I buy a bulk safflower parrot mix with NO sunflower seeds, and mix it with a bulk parrot mix WITH sunflowers, about 1/4 sunflower mix to 3/4 safflower. Then I add dried chopped fruit bits. THEN, I mix that mix about 50/50 with Zupreem pellets. It does sound like a pain, but it doesn't take me long, then in the morning I can just scoop it into the birds "dry" food dishes. Each bird ends up with only about 3-5 sunflower seeds, the majority of their foods are fresh fruits & veggies, birdie bread, and pasta or rice. My 'tiel actually prefers pasta to seed, but we've had him since he was a baby, so it was easier to introduce.