HARI is located in Rigaud, Quebec, and was established in 1985 to study the captive breeding and maintenance of companion birds. HARI now houses over 250 pairs of more than 30 various parrot species.The research fields include disease control, pair bonding, nutrition and the influence of temperature, humidity and light cycles on breeding. Progress has been rapid in the area of feeding research at HARI.During the course of its operations, the facility achieved a significant milestone in that all of its avian denizens are offspring of breeding pairs that have been kept back from previous generations, ensuring continued aviculture at HARI as well as demonstrating that the science of breeding birds in captivity has made significant progress. HARI is now genetically self-sustaining for several generations into the future. With parrots living for many decades, this will go on well into the future.
Food safety and quality control start with the selection of the highest quality ingredients from conscientious suppliers. Ingredients are sourced locally, which means Tropican™/Tropimix™ foods are made with only the freshest ingredients. HARI brands such as Tropican & Tropimix are made at our own company owned state-of-the-art food plant, Hagen Industries Ltd. (located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Prior to committing to a supplier, Hagen Industries thoroughly researches and inspects their processes to ensure they are in accordance and have a similar approach to our ingredient selection criteria. Lots are produced in small batches and because they are made in close geographical proximity to the HARI facility, means quicker turnaround times for final HARI quality assurance approvals and enhanced freshness-to-market efficiencies.
Tropican Parrot food is an extruded formula that has a greater nutrient density and digestibility than other products on the market. This results in better plumage, weight balance, lower consumption, greater metabolic water production therefore lower water intake and lower urination, pleasant smelling feces and excellent palatability.
Tropimix enrichment bird food is a 100% edible blend that is free of all shells and husks, eliminating messy waste. Enrichment foods such as Tropimix should be implemented for your pet bird’s psychological needs. Birds just like humans seek the enjoyment of eating a variety of food. Tropimix offers the best of both worlds: a multi-grain variety with tasty fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts with the added benefit of Tropican, a nutritionally balanced extruded morsel.