Live Mealworms

Many birds eat insects naturally, so feeding mealworms to the birds is a natural thing to do. Mealworms are high in protein and attractive to a wide variety of birds. Mealworms are a great way to attract birds that don’t ordinarily come to seed feeders. And, many bird parents love to feed their babies live mealworms, so they are the perfect food to feature during nesting season.

Mealworms can be fed both alive or dried, although many birds prefer the live mealworms as they typically eat live insects in nature. Most of the birds we feed in our backyard eat insects as a large part of their diet, feeding mealworms will please these insect-eating birds. Mealworms attract a host of birds including Robins, Bluebirds, Blue Jays, Sparrows, Finches, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Titmice, Towhees, Wrens, Chickadees, Warblers, and even Purple Martins. 

Live mealworms are a wonderful treat for your backyard birds... They will gobble these insects up. Live mealworms must be kept in the fridge which keeps them cool and in their larval form. 

Birds typically look for food around the same time each day, so you can place worms in a feeder or tray at the same time the birds regularly visit. Make sure the birds can access the feeder but that the worms can’t crawl out! They can be offered in a wide variety of dishes and feeders we have available at the store. 

Mealworms are the larvae of the beetle Tenebrio Molitor. The larvae stage of the beetle typically lasts for 10 weeks. To maintain the larvae in a state of dormancy, they must be refrigerated. You can keep mealworms for several weeks and they will maintain their dormant state.

Container Size: Approximately 500 mealworms per container. Call us at (210) 479-2473 to learn more or come by the store!