Do I have fussy birds?I don't want to give this product a -bad- review since the mealworms were just as described. However I seem to have fussy birds. The Bad arrived promptly (separately and before a load of other stuff I ordered from RSPB), in a suitable bag and box marked with live warnings.
The mealworms were all alive as far as I can tell, and supplied with what I assume is some meal to keep them alive enroute. They all looked healthy and I didn't see any dead 'worms or beetles, however...
Unfortunately my birds (mostly tits, robins, pigeons, collared doves, starlings, thrush and the occasional rare Jay) prefer the dried mealworms to the live ones. It took a lot longer for these to go - thankfully they stayed happy and healthy during their stay, just a shame that they weren't more popular as I was hoping it'd be a nice treat for the birdies.
That said, the 'product' was exactly as advertised so I'd still heartily recommend these, for birds that are happy to eat them! By Alex, on 3 May 2016
Great for the birdsI was a little nervous about ordering these, but the weather is getting cooler and the birds will need all the help they can get, so I ordered them, they came very well packaged, I placed them in a plastic tub and made holes in the lid, I put some out for the birds, I felt very guilty about, but shortly when the Robins and starlings came down and noticed them, and started feeding the feeling soon passed, especially when the magpie came down and took off with about 20 in his beak, not sure how long they will last but the price seems quite reasonable. By Becky, on 19 Sep 2015
Dead mouldy beetlesI have bought these meal worms a few times and they have been great. However the last couple deliveries have included live beetles, which is understandable. However the last delivery the bag had a small hole, hence a great escape by the meal worms, it doesn't take much!! Secondly I found more beetles and a clump of mouldy dead beetles - perhaps not quite so acceptable. Shame as I will be going elsewhere and see what the quality is like. However I did expect top quality by the RSPB.
RSPB response: Thank you for your review, please contact customer services as we would like to investigate this. It may have been due to the heat and a delay in delivery, but we would like to make sure as this should not be the case. By Maxi , on 2 Jun 2015
Live mealworms 500g
- Product information
Yes, they're live but, no, they don't smell! And they're not really worms either, but beetle larvae.
This clean-to-handle, best-selling bird food makes a delicious high-protein treat - especially for sparrows, robins, tits and blackbirds.
Feed them just a few at a time and see how the wild birds in your garden enjoy them and come back for more.
500 g is approx. 5,800 worms.
Please note - This product is only available for delivery to UK mainland addresses.
Direct delivery from our supplier. Not available for Next Day or Nominated Day delivery services.
Most garden birds will eat many different foods. Here's a quick guide to the birds that particularly enjoy this food, though other species may also enjoy it too:
- Blackbird - Blackcap - Blue tit - Dunnock - Great tit - House sparrow - Long-tailed tit - Robin - Song thrush - Starling - Wren
Offer this live bird food to garden birds no more than twice a day to ensure a mixed diet.
Use all year round but please note that despatch may be delayed in hot weather.
Your mealworms will arrive in a recyclable paper sack, which should be reclosed after each use or the contents decanted into a lidded plastic tub for temporary storage in a cool dark place.
Please note - Live mealworms are not available for delivery outside of the UK.
Weight 500 g
Cost per 100g £2.80
- Delivery Returns
This is a direct despatch (DD) item. It will be sent direct from our supplier and will arrive in a separate parcel from other items you order.
Next Day Delivery and Choose The Day Delivery is not available for orders containing DD products as we do not control when the items are despatched.
Available on backorder
You can still add this item to your basket. It will be dispatched separately, but you'll only pay for delivery once.
Please note, the number of weeks for delivery are only estimates.
Live mealworms 500g
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