mealworms, superworms & wax worms for sale: live worms
Shop for mealworms, superworms & wax worms for sale at Petco and discover a diverse way to fill out your reptile’s menu. When it comes to feeder insects, mealworms are often one of the most widely recognized varieties. Surprisingly, they are actually beetle larvae and are often kept refrigerated to stop the growth process and keep them from growing into mature insects. Once you bring home your batch, you can keep them alive in your fridge for up to a month as long as you keep them below 40 degrees. Although they can provide high protein and fat than other feeder instincts, mealworms are not recommended for young or weakened reptiles who may have trouble breaking hard chitin shells.
If your reptile prefers moving prey, superworms can provide them with an option that’s more active. Unlike some other feeder insects, superworms will die if refrigerated, so keep them at room temperature until mealtime. Superworms can also provide your monitor, chameleons and other reptiles with a high protein and fat source. They are also more filling since they are much larger than giant mealworms. You may however need to provide your pet with calcium supplements, since superworms can sometimes be deficient in this essential nutrient.
If you’re looking for a way to reward your reptile, many pet parents use waxworms. Along with being a delicious treat for your pet, waxworms can also be a great way to help ill reptiles put on weight because they are known for being higher in fat than other feeder insects. Waxworms can be refrigerated, but most pet parents make sure to let them reach room temperature before serving them to their reptiles.
Browse through the many mealworms, superworms & waxworms for sale and provide your reptile with a moving meal or snack they can’t resist.