Many animals benefit from mealworms, specifically birds. A guide on how to feed this nutritious snack to your pet and how to store them is a must!
Mealworms are small larvae of the mealworm beetle and can be bought and stored live or dried. They can be kept safe for consumption for quite some time. Bluebirds, Chickadees, Eastern Mockingbirds, Orioles, Tufted Titmice, and Wrens are a few types of birds that prosper
from mealworms’ nutrition.
Their source of protein and fat content gives these birds energy and helps to build muscle. Feeding once a day offers birds plenty of nutrients, but you can offer as much or as little as you want. While mealworms shouldn’t be the sole source of food for these wild birds, they add to their diet and can be offered to them with ease.
How to safely feed Mealworms to Birds
Attracting an array of alluring birds can be achieved with mealworms, as long as they are presented properly and placed in an easily accessible way. Enjoying the beauty of birds while providing them with nutrition can be most-rewarding. It may seem probable to just scatter the mealworms on the ground, but if you want to ensure that the birds can successfully be feed, you will want to take a different approach.
Mealworms need to be contained so that, if alive, they don’t crawl away. Placing them on a platform feeder or a shallow dish will make them easily accessible to the birds. A cheap store-bought feeder or even a homemade feeder is suitable. Once birds know where to find this nutritious snack, they will return and easily go through over 100 mealworms a day. Be sure to clean your serving dishes on occasion to avoid bacteria and unwanted critters.
Knowing which birds benefit from mealworms and properly feeding them allows bird-lovers to safely add value and nutrition to this species. Stored and fed properly, mealworms can be accessible to you all year.
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