Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are the larvae of the darkling beetle. They are an excellent food source for reptiles, fish, birds, chickens, and exotic pets. They are exceptionally high in protein, making them a food staple. In spring, wild birds need a steady supply of high-protein grubs while raising their young. Put mealworms outside in a dish and you’ll soon have a parade of wild birds every day! Wild birds, chickens, reptiles, monkeys, reptiles, and fish enjoy eating a wriggling larvae that gives them a sense of capture and wriggling delight! Feed your animal’s wild instinct and offer more live foods.