Mealworms are an excellent <a href="/collections/live-food/">live food for reptiles</a> as they provide high quality protein and essential nutrients as well as being small enough for the vast majority of reptiles to eat. Mealworms are also easily digested. Mealworms are usually fed to reptiles (including snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises) in conjunction with other food soures to provide a balanced diet.
Mealworms as Live Food FAQs
What are mealworms?
The term mealworm usually refers to the larval stage of the mealworm beetle but is regularly used to refer to similar larvae.
Are mealworms good for reptiles?
Mealworms contain high amounts of protein and essential nutrients and are an appropriate live food for many reptiles, amphibians and birds.
Can a bearded dragon live on mealworms?
Mealworms should not be used as the sole source of nutrition. They are best used as a supplement, limited to a few worms a week as a snack.
How do you keep mealworms for reptiles?
Keeping mealworms at lower temperatures, for example in a fridge, can lengthen their lifecycle and to will increase the time it takes for the mealworms to turn into the adult beetle. Ensure that they are not kept at damagingly cold temperatures to ensure they stay alive. They are best kept in a plastic tub or similar.