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  • Robin feeding on high-quality dried mealworms, available from Haith's.
  • Glossy dried mealworms, sold at Haith's.
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Dried Mealworms for wild birds

Regular price £5.03
Regular price £6.29 Sale price £5.03

Ideal for

Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-Tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Starling, House Sparrow, Collared Dove

  Bird Table


Haith's paper bags available in bulk.


Wriggle-free goodness for birds - feed dried mealworms straight from the bag or mix them with your favourite bird food to add additional protein. 

Dried mealworms have many of the advantages of live mealworms but also have additional benefits; they can be mixed with softfoods and seed mixes (see Huskfree Advance with dried mealworms & Mealworm Crumble). We recommend using dried mealworms judiciously during the breeding season and ideally moistening prior to use by soaking them in warm water to rehydrate them for youngsters. They can also be fed as they are - straight from the bag as they deliver extra protein all-year-round.

Dried mealworms are a popular and nutritious treat for garden birds, offering a variety of benefits that contribute to the well-being of these feathered visitors. These small, protein-packed morsels are a convenient and versatile food source that can attract a diverse range of bird species to your garden.

One significant advantage of feeding dried mealworms to garden birds is their high protein content. Birds require protein for various physiological functions, especially during breeding seasons when demands for energy and nutrients are heightened. Dried mealworms serve as a valuable supplemental food source, providing the essential proteins necessary for muscle development, feather maintenance, and overall vitality.

The concentrated nutritional profile of dried mealworms also includes beneficial fats, vitamins, and minerals. These components contribute to the overall health of garden birds, supporting functions such as metabolism, immune response, and the development of strong beaks and bones. Additionally, the fat content in mealworms serves as a valuable energy source, aiding birds in meeting their daily energy requirements.

Feeding dried mealworms to garden birds can attract a wide array of species, including insectivores like robins, blackbirds, and wrens. The versatility of mealworms makes them an excellent supplement to traditional birdseed, offering a diverse diet that appeals to different bird preferences.

Moreover, dried mealworms can be used to create interactive feeding experiences. Placing them in specialised feeders or scattered on bird tables encourages natural foraging behaviours, providing mental stimulation for birds. This engagement contributes to a more dynamic and enjoyable environment for both the birds and the birdwatchers.

When incorporating dried mealworms into your garden bird feeding routine, it's essential to ensure the quality of the product, and that the mealworms are free from contaminants and properly preserved. Additionally, moderation is key, as dried mealworms should be offered as a supplement rather than a primary food source.

Dried mealworms serve as a valuable and nutritious addition to the diet of garden birds, offering essential proteins, fats, and nutrients. Their versatility, attraction of bird species, and potential for interactive feeding experiences make dried mealworms a delightful and beneficial component of any garden bird feeding regime.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Eileen Smy (Grimsby, GB)
Bird food

Always good quality bird food from Haiths

Hello Eileen, thank you very much for posting this great review.

Mrs Sheila. Sherrard-Smith (Shepperton, GB)

Arrived with speed. Birds love the ixture

Hello Sheila, thank you for your review. This is great to hear!

Lynn Patterson (Erith, GB)
Great addition

I put mealworms out with other foods and they are readily eaten by most of the visitors to the garden.

Hello Lynn, thank you for your review. Dried Mealworms are always a hit with the garden birds

Margaret H (Fareham, GB)
Blackbirds love these

The blackbirds go for these before anything else. I mix them in with the suet pellets.

Heidi (Stafford, GB)
Battle of the birds!

These seem to attract the most feathered visitors but chaos ensues. The starlings bully the wood pigeons for them, the magpie and jackdaws join in the scrum and the blackbirds hop about collecting all the scattered bits that the messier eaters have flung around. We daren't put any laundry out when we've dished out the mealworms! :-D

Morning Heidi, thank you for your review. Dried Mealworms certainly sound popular in your garden!