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ARE MEALWORMS A GREAT TREAT FOR YOUR BEARDED DRAGONS?

Updated: Apr 17, 2022



MEALWORMS - A GREAT TREAT FOR YOUR BEARDED DRAGONS
BEARDED DRAGON

Bearded dragons are good pets because they are generally peaceful and fun reptiles. They tend to be passive, and they generally get calmer as they age.

Beardies enjoy interactions with their people, which is something that isn’t the case with all pet reptiles. You can take your bearded dragon out of its terrarium and allow it to explore your home under supervision. With the perfect control, you can even take it outside for walks!

With the right care, they can live to be 8-15 years old. This means more time to bond, play, and enjoy your time with each other.


What do Bearded Dragons eat?

Bearded dragons are omnivores. That means they can eat both plant and animal-based foods. grow very quickly and need lots of protein. Because of this, youngsters have a different feeding plan from fully grown adults. The balanced diet for a bearded dragon should contain protein, greens, vegetables, and fruits. Feeding a balanced diet is essential for their good health. A proper diet plan for your beardies includes the major part of insects and the remaining part is supplemental - greens, vegetables, and fruits:


  • Mealworms, Dubia roaches, crickets, and superworms.

  • Collard greens, green beans, broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, grapes, bananas, watermelon, and blueberries.


MEALWORMS

Mealworm is the larval form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio Molitor, a species of darkling beetle. Like all holometabolous insects, they go through four life phases: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Larvae generally count about 2.5 cm or more, and adults are between 1.25 and 1.8 cm in length.

Mealworms use as pet food for detained reptiles, fish, and birds. They are also used to feed wild birds in bird feeders, especially during the nesting season. Mealworms are valuable for their high protein content.

Mealworms are generally available in bulk and are commonly available in containers with bran or oatmeal for food. Saleable growers include a youngster hormone into the feeding process to keep the mealworm in the larval phase and achieve an abnormal length of 2 cm or greater.


These mealworms are available in two forms for consumption of pets-

1) Live Mealworms:

Live Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for you Arowana
Live Mealworms

Live mealworms are the ideal worms as a part diet of your pets as they have moisture, are appealing, easy to feed, among other benefits.

Feeding live mealworms to your pet furnishes excitement and interest at mealtime, creating every bite a fun treat.

Live mealworms should be kept in a tub with good ventilation and a comparative surface area. If you see condensation below the top of the container, ventilation must be grown.

Before feeding the live mealworms to your pets, gut-load them a few days before and when offering them to your pet, dust mealworms with calcium, vitamin D3, and other multivitamins.


Live Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 20%

Fat: 13%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 62%

*Approximate values.


2) Dried Mealworms:

Dried Mealworms- Nutritious and Healthy Food for your Arowana
Dried Mealworms

Dried mealworms are nourishing bombs for your pet birds, reptiles, hedgehogs, turtles, fishes, and many more. They are protein-rich as well as rich in amino acids with more benefits. Thinking of counting them towards your pet diet by combining them with their everyday food will eventually pay off in the long run.


Dried Mealworm Nutritional Values*

Protein: 53%

Fat: 28%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 5%

*Approximate values.


Are mealworms good for bearded dragons?

Yes, Bearded dragons mainly enjoy insect-based protein. Insects like mealworms, super worms are a great source of protein for bearded dragons. Beardies need these insects to help them secure a balanced and healthy diet.

Beardies can eat both Dried or Dead and live Mealworms. Most beardies will easily identify live ones since they do move as opposed to the dead ones.



Watch this Bearded Dragon enjoying his meal.


LIVE MEALWORMS

Live mealworms are excellent worms to feed these beardies as they have moisture, are attractive, easy to feed, among other benefits. Before feeding your beardies live mealworms, gut-load them a few days before and when offering them to your pet dust mealworms with calcium, vitamin D3, and other multivitamins.

DRIED MEALWORMS

Bearded Dragons can eat dried mealworms, whether they are dried naturally or dried. They are cheap, have a long shelf-life, need not refrigeration, among other benefits.

Secondly, you need to order the correct side of these worms. Standard sizes sold are ¼ inch to 1 inch, choose a smaller size for your youngster while for adults, choose a bigger size, depending on their size.



To learn more about mealworms, how to feed them to your pets, or where to purchase mealworms, get in touch with Pro-meal. We are the supplier of mealworms, both live and dried, available for purchase. Also, we can answer all your questions about storage, feeding, and nutrition.



 

Why Purchase From Pro-meal?

  • Fresh and Healthy Worms- Our mealworms both live and dried are packaged fresh and at the peak of their nutrition cycle. 100% grown and processed in India.

  • Organically Grown- We feed our worms strictly Organic Feeds including fruits and vegetables. This ensures that you will get all-natural chemical-free worms for your pets.

  • Reliable Supply- Imagine you feed your pets mealworms for a week and next week there's no supply! URGH! Our production ensures regular reliable supply.

  • Pathogen Free- We regularly test all our batches of worms for pathogens like salmonella, Ecolli, and bacteria. This Live Delivery ensures 100% safe feeding for your pets!

Note- If you order live, you should get the worms live. We guarantee Live delivery of worms. If you receive otherwise, you are entitled to a replacement/ refund.


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