BlueZooBird Interview with Mark Hagen


BlueZoo Bird’s Frank Reece Interviews Mark Hagen, Director of Nutrition & Research at HARI

Listen as they discuss

  • the post war beginnings of Rolf C. Hagen as a seed broker in Hamburg and Montreal
  • birdseed diet versus a formulated extruded (pellet) diet such as Tropican parrot food
  • benefits of “kibble” style diets (like cats and dogs) over complicated “wild” feed
  • weaning birds off of cafeteria style diet with a premium seed/pellet mix such as Tropimix enrichment bird food

Original podcast can be found on