure easier moulting
  • Comes in a variety of sizes and shapes for different species
  • Extruded kibble for increased palatability, better digestibility and less fines than pellets
  • Provides a higher caloric value and is heartier for outdoor flighted aviaries or physically active birds requiring higher protein and fat

Tropican High Performance Formula Parrot Food

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Recommended Bird Species

Meet your parrot’s nutritional needs with Tropican High Performance Formula – an ideal food for young, weaning and fledgling birds, those requiring higher protein and fat, breeding parrots, moulting birds, those in flighted aviaries, or those undergoing a diet conversion from a seed-based diet.


Feeding Guide

To ensure that your bird is receiving the necessary nutrients, feed it Tropican food every day in a clean food dish, taking into account the bird’s actual needs and spillage. Provide a fresh, clean supply of water daily.

It’s important to note that Tropican food is intended to be your bird’s primary diet. While fresh fruits, vegetables, and other treats are excellent sources of enrichment, limit them to 30% of your bird’s total diet. When used as directed, no additional vitamin or mineral supplements are necessary. For more information visit our feeding recommendations guide.

When introducing a new food, gradually mix it with the “old” food, by switching in 20% every week with current food. This will help prevent digestive upset and allow your bird to adjust to the new food. To keep things hygienic, discard any uneaten portions and clean the food dish before the next feeding.


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, riboflavin, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, inositol, folic acid, vitamin A supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, vitamin D₃ supplement.

Where does the fruity aroma come from?

The delightful fruity fragrance in our product comes from the addition of natural fruit oils such as banana and orange oil. Just before packaging, herbal antioxidants and tocopherols (Vitamin E) are mixed in to preserve freshness. This natural aroma will gradually fade over time after opening, unlike artificial flavors.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min.) 22%, Crude Fat (min.) 11%, Crude Fibre (max.) 3.5%, Moisture (max.) 11%, Ash (max.) 6.5%, Calcium (min.) 1%, Phosphorus (min.) 0.8%, 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%.

Amino Acid Profile

Percentage of a whole: Aspartic Acid 1.97%, Threonine 0.84%, Serine 1.16%, Glutamic Acid 4.17%, Proline 1.52%, Glycine 0.87%, Alanine 1.31%, Cystine 0.33%, Valine 1.07%, Methionine 0.41%, Isoleucine 0.92%, Leucine 2.2%, Tyrosine 1%, Phenylalanine 1.14%, Lysine 1.09%, Histidine 0.59%, Arginine 1.35%, Tryptophan 0.2%.

Per 100 Grams of Protein: Aspartic Acid 8.87%, Threonine 3.78%, Serine 5.23%, Glutamic Acid 18.78%, Proline 6.85%, Glycine 3.92%, Alanine 5.9%, Cystine 1.49%, Valine 4.82%, Methionine1.85%, Isoleucine 4.14%, Leucine 9.91%, Tyrosine 4.5%, Phenylalanine 5.14%, Lysine 4.91%, Histidine 2.66%, Arginine 6.08%, Tryptophan 0.9%.

Per 1000 kcal: Aspartic Acid 0.56%, Threonine 0.24%, Serine 0.33%, Glutamic Acid 1.18%, Proline 0.43%, Glycine 0.25%, Alanine 0.37%, Cystine 0.09%, Valine 0.3%, Methionine 0.12%, Isoleucine 0.26%, Leucine 0.62%, Tyrosine 0.28%, Phenylalanine 0.32%, Lysine 0.31%, Histidine 0.17%, Arginine 0.38%, Tryptophan 0.06%.

Calorie Content

3,539 kcal/kg (Calculated ME)

Available Sizes

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


2 mm Granules
80526 – 820 g (1.8 lb)
80518 – 11.34 kg (25 lb)

4 mm Granules
80536 – 820 g (1.8 lb)
80553 – 11.34 kg (25 lb)

8 mm Rounds
80566 – 7.5 kg (16.5 lb)

80543 – 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
80545 – 3.63 kg (8 lb)
80547 – 9.07 kg (20 lb)

80551 – 680 g (1.5 lb)
80552 – 3.63 kg (8 lb)
80554 – 9.07 kg (20 lb)

Storage Instructions

For maximum freshness, once opened, store the sealed bag in a sealed container in a cool, dry place. Our safe and effective Co2 treatment and air barrier bags ensure insect control and freshness.

Allergy Information

Manufactured in a facility that packages products containing known priority allergens.

How Much Tropican Bird Food Should Your Companion Parrot Eat?

How Much Tropican Bird Food Should Your Companion Parrot Eat?

Parrot Diets: Determining the Right Amount of Tropican Bird Food for Your Pet

Feeding your pet bird a balanced diet is crucial to their well-being. While the HARI Flock feeds on 100% Tropican daily, we recommend that most companion pet birds consume 70% Tropican Extruded Pellets and 30% enrichment food, such as seed & nut mixes, fresh fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, sprouts, and Tropimix.

Remember that this is a general recommendation, and factors such as your bird’s lifestyle, life stage, species, weight, and predisposition can influence the appropriate diet. If you have any health concerns, it’s always best to consult with your Avian Veterinarian. Breeder and juvenile parrots may require a slightly different amount of Tropican.

Deciding on the Ideal Parrot Diet: Is a 70% Tropican Diet Suitable for All Parrot Species?

Deciding on the Ideal Parrot Diet: Is a 70% Tropican Diet Suitable for All Parrot Species?

Determining the Ideal Parrot Diet: Should All Species Consume 70% Tropican Daily?

While Tropican diets provide optimal nutrition for most parrots, there are some important factors to consider when feeding your feathered friends. It’s crucial to take into account your parrot’s species and life stage requirements. For instance, some parrot species thrive on a higher percentage of seed in their diet, which may require the addition of Prime Vitamin and Mineral supplement. Breeding parrots or juveniles also require a higher level of proteins and nutrients for optimal health. in this video, the HARI team delves into the following topics: determining the appropriate percentage of Tropican and seeds for your parrot’s species and life stage, knowing when additional supplements are necessary, and feeding recommendations for breeders.

Complementing Tropican with Enrichment Foods

Complementing Tropican with Enrichment Foods

Enrichment Foods – The 30% That Completes Your Bird’s Diet

When it comes to your bird’s diet, it’s important not to overlook the remaining 30% – the enrichment portion. While it may not seem like a lot, the 70/30 ratio of Tropican and enrichment food respectively is based on caloric requirements rather than volume. So, let’s dive into why enrichment foods are an essential component of your bird’s diet.

Fruit and Vegetable Considerations for Companion Parrots

Fruit and Vegetable Considerations for Companion Parrots

Adding Nutritional Value to Your Parrot’s Diet with Fruits and Vegetables

The HARI team delves into the benefits of incorporating fruits and vegetables into your bird’s diet to promote healthy living. We touch on a few topics, including the safety of organic produce, the use of supplements for detoxification, the importance of limiting sugar intake, suggestions for dishes to serve fruits and vegetables, and finally considerations for incorporating Aloe Vera into your bird’s diet.

Quantities and Hygiene When Feeding Fruits and Vegetables to Parrots

Quantities and Hygiene When Feeding Fruits and Vegetables to Parrots

Feeding Fruits and Vegetables to Parrots: Quantities and Hygiene

Parrots love their fruits and veggies, and caretakers love to offer these healthy treats. However, it’s important to practice proper hygiene when preparing produce. In this video, the HARI team discusses the role of Fruits and Vegetables in a parrot’s enrichment diet. Here are some key points to consider: Should seeds found in certain fruits be avoided when feeding your parrot? Learn about the importance of fruit peelings, and when to offer them. Discover the types of fruit that HARI recommends, and the appropriate quantities to serve. Understand the importance of maintaining hygiene, and the best types of perches to use near feeding dishes.

Feeding Resources

Companion Parrot Weight Chart

Keeping track weekly of your bird’s weight
is vital to their overall health.

Extruded Diet Conversion Guide

Helpful tips and methods to transition your bird
to a balanced extruded diet.

Parrot Feeding Recommendations

Do you know the daily recommended
amount of food for your bird?

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