We are now able to offer restricted quantities of live mealworms to our customers, but are limiting orders to a MAXIMUM of 500g ONCE WEEKLY PER CUSTOMER.
This helps ensure that everyone has access to at least some mealworms for their birds. Please note that our supplier will be auditing orders, and they have reserved the right to cancel any order(s) which exceed the requested limit.
live waxworms have proved to be a very popular alternative and are also still available.
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.
We can now supply a 1kg Live Mealworm Bat Pack! These 1kg bags of live mealworms do not contain newspaper - the ink from which is toxic to bats
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.
Please Note: all live foods are sent by First Class Royal Mail. They may therefore take 3-5 working days and will arrive separately from the rest of your order. Orders received before 10.00am on Monday-Thursday will be dispatched on the same day. Orders received on a Friday-Sunday will be dispatched on the following Monday.