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Mealworms as treats for Finches

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

The true finches are small to medium-sized passerine birds. Finches have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and nuts and often have colorful plumage. They occupy a great range of habitats where they are usually resident and do not migrate. They have a worldwide distribution except for Australia and the polar regions. These little beauties are among the most popular and widely kept types of pet birds in the world. The finch species most commonly kept as pets come from the Estrildidae family of finches, like the zebra finch Gouldian finch, owl finch and society finch.

Finch Eating  Mealworm

A finch will thrive on a pelleted base diet, such as daily diet specifically designed for finches, supplemented with fresh greens and other vegetables, grubs, eggfood and some seed. Finches are generally seed eaters that eat a variety of plant seeds, especially grasses. Depending on the season, seed availability, insects and certain fruits, berries, and other vegetation will constitute the bulk of a finch's diet during certain times of the year.

Mealworms of small sizes are also one of the popular food for finches

Mealworm in diet plays important role in nutrition of these birds. Mealworm is the foods that is healthy, energy and protein-rich alternatives to bread which your birds love! Dried mealworms are a protein-rich treat that will be welcomed by all wildfowl. Protein is important all year round.

Watch video of these birds enjoying mealworm:


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.

Mealworms generally contains nutritional values as per follows:

Live Mealworm Nutritional Values*

  • Protein: 21%

  • Fat: 12%

  • Fiber: 2%

  • Water: 63%

Dried Mealworm Nutritional Values*

  • Protein: 52%

  • Fat: 27%

  • Fiber: 6%

  • Water: 6%

*Approximate values (Proportion may vary)

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