For pigeons and various other parrots. Popular in large parrot and pigeon seed mixes. Can also be found in some small parrot mixes like our peach face mix in smaller quantities.
Safflower seeds are the seeds of the annual safflower plant, Carthamus tinctorius. With its beautiful red, yellow, and orange blooms, safflowers can be an attractive addition to gardens. The bulbous, thistle-like shape and scraggly foliage of the plant, however, can put off gardeners who prefer more groomed flowers in their landscaping. The seeds, on the other hand, are ideal for birds, and safflower is cultivated as a crop in many areas. Safflowers require arid climates with seasonal rainfall, and most safflower crops are grown for the oil of the seeds and the dyes of the plant. Birdseed cultivation is growing, however, as more birders discover the value and usefulness of this seed.