Live Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are our best selling live food, and the number one choice for feeding wild birds. They are the larvae of the Flour Beetle, a native British insect which eats flour, meal, grain and other related crops. Their bodies are made up of over 48% crude protein and 40% fat making them an excellent, proven food for all insect eating garden birds.
Robins, as you can see from the photo here, just love them. They are the perfect food for young chicks and adults alike.
How to store: Mealworms can easily be stored in a garage or utility room because they are clean and odourless. They keep well at room temperature. Should you wish to store them for longer you can transfer them to the warmest part of your fridge, away from the icebox. Approx 230 worms per 40g .
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Service and Quality excellent Review by Claire
I have recently started having the live meal worms from Wriggers the quality is a high standard and I have Great Tits and Robins feeding from a small ground feeding tray I hold.
We have had new Great Tit fledglings bombing round the garden waiting for the worms. and the robin hops round my feet, I smile each time they eat as I know im am making there lives a little easier, they also have other food to forage so I don't feel they are dependant on what I supply, its just extras. Thank you for the good delivery services too round of applause for all involved thank you Claire (Posted on 03/07/2015)
Amazing Review by Imogen
The birds in our garden love these! Also customer service was excellent the mealworms got lost in the post a replacement was sent out within the hour free of charge fantastic service will we buying more! (Posted on 05/06/2015)
BIrds & Hedgehogs love 'em Review by sandra
We attract birds to our patio with sunflower hearts and we recently started ordering live mealworms.
At first they weren't interested (I also bought a hanging live work feeder from Wiggley Wigglers) so we put some worms in a bowl on the floor.
Still no interest, but instead we had prickly evening visitors (hedgehogs, we call then Sonic1 and Sonic2) and the sound they make when they eat the worms is adorable. They come every evening to pick up their snacks.
So I carried on buying the worms for the hedgeghogs.
Now, hey presto the birds and grabbing them too.
The worms are well packaged and arrive making a funny rustling sound. They are very lively when we first get them and you can hear them all moving. They eat lettuce leaves and porridge oats when they come for their short stay with us. (Posted on 15/09/2014)
great for london birdlife Review by jr
Have had these for several years now, and lovely to attract birds to a london garden. very easy to attract robin to eat from your hand with a little patience. For about 5 years had a very tame robin who would eat from my hand and perch on the laptop as we worked outside... ( or jump up and down on the fence outside the kitchen if we were late out)
.. sadly he is not gone, but the new robin "asbo robin" - ( he is a bit aggressive to the others!) is just begining to flutter quickly and take from my hand. This winter should cement that. I only feed by hand or worms in a hanging thing from the tree as cats are a problem here. Other birds also love them wrens, blackbirds and any bird feeding its young. Lovely to have so many birds within 100 yards of A23 - and feel I am doing y bit to keep the urban population up.
Storage - I buy the 500 g bag + decant into used margarine tubs and keep in the bottom of a spare fridge we have outside. I have a bag of bran to top up the feed if the worms need it . (Posted on 03/12/2013)
Robins and small birds Review by Barbara
We have a robin..or three, that appear in our garden around 4pm each day. I put mealworms out for them in three different spots and they love them. I do it this way because we are overrun with greedy pigeons and starlings in the mornings who steal and eat everything I put out.
If I am late or forget the robins sit on the fence and chirrup to remind me. (Posted on 09/09/2013)
Excellent service Review by John
I ordered these at 13:10 on Thursday and they arrived Friday morning at 8am. I have ordered the mealworms from Wiggly a number of times now and received the same excellent service each time. Having been regularly badly let down on delivery by other competing companies this was great.
The product itself is very good quality and packaged well.
Until now the robins have been regular visitors but they seem to have stopped breeding now so only occasionally pop in - also the blue and great tits. However, for the first time this year we have blackbirds nesting in our garden who aboslutely love the mealworms.
We put the mealworms in a ceramic pot inside a caged feeder which is great for the sparrows (still going mad for them), tits and robins but keeps the big birds out. Any that are dropped are quickly mopped up by the starlings and blackbirds.
However the male blackbird has now become very friendly and gets his own personal supply from the back door step - as does the robin. The robin has been known to come into the house demanding mealworms when the have run out.
The blackbird also brought his two chicks to tne back door to feed - to see this close up was amazing. They are now on their second brood so fingers crossed.
I would highly recommend this product and Wiggly to anyone. Thank you very much Wiggly!
(Posted on 19/07/2013)
What a difference! Review by Christina
I have three chickens. As a treat I normally give them dried mealworm with mixed corn, but recently I bought some live mealworm and the difference is amazing.
When offering the dried mealworm and trying to get them back into their run after a bit of freedom, they would look at me when I called then go right back to foraging. However, with the live mealworm, I call once and they are all crowding round and jumping on top of each other, so it is way easier to get them back in now.
Buying from Wiggly's is great as they are good value for money and you can order as much or as little as you want. The larger size comes in a thick brown envelope. (Posted on 02/05/2013)
Mealworms Review by Madds
The robins in our garden love these the only problem is how to stop them fighting amongst each other over the worms.
We now have several robins waiting for us in the morning on the fence for their daily treat.
The wife was a little worried about handling worms but she now has no such concerns as the worms supplied are lovely clean & odourless Wiggling away in their fresh bran and as they are supplied in little plastic tubs she just pour them straight into a dish out to the waiting flock
(Posted on 24/03/2013)
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