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How to attract birds in your garden with mealworms

Updated: Jun 28, 2021


Mealworm in diet plays important role in nutrition of birds. Mealworm is the foods that is healthy, energy and protein-rich alternatives to bread which birds loves alot! Dried mealworms are a protein-rich treat that will be welcomed by all wildfowl. Protein is important all year round; from the busy breeding season building & defending nests, raising young and increased competition for food, to the short dark days of winter when cold weather and fewer daylight hours make finding natural food sources difficult.



Mealworms are nutritious insects that are high in protein and fat. They are a good food for birds, reptiles, small animals, and even people. Mealworms are the larvae of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio Molitor, also called the darkling beetle or tenebrio beetle. The larvae may also be called yellow mealworms or golden grubs, and they're pure gold for the birds that eat them. These insects are a rich source of protein that is necessary for muscle development in birds.




Many birds are attracted to live mealworms, particularly the soft-billed bird species and include: Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Nuthatch, Robin, Starling, Song Thrush, Wren. Gardens are really nice place for birds to find food, roam freely. Due to increased urbanization such areas are less and mealworms which are natural part of bird's diet are difficult to find therefore there are high chances that birds will attract to your garden if mealworms are offered.


You can use a dish with sides to prevent the mealworms from crawling out, You can use some sort of basic household or garden bowl or dish, which has smooth edges are easy ways to offer live mealworms. For any type of feeder you use, which isn't protected by a cage and therefore allows all species of bird to easily take however many live mealworms they want, then note that, and in particular in the breeding season, even a large quantity of the mealworms can very quickly be taken. In molting season, in dry weather and low rainfall it is difficult for birds to find food there fore these are the best times to offer mealworms for the birds in your garden.


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