Mealworms can come either dried or live and both are very similar. It may just come down to personal preference on which you’d rather serve, but here are some of the facts.
The birds themselves don’t have a preference, and as both have similar nutritional value they are equally good for your garden birds. Live mealworms however may be more popular with the birds due to their freshness.
It can be a little trickier to store live mealworms with them requiring a cool dry place potentially a fridge. Make sure you have a storage plan before you purchase them.
Ultimately Dried Mealworms are easier, but if you fancy watching birds chase and play with live natural food, Live Mealworms are the choice for you!