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The Wonderful World of Mealworms: Benefits, Feeding Tips, and How to Enhance Your Garden Birds' Diet

Posted on May 10 2023, By: Lydia Lucas


Mealworms are a delightful treat for your garden birds, offering numerous benefits and a nutritional boost.

Walter's Dried Mealworms can be fed year-round, but they are particularly loved by our feathered friends in the colder months and during nesting season. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of mealworms, share advice on how to feed them, and provide tips for incorporating mealworms into your birds' diet.


Benefits of Mealworms

High Protein Content: Mealworms are an excellent source of protein, which is essential for your garden birds' growth, development, and overall health. This high protein content is particularly important during the nesting season when birds need additional nutrients to care for their fledglings.


Year-Round Availability: Walter's Dried Mealworms can be fed throughout the year, offering a consistent food source for your garden birds. They are especially appreciated during colder months when natural food is sparse.


Feeding Tips

Versatile Feeding Options: Walters dried mealworms can be fed from a feeder, a bird table, or simply scattered on the ground. In hot periods, it is best to feed them in the shade, away from direct sunlight.


Supplement, Not Standalone: While mealworms are a favourite amongst birds, they should not be used as a standalone bird food. Mix mealworms with seeds or nuts to create a balanced, complete diet for your garden birds.


Soaking Mealworms

Although Walter's Dried Mealworms can be fed straight from the bag, soaking them in hot water for 20-40 minutes can offer additional benefits:

Hydration: Soaked mealworms provide much-needed hydration for birds, especially during dry weather.


Easier Consumption: Soaked mealworms are softer, making them easier for young birds to swallow and less messy overall.


Mealworms are a fantastic addition to your garden birds' diet, offering numerous benefits, including a high protein content and year-round availability. By following the feeding tips shared in this blog post, you can ensure that your birds receive the balanced nutrition they need while enjoying their favourite treat.


So why not give Walter's Dried Mealworms a try and watch your garden come alive with the delightful sight of thriving birds?


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