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These high protein, freeze-dried mealworms are a fantastic alternative to live mealworms - all the protein without the wriggle! Mealworms are very popular during the breeding season, but are also an excellent supplement during the moulting period. Moulting is a drain on body reserves and during the moult, birds benefit from a diet which has a high protein content. Feathers themselves are made of a protein called beta-keratin, so it makes sense to offer birds a high protein diet at this time in their annual cycle.
Probably the most effective way to increase the protein content in their diet is to add dried mealworms to the food you are currently offering. Dried mealworms are 48 % protein and by mixing in a handful of mealworms each time you fill up your feeders, you will supplement their diet and help them regrow perfect feathers.
You can mix a handful of mealworms in with your seed mix or sunflower hearts - or you can offer them in a bespoke mealworm feeder, on top of a feeding station or on the ground for your beloved Robin - who is probably very fed up trying to jump up to the feeder!
These dried mealworms are imported with certificates of origin and health certification and have been fed on grains, e.g. Wheat, barley rice etc. not animal matter or human waste.
All our mealworm containers are tested by the AHCLA (Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories agency. We only import natural, safe, high quality mealworms.
Dried Mealworms FAQs:
- Should I soak dried mealworms for birds?
Dried mealworms can be fed to wild birds either as they come, or soaked in water. Mealworms are sometimes soaked in water before feeding to help wild birds get the hydration they need during the warmer months. Soaked mealworms are also good for the nesting season, since baby birds don’t drink water and rely on the moisture they get from their food.
If you’d like to read more about feeding dried mealworms to wild birds, check out our blog post Are Dried Mealworms Good for Birds?
- Can dried mealworms go bad?
One of the best things about dried mealworms is their long shelf life. If stored correctly, they can last up to 1.5 years. Always store your dried mealworms in a cool and dry place, preferably in an air-tight container.