Safflower Bird Seed
- 2 kg
- 4 kg
- 8 kg
- 30kg (2 x 15kg)
- 45kg (3 x 15kg)
- 60kg (4 x 15kg)
Safflower seeds come from athistle-like plant. It is an oilseed crop and has a hard, white outer husk. It is high in protein, but becasue it does have such a hard outer husk, many garden birds are not able to crack it open. Finches would be the one species that can deal with hard safflower husks. Safflower does have quite a bitter taste and squirrels find it unpleasant - so it may be worth adding a small handful to your bird seed if you are having trouble with squirrels eating your bird food.
The safflower plant (Carthamus tinctorius L.) is grown for the production of oil for cosmetics and cooking, for cattle and poultry meals, and for use as bird food. Our high-quality safflower seeds are available in quantities ranging from 4kg to 60kg.
- What is the difference between safflower and sunflower seeds?
Visually, safflower seeds are smaller than sunflower seeds. Both sunflower and safflower seeds are high in protein and essential fats, but safflower has a slightly more bitter taste, making it more of an acquired taste among garden birds than sunflower seeds. Squirrels don’t like safflower seeds, making it a popular bird feed option for those trying to keep squirrels away from their bird feeders.
- Are safflower seeds good for pigeons?
Due to the wide range of nutrients present in safflower seeds, they are a popular feed option for those trying to provide pigeons with the essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they need to thrive. Safflower seeds are particular popular with those caring for racing pigeons that require more optimised feeding.
- What birds eat safflower seeds?
Safflower seeds are slightly bitter in taste and aren’t enjoyed by all garden birds. Some of the wild birds that do partake in safflower seeds include bullfinches, chaffinches, collared doves, greenfinches, golf finches, and sparrows.