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Dried Calciworms

£3.75£7.00

Treat your birds to high energy, high protein calciworms. Give as part of a varied offering of supplemental feeding.

Not suitable for Hedgehogs

 

Dried Calciworms

Offering dried calciworms to the wild birds gives them lots of the nutrients they need to breed well.

Calciworms, also known as Phoenix worms or soldier fly larvae. They are a type of feeder insect commonly used as a nutritious food source for birds.

  1. Protein: They are rich in protein, which is essential for muscle development, growth, and overall health in birds. They typically contain around 16-20% protein by dry weight, making them an excellent source of high-quality protein for birds.
  2. Calcium: One of the key nutritional benefits of calciworms is their high calcium content. Calcium is essential for birds, especially those that lay eggs. It helps in the formation of strong eggshells and contributes to overall bone health. Calciworms have a calcium to phosphorus ratio of approximately 3:1, which is ideal for most bird species.
  3. Fat: Calciworms contain moderate levels of fat, which provides birds with essential fatty acids and energy. The fat content in calciworms can vary depending on factors such as the age and size of the larvae.
  4. Vitamins and Minerals: In addition to calcium, calciworms also contain other essential vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for bird health. These include vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
  5. Moisture: Calciworms have a relatively high moisture content, which can help prevent dehydration in birds, especially those that may not drink water frequently.

Overall, calciworms are a highly nutritious food source for birds, providing essential nutrients such as protein, calcium, vitamins, and minerals. They can be particularly beneficial for breeding birds, growing chicks, and birds with high calcium requirements, such as egg-laying species. However, as with any dietary component, it’s essential to ensure that calciworms are offered as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of other foods to meet all of the bird’s nutritional needs.

Size

500g, 1kg

Dried Calciworms
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