I thought I read somewhere that mealworms could be fed to rats as a treat, or perhaps as part of their diet. I'm sure it stated as a treat. I was just wondering if anyone has done this/knows more about this?
Hm, I tried this with my bird... she just let it wriggle out of her cage... But rats are much more curious, so I wouldn't doubt that the occasional one could be a good treat, they're probably high in protein which is why they should be used as treats..
My rats love mealworms. I'd be scared to give them superworms though.
I give cocoa crickets every once in a while. only one or two. They are a drug to her. Wax worms are fatty so i dont give those much.
as an occasional treat i have given meal worms and super worms , crickets, crayfish (or for the southerners crawfish) but not that often becuse i was uncertain on how good they were for them. even my mice loved crayfish small ones with claws removed.
My rats have always loved mealies. Along with my Sugar Gliders, who go nuts for them. The only thing that bothers me is having to touch them to give them to my little fuzzies. :lol:
It's odd, I find rats' big old somewhat scaled-looking tails adorable. But I am absolutely repulsed by mealworms.
yeah mealworms are kinda creepy. if you keep the mealworms refrigerated, a little plastic tub of them like you get from petsmart can last you like a month. after a while they turn into pupas (still edible) and like a few weeks after that they turn into beetles (i never fed these, but i kept them like pets, LOL). i used to be able to play with them and all sorts of stuff, but these days i stick with the chopsticks to dig them out of their sandy tupper, lol.
i never had a problem only having one or two on hand becuse i have lizard who love meal worms so i buy box of 1000 and use to breed them same with cricket. super worms are harder to breed but i did breed them for a while. i never liked meal worms but after a while they grow on you i got to the point of scooping big handfuls up with my bare hands lol.