Do Cardinals Eat Dried Mealworms?

Do Cardinals Eat Dried Mealworms?

4th May 2023

Many of us enjoy watching the variety of birds that visit our homes throughout the year. You may be wondering if you can attract more birds to your yard—including the vibrant and beautiful red cardinal—if you offer a special treat such as dried mealworms.

There’s good news: Many birds, including cardinals, enjoy dried mealworms. Other birds that will eat mealworms include chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, bluebirds, and robins. Here are just a few things you need to know if you plan to dish up some tasty dried mealworms for your feathered friends.

  • Dried mealworms can be served alone or in a feeder. You can place the dried mealworms in their own bird feeder or mix the worms in with regular seed.
  • Dried mealworms are nutritious. They are high in protein, fat, and fiber. Birds naturally eat worms as part of their diet, so dried mealworms will appeal to many songbirds.
  • Dried mealworms can attract a greater variety of birds than seed. If you are an avid birdwatcher and wish more birds would visit your feeders, offering dried mealworms might do the trick. Some bird species may not be attracted by seed alone.
  • Don’t be surprised if birds don’t immediately eat the dried mealworms. You can try rehydrating the worms with a little bit of water, especially if you are putting the mealworms out for the birds without mixing them with seed.
  • Consider dried mealworms to be an occasional treat. Mixing some into your regular seed feeder is just fine. If you are offering only dried mealworms, make sure you do so on a limited basis to avoid overfeeding.

Dried Mealworms From ABDragons

Our dried mealworms come from live mealworms that are frozen and then roast-dried to preserve their nutritional value. Our 100% farm-raised roast-dried mealworms have no added colors, flavors, or preservatives. Order in quantities of eight ounces, one pound, and two pounds, and make your neighborhood birds very happy.

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