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LIVE Mealworms

Regular price
£5.50

Live Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are our best selling live food, and the number one choice for feeding wild birds in the UK. 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: Live 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.
Our live mealworm are for sale in various weights.

Do squirrels eat mealworms?

Pesky Squirrels will eat just about any birdfood, including live and dried mealworms! You best bet to deter them is to put your feeders on a surface they cannot climb (like a window) or use a feeder with a cage.

What birds like live mealworms?

Mealworms, waxworms, worms and insects are loved by birds such as robins, blackbirds, thrushes, tits and nuthatches. Feeding live food in the spring helps during the breeding season as they provide much needed protein. Tits and robins love mealworms and the latter can become very tame in exchange for their favourite snack.

How to store live mealworms?

Live 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.

When should I feed live mealworms?

Live foods are very nutritious for a lot of bird species and you can feed all year round. However, there are two key times to feed live food:

1: Winter – Mealworms are particularly good for insectivorous birds at a time when they may be struggling to get worms etc. out of frozen ground. If you are persistent you may even be able to get robins to take mealworms from your hand!

2: The Breeding Season – When your garden birds have chicks in the nest mealworms are by far the best food.

How should I feed live mealworms?

Place them in a high-sided dish or feeder so that the don't escape.

HOW YOUR ORDER WILL WIGGLE IT'S WAY TO YOU.

All our orders are now despatched from our farm here in Herefordshire and so we’ve made a few changes. All orders will be sent out on the same day that you order whenever possible as long as you order before 1pm.

Wiggly Standard Delivery (3 - 5 day delivery) £3.95
If you don't mind when your order arrives... (within reason of course) Choose standard delivery and we will despatch your order with the best option for us. This may be DPD or Royal Mail. You need to allow 2 - 5 days for delivery, and we can post to anywhere in mainland Britain.

Next Week Day Delivery for £5.95
We always aim to despatch all orders placed before 1pm on the same day however if you need a guaranteed Next Day delivery then please choose the Next Day delivery option. If you order on a Friday then the delivery will be with you on the following Monday.

Highlands and Islands
Please choose the standard option as there is no guaranteed service for next day on the following postcodes:
IV1-IV99, KA27-KA28, KW1-K17, AB31-AB38, AB41-AB56, FK17-FK21, PH15-PH50, HS1-HS9, ZE1-ZE3 PA20–PA80
we are not able to offer a next day DPD service (it will take longer).

Overseas – Not Available.
Saturday Delivery – Not Available.

Email us at wiggly@wigglywigglers.co.uk