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Reptile Live Food
At Yorkshire-Worms we understand that only the highest quality Lobworms and Dendrobaena worms are suitable for your pet. Our Lobworms and Dendrobaena worms are stored in the best conditions possible to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.
Live worms are an ideal addition to most reptile and birds dietary needs. Live worms come very close to being the ‘complete nutritional package’ for many reptiles, fish etc. Worms are packed with protein and vitamins and form at least 50% of a reptile diet. Please note: Reptiles require a balanced diet to ensure they remain in tip-top condition, you will need to research your animals correct dietary needs.
Sizes do vary from small to medium to large depending on the age and diet of the worm and can easily be broken into smaller parts to feed to small pets. However, a whole, small earthworm is more nutritionally complete than part of a larger worm.
Live worms are taken by most predatory reptiles and a secondary, but very important point to make is that live worms allow the predator to ‘hone’ their hunting skills.
Uneaten whole worms can stay alive in aerated freshwater for up to eight hours, but once dead, worms will decompose rapidly in water so do not add too many worms in one go.