How to Use Mealworms as Bird Food
Mealworms - What are the benefits?Birds love insects, and adding meal worms to your feeder is simpler than you think. Whether live or dried mealworms, these insects will be a nutritious snack that will be adored by hungry nestlings and breeding birds. By feeding them as a bird food source you will be unleashing an entirely new method of attracting different birds to your garden. Mealworms for birds can provide a whole host of nutritious value to your garden and help birds to find important nutrients when natural supplies may be low.
What are Mealworms?Our mealworms for wild birds are the larvae of the flour beetle, a native British beetle. They are scientifically known as Tribolium confusum, or darkling beetles. The larvae itself can be referred to as golden grubs, probably because they are absolute gold for birds to eat. Our range includes:
What birds eat mealworms?Any insectivorous (soft-billed) bird will love them.The majority of passerines (perching birds) will enjoy them too, especially when they are feeding their young. The protein is essential for their growth. Birds you will likely find enjoying them in your garden include;
Blue and great tits