Dried mealworms provide a high protein snack for insect eating garden birds without the inconvenience of keeping live food. Freeze-dried mealworms retain all the energy and protein of live food locked in for extended shelf life. Dried mealworms can be fed all year round but are especially useful during springtime to help parents feed hungry fledglings. Throughout the year they provide a valuable source of protein for times when other insects may be in short supply due to poor weather or competition.
Dried mealworms will help attract a large range of insect eating birds to your garden.
Please note: We do NOT recommend feeding mealworms to hedgehogs because they can become dependent on them and they can be a contributory factor in causing Metabolic Bone Disease, a potentially fatal condition for hedgehogs. Read our article on MBD here.
For hedgehogs we would always recommend using a complete, nutritionally balanced food such as our proprietary Ark Hedgehog Food Original or if you wish to offer them an occasional snack try Dried Calcium Worms as an alternative.
Dried mealworms can be fed on their own or soaked overnight to increase the moisture content.