About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Best mealworm feeders

Do you have feeders for mealworms?

Wild Birds Unlimited has several varieties of mealworm feeders. The most important thing to look for is a tray or dish that has a lip at least 1 ½ inches high so the worms can't crawl away.

The rule of thumb is to offer about 15 mealworms per bird once or twice a day, as a supplemental food, unless severe weather conditions limit natural sources. That is usually one spoonful. A hundred or so worms offered morning and evening would be adequate for a bird pair with nestlings a week old.
Chickadees, wrens, and orioles are pretty quick to figure out a new feeder. Bluebirds need a little time, but it's fun to watch nature up close, and you'll be amused at how quickly a relationship develops between you and the birds! 
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