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Live meal worms


Hi have a rescued bird chick probrably a great tit, too small too have fledged. I would have left it had it been bigger but was dying in baking heat and mum ignoring. I've been feeding it very regularly on cat biscuit soaked in boiled water but I'd like to find some live meal worms for it. I tried dried it doesn't like the consistency. Anyone know any pet shops that sell live meal worms here except dead and dried? Thanks


Any of the tits do not eat worms. Call your local vet and they will put you in touch with the local wildlife rescue who will know how to deal with the bird.

May 17, 2016 01:44

Hi Mike these aren't worms they are the larvae of a beetle and I assure you tits do eat these dried off of my bird table. Plus great tits are thugs have been known for example to eat pipestrelle bats in times of limited food. I do know where a rescue is but imagine they are inundated right now and I'm doing this properly limited contact no speaking to it etc

May 17, 2016 07:18

I'm not ringing. The vet there is plenty of accurate stuff on wild life websites and I have a friend working for the PDSA in the uk as a volunteer and she was doing the same as I was under instructions from their expert

May 17, 2016 07:20
CM May 18, 2016 10:41


I brought up a baby blue tit once, from nearly bare until it was starting to fly.

Food was Americain (so mince, preferably not spiced) mixed with some honey & milk into a goo.

Matchstick worked a treat for feeding, and George thrived on it.

If it survives to trying to fly round the house, or if you'd prefer to get it help sooner, they will take it in and hopefully release it when ready, at:

Good luck.

May 20, 2016 11:14