mealworms are naturally rich in protein

mealworms are naturally rich in protein

Finding Live Food can become difficult as the season progresses and competition for natural resources increases. So if you provide a reliable source of food near to a nest or Nest Box this will help parent birds provide fresh, nutritious protein-rich food to their young, thus helping them raise a healthy brood. Live foods will also be appreciated by insectivorous birds such as Wrens, Dunnocks, Wagtails and Tits.

Mealworms & Worms

Finding Live Food can become difficult as the season progresses and competition for natural resources increases. So if you provide a reliable source of food near to a nest or Nest Box this will help parent birds provide fresh, nutritious protein-rich food to their young, thus helping them raise a healthy brood. Live foods will also be appreciated by insectivorous birds such as Wrens, Dunnocks, Wagtails and Tits.

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  1. Dried Mealworms
    • Dried Mealworms are welcomed by a variety of species in your garden and contain all the protein without the wriggle.
    • Do your bit to help by providing a reliable source of protein-rich food such as dried mealworms.
    • One species that will be really appreciative is the Robin.

    from €5.45

  2. Dried Mealworm Square for Birds 90g
    €6.45
  3. Can O'Worms 35g
    €5.95
  4. Dried mealworms 900g (bucket)
    • Protein-rich food source
    • Easy and simple to prepare
    • Ideal for ground/table feeding
    €19.95
  5. Calcium Worms 600g (bucket)
    • High in protein
    • High in essential calcium
    • Suitable for ground/table feeding
    €13.95
  6. Protein-rich Dried Insect Mix 700g (bucket)
    €19.95
    • 35 years experience in biodiversity
    • Supporting Wildlife Partners across Ireland and Europe
    • Ireland's Leading Wildlife Care Specialists
  7. Dried Mealworm Square Value Pack (3 x 90g blocks)
    • Europe's Leading Wildlife Specialists
    • Over A Million Orders Since 2021
    • 98% of our customers would buy again!
    €17.95 €19.35
  8. Ultimate Peanut Butter for Birds - with Mealworms
    €2.95 As low as €2.45
  9. Fat Balls - with Mealworms
    €2.45 As low as €2.05
  10. Peanut Cake Square with Mealworms
    • Our Peanut Cakes are one of the highest calorie foods that we produce and are a phenomenal success with garden birds.
    • Formulated from animal and vegetable fats and bound with peanut flour they have proved irresistible to a wide range of species.
    • The cakes are popular with tits, finches, woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Treecreepers, Goldcrests and Robins.
    €3.25 As low as €2.35
  11. Peanut Cake Tube with Mealworms (500ml)
    €4.95 As low as €4.45
  12. Half filled coconut with mealworms and insects
    €2.75 As low as €2.25
    • 35 years experience in biodiversity
    • Supporting Wildlife Partners across Ireland and Europe
    • Ireland's Leading Wildlife Care Specialists
  13. Whole Coconut with Mealworms and Insects for Birds
    €4.25 As low as €3.65
  14. Dried Mealworm for Birds Starter Pack
    €11.95
  15. Mealworm Block and Feeder
    • 98% of our customers would buy again!
    • Over 1 Million Orders Since 2021
    • Europe's Leading Wildlife Specialists
    €9.95 €13.95
  16. Freeze-Dried Mealworms (100g)
    €12.95 As low as €11.95
    Out of stock
  17. Peanut Cake Tube with Mealworms (500ml)
    €8.95 As low as €7.95
    Out of stock

Mealworms and Live Food

Finding Live Food can become difficult as the season progresses and competition for natural resources increases. So if you provide a reliable source of food near to a nest or Nest Box this will help parent birds provide fresh, nutritious protein-rich food to their young, thus helping them raise a healthy brood. Live foods will also be appreciated by insectivorous birds such as Wrens, Dunnocks, wagtails and tits.

Our wide variety of seed mixes has managed to attract over 80 different species of birds to people’s gardens, but it is worth remembering that there are some species that prefer to eat insects, and that some birds, such as the rapidly declining House Sparrow, need insects for their young to develop properly.

There are two ways in which we can increase the amount of live food available in our gardens.  The most obvious is by providing mealworms, waxworms or earthworms, ideally at the same time every day so that the birds grow accustomed to them.

Mealworms and waxworms are not slimy, nor are they maggots.  In common with our earthworms they are easy to store, an excellent source of animal protein, and are supplied in containers that make handling them unnecessary.

The other way we can help is by increasing the numbers of invertebrates that are naturally present in our gardens.  This doesn’t mean that you have to turn your garden into a wilderness.  Simple measures such as having a compost heap, allowing an area of the lawn to grow a bit longer, having a couple of log piles and, above all, reducing the use of pesticides will all help.

Remember that many soft-bodied animals feed on decaying vegetable matter, so a very tidy garden is likely to support fewer potential Robin breakfasts!

Native plants and shrubs will normally be more attractive to invertebrates as you can reap the benefits of associations made over thousands of years.  This doesn’t mean that all exotics are bad, but having a proportion of plants of native provenance will certainly make a difference.