Safflower seed is high in protein and fat. And for those who are sick of squirrels attacking their bird feeders, squirrels DO NOT like safflower seed. It may take some time for your neighborhood birds to adjust to eating ONLY safflower seed, but you can always add some of this nutritious seed to your homemade suet cakes.
Safflower seed is readily available at any pet food store that caters to birds. It is also a good choice for budget friendly bird lovers.
Many wild birds enjoy safflower seeds including: cardinals, doves, finches, grosbeaks, jays and chickadees.