PetWave live Insects are the premium high quality choice, grown locally across Australia. PetWave is the perfect choice for your precious pet, whether you are feeding your pet Bearded Dragon, Green Tree Frog, Long Necked Turtle or even Chooks. Also as people become more aware of their environment and the creatures that inhabit it, wildlife carers are looking carefully at how to positively build health. From the sugar glider being cared back to health, the pet water dragon or blue-tongue lizard in the garden and the visiting kookaburra and butcher birds, all will benefit from supplementing their diet with natural live insects.
Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are the larvae of mealworm beetles. They have four stages of life: egg, larvae, pupa and adult beetle. Mealworms eat and grow until they have stored sufficient energy to transform into a pupa and then into a beetle.
PetWave Premium Quality Mealworms can be added to the diet of many animals to help provide variety in a balanced and naturally nutritious diet. As active movers, live mealworms are also perfect for animals who are stimulated by the movement of live food in order to eat. They are a clean and easily handled food.
Mealworms are high in protein and fat so are good for treats and building up young, sick, injured or gravid animals. Like any treat, mealworms should not be regarded as a stable food and always offered as part of a varied and well-balanced diet.
Mealworms contain: 59% Moisture, 10% Protein, 13% Fat, 330mg/kg Calcium and 1650mg/kg Phosphorus. No feeders supplied by PetWave are fed hormones.
Mealworms are suitable for feeding to the following pets:
- Frogs & Turtles
- Predatory Fish
- Insect eating birds
- Rats & Mice
Some delicate pet species can find mealworms hard to digest, due their hard exoskeleton.
Both the larva and the beetles are edible.
Refer to PetWave Care Sheets for more information.
Live Stock Special Shipping Requirements
At PetWave we are experts at shipping livestock (including Live Fish, Live Hermit Crabs, Live Insects and Live Aquatic Plants) across Australia. All PetWave live stock are professionally packed and shipped with absolute care and diligence. We ship our products as early as possible after you order on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week to ensure that there is no risk of our livestock being delayed over the weekend. All shipping options are designed to minimise transport time and stress on our live stock to ensure that they arrive fresh, healthy and happy.
Our premium livestock are carefully packed and labelled to ensure they arrive in great condition at your door. PetWave oversupply our insects by 10 to 20%, to allow for any make up for any small issues such as insect cannibalism. All shipments are ventilated, packed with sufficient dry food and fresh vegetables to ensure that your insects get sufficient nutrients, moisture and oxygen during their journey. All mealworms are packed in wheat bran mealworm bedding, while crickets and woodies are packed with corrugated cardboard to enable them protection and places to hide. Please refer to PetWave Care Sheets for advice on how to care for PetWave insects to ensure a safe transition to their new home.
In the rare event that live stock are adversely affected by transportation, then PetWave offers our 100% Live Guarantee. If it's worth doing, then it's worth doing well! PetWave guarantee that our live fish, live insects, live aquatic plants and live hermit crabs will arrive alive at your door. Delivering fresh, healthy & happy live products is the core of PetWave's business and our expertise. We continually work very hard with all parts of our supply chain to ensure that your livestock arrive at your door fresh, healthy and happy.
When we identify unusually extreme temperature forecasts (cold or hot), we will either include extra packaging (such as heat packs or dry ice) or delay delivery until a more appropriate time.
Bulk MealwormsI was surprised by how quickly I received the product after ordering. All mealworms were alive and well. Thank you.By: Melissaon 26 July 2021
MealwormsGrand food for rescue birds- in this case, White-winged Chough with terrible facial injury. 3 weeks to clean up infection before surgery to remove remains of her eye. I feed her mealworms, which she loves, so I can keep a check on her progress. Of course, the Superb Fairy- wrens that infest the garden have got on board with the extra feed!By: Anne Hugheson 21 July 2021
MealwormsPerfect condition, very healthy stock, thank you. Oh and superfast postage !By: Meganon 22 June 2021
MealwormsThe mealworms are wonderful freshBy: Nikkion 17 November 2020
Mealworms A1Got our big fat healthy mealworms delivered in 3 days. They even gave us some extra. Very happy. Highly recommend.By: Stephen Spierson 10 June 2020