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Medium Live Mealworms 1000 Pack

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  • Fresh, healthy, fat feeder worms delivered direct to your door
  • See the terms below for our Live Mealworm Guarantee*
  • Exotic Nutrition offers Small (1/4 inch), Medium (1/2 inch) and Giant size (1+ inch long) mealworms

*LIVE MEALWORM GUARANTEE: Mealworms are insured if Next Day service is selected, cold packs are added and the package is received on delivery before 10:30 am. Read more in Terms & Conditions and view the Shipping Policy transit times. CLICK HERE to see our suggestions for which shipping method to use for mealworms to ensure live delivery.

Care Instructions for Feeder Worms: Remove mealworms from the mesh bag and transfer to a storage container (well ventilated, smooth sided tub). Discard newspaper from shipment. Let the worms settle at room temperature, then feed Mealworm Keeper and a small piece of raw vegetable (carrot or potato). Feed for 24 hours discard uneaten food, then place container in the refrigerator. Mealworms can be stored for 4-8 weeks refrigerated. Wondering how these worms are shipped or what you'll need? Read our article on What To Expect When Ordering Live Mealworms Online. If breeding, see our Mealworm Breeder Kit or Instructions on Raising Mealworms.

Notice: mealworms are not individually counted for each order, based on weight not count. Contact us for more details.

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by loveblues on May 28, 2023

My bluebird pals love the worms. They are now feeding the babies at the worm box and bathing at the bird bath. Eating the worms like crazy !! -Patricia P

by Pamela on May 4, 2023

As always, the mealworms are healthy and well packaged. Very quick turn-around time. -Pamela B

by Anonymous on January 11, 2023

Worms packaged great, good and health sizes meal worms -Sarah H.

by shelfies on November 8, 2022

Every year in the Fall and Winter I order the medium meal worms to feed some the wild birds that migrate to my area. The birdies love them! They went through 1,000 in 1 week. I ordered 2,000 yesterday. The medium worms are the perfect size and gives them the protein they need. Birds must not live on seed alone but on every worm that comes forth from Exotic Nutrition. ha-ha - Erin T.

by Dhocking on June 7, 2022

They are great just the right size for my pet. - Damon H

by mandiec on May 18, 2022

I ordered medium worms. But, what I received were tiny worms. It appears that I will continue to order my mealworms from my local family pet store.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that your product is not as expected. Our Live mealworms measurements are as follows, Small (1/4 inch), Medium (1/2 inch) and Giant size (1+ inch long). If looking for larger mealworms we recommend ordering the giant size next purchase.]

by Anonymous on May 13, 2022

I've been using these mealworms for several years. I breed Crested Geckos and Gargoyle Geckos and raise my own mealworms. But when feeding about 65 lizards I run out of my worms a few times a year. I always order from Exotic Nutrition when I need a new supply. My last order of medium worms arrived in healthy condition and were larger than medium. I was happy to see that. -Nicholas F.

by Anonymous on May 9, 2022

My order is usually filled and shipped almost immediately. My mealworms always arrive with only a couple of dead ones no matter the time of year. I do usually get the hot pack in the winter and the cold pack in the summer just in case. Some times the worms are smaller than others, but I'm only feeding a couple of small lizards, so I keep the worms in a large plastic tub with some bedding and feed them veggies, and they grow nicely. They usually last me a couple of months before I have to buy more. Much more cost efficient than buying a little tub of worms from one of the big box pet stores, that's for sure, and the worms are healthier. I'm an Exotic Nutrition customer for life! -Rebecca M.

by Anonymous on March 22, 2022

I always love shopping from this site! The delivery time is fast, and the prices are affordable. This is enough to feed all 6 of my pet lizards for the month. Thanks again! - Christina A.

by robin14559 on December 9, 2021

Ridiculously under sized. Most appear to just have been hatched. Ordered medium, which industry standard says they should be 3/4" long or bigger. These are smaller than small. Ended up throwing them in my garden and ordering from Rainbow. -John R.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review John. We’re sorry to hear that your Medium Live Mealworms were smaller than expected. The standard size will vary across the industry and our Medium Mealworms are approximately 1/2 inch in length, as described and pictured above. Please reach out to our friendly customer service team using the link at the bottom of the website if there's anything else we can do for you.]

by Anonymous on December 3, 2021

Only two dead out of 1000! About to order more. - Anna M.

by Anonymous on November 24, 2021

Arrived in Exceptional condition, alive healthy. Less expensive and better quality than any of the area pet stores. - Karen R.

by Anonymous on October 27, 2021

Disappointed with the quantity of worms. There's simply no way this was anywhere near 1000 worms. I used to work at Petsmart/Petco selling worms to people. This was at best in the low 100s. I threw the newspaper ball that they came in to my chickens, walked down my deck and into the run with them and they were already down to the last 10. Worms were mostly alive except for like 3 or 4 so that was a plus. Next time I might try the giants though to see if they come with more bang for the buck. - Michael N.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that your Mealworms were not as expected but we’d be happy to resolve this for you. Please reach out to our friendly customer service team using the link at the bottom of the website for assistance. We hope to hear from you soon!]

by Anonymous on August 18, 2021

Exotic Nutrition has by far the BEST mealworms available for online shipping. I tried many other companies before I found Exotic. I look no more. -Margaret D.

by Anonymous on July 20, 2021

I ordered mealworms with an added cold pack. When they arrived the cold pack was no longer cold but they were all alive and active. This is my second time ordering and I have not been disappointed. I live in Texas where it can get very hot. Great job!! -Lissa B.

by Anonymous on June 26, 2021

Easy to use. -Reese L.

by Anonymous on June 10, 2021

Exotic Nutrition has consistently provided excellent customer service. They have been also consistent in filling the orders as soon as I make one. The mail service is not within their control so they have fulfilled their commitment to excellence in every other way possible. I highly recommend this vendor. Oh, and one more thing. Once I called and reported that because of the length of time it took for me to receive the order, most of it was spoiled. I was promptly mailed a full order with no charge. That is goodwill. That establishes trust. And there's no price tag on trust. Trust is earned. - Amy M.

by Anonymous on May 28, 2021

Worms came back all dead unfortunately. I purchased an Ice pack in hopes they would stay alive, but none were saved. They came back black and crispy. I think the ice packs would be more useful if the box had some sort of insulation. -Dawn W.

[Response from Seller: I'm sorry to hear about this issue Dawn! Our customer support team will be in contact with you to offer a resolution.]

by Anonymous on April 30, 2021

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by billtilley on March 5, 2021

Worms arrived alive and ok. They had to go through the Texas storms so I think delivery was delayed a few days until the traffic was clear to send the live worms. I have been using Exotic Nutrition for doubt 6 years now and have never had a problem with delivery or arriving live. Recommend that you buy the mealworm food and a bag of bedding material. A small bag of each is all you would need for 2000 worms. -William T.

by Anonymous on December 29, 2020

My order of 1000 mealy worms and heatpack got here safe ad sound, despite the USPS taking a little longer than usual- that is to be expected around the heavy volume of mail at Christmas. I was worried they might freeze in transit, but they were fine. I have always had an efficient and nice experience dealing with your company- many thanks, stay safe, best regards and good wishes to you and yours for a better new year. - Caroline C.

by Anonymous on August 17, 2020

awesome sales service and pleasure to do business with. -Thomas L.

by billtilley on July 29, 2020

Live mealworms arrive healthy. A little work getting them out of. the newspaper and into a worm box. They have been living for two weeks with mealworm keeper, meal worm chow and a piece of potato or carrot every other day,. I order 1000 at a time which gives a couple of weeks to feed the bluebirds. I have 4 babies that survived and are eating every day. I feed them some live mealworms and more freeze dry meal worms. I do not overfeed them as they need to be able to forage on their own. It is a backup if they can not find enough natural food. Live in Southern California and we do not have a lot of bugs for them to find. They will normally stay around all year until next mating season and then the two dominate ones will chase the others away. -William T.

by Tendertina on July 24, 2020

Have always got my money worth and great quality love to order your products!!!!!! -Tina J.

by Tiff720 on June 27, 2020

I have bought mealworms from tons of places. This is the only places that delivers ALL live ones. -Tiffany F.

by Anonymous on June 16, 2020

I love getting my meal worms from here. They come quickly and when it is warm I use an ice pack. I l always order 4000 at a time and they come very healthy. -Phyllis W.

by Anonymous on May 21, 2020

I will be ordering from yall again. -Latisha N.

by Tracey York on May 17, 2020

We order mealworms all time. Always fast delivery and healthy worms. Usually order 3 or 4 thousand at a time. Highly recommend this company. -Tracey Y.

by Anonymous on April 30, 2020

The live meal worms come in a burlap bag just FYI :-) I had no issues with ordering or receiving and I will order again.-Chelsea M.

by Anonymous on January 29, 2020

I have rarely had a mealworm arrive dead. The prices are great. Overall this is the only company from which I would buy mealworms or any of their other products. -Patricia S.

by Anonymous on January 24, 2020

Great Product & Delivered On Time & In Great Shape -Daniel W.

by Margo on January 5, 2020

Very dissatisfied😔 We recently rescued a male Peacock and shortly after purchased him a Peahen as a companion. We ordered mealworms to supplement their diet. Despite the heat pack, the majority of them arrived dead. -Margaret A.

[Response from Seller: We are sorry to hear your worms didn't arrive in perfect condition! After review, your order shipped by ground service and the package was delayed an extra day over the Christmas holiday. We do not recommend ordering live worms unless they are guaranteed to arrive without delays in transit. To claim replacement worms, please contact a representative by phone at 757-988-0301 or email at]

by Anonymous on January 5, 2020

Great mealworms. My hedgehog loved them very much. Got these because the store ones are always sprayed with chemicals to prevent them from turning into Beatles. -Oksana W.

by 615glass on December 17, 2019

I received these yesterday. On the 4th day of the pricey shipping. (I'll take the blame for that after being pointed to their time policy) I was disappointed to find nearly 100 dead. Of course I expected a few to be dead, but when it's 10% of the total purchased... I deem it to be an issue. If I were to order again, I'd stick with standard shipping and skip the heat pack... Doesn't appear that either affected the quality of product I received. Besides all that, the live worms are perfect for my leopard geckos! They're very happy with the purchase! -Kylee G.

[Response from Seller: We're sorry to hear about this issue, Kylee. If the mealworms are not in perfect condition at the time of delivery please reach out to our team for help. We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon.]

by Anonymous on December 15, 2019

Order was shipped as described. Ordered 1000 pack and had about 15 that were dead. No big deal as all the others were in great shape and healthy.ordered from here before and had great service each time -John G.

by Anonymous on December 7, 2019

I love these worms and so does my 3 turtles. -Lizette W.

by Phillip on December 6, 2019

The live mealworms always arrive in good condition. Getting them off the crumbled newsprint takes a little patience. I put them in wheat bran. They live at least three months, refrigerated. I remove them from the fridge once a week, sift out the spent wheat bran with a wire strainer, add more wheat bran and a small piece of carrot. I leave them at room temp for a day, remove any uneaten carrot, and return them to the fridge. My bluebirds love them! -Phillip R.

by Anonymous on December 3, 2019

arrived all good and alive . they are eating good. -Ronald L.

by Anonymous on November 28, 2019

Bought 1000 pack medium meal worms. Could not be happier. The worms arrived alive and super hungry 😊 Our beardies had a feast and we saved some. Great product, great price, will buy again. -Irina V.

by Anonymous on November 16, 2019

Most mealworms were alive however, their were some dead ones. I don’t mean freshly dead I mean they turned black already. Many of the mealworms are already turning into beetle pupae as well. Other than that the worms seem pretty healthy overall. I have many beetles now from the last shipment I had of these worms and am now trying to breed them:). -Katie M.

by Pocket on October 22, 2019

Really nice shirts I got here early. -Shawn C.

by bronwynwe on October 20, 2019

Arrived quickly and as described. -Bronwyn W.

by Anonymous on October 19, 2019

Fantastic healthy worms and very satisfied! My mom was being kind and ordered me 1,000 live mealworms without my knowledge. She wasn't aware that an ice pack should be included and that next day or expedited shipping should be chosen. It took 4-5 days for them to arrive ground. I had to be careful getting them all off the crumpled shipping paper into a bowl for separating. There were some larger ones so because they're sold by weight and the count is more of an approximate we received 872 with only 1 casualty! Very surprised and they seem quite happy with their new home! They immediately started eating and the lot of them finished off 3 tsp of food the first night. Hungry little buggers! 2 have pupated in the first 24 hours. Very interesting indeed. My sugar gliders are VERY happy 😊 -Amanda F.

by Odomer on September 11, 2019

They were great. Didn’t look like I lost a single worm. Didn’t especially like the packing. It was hard getting them out of bag. -Edwina O.

by Thepalestar on September 2, 2019

I order these for my husband's geckos and Chinese Water Dragon. They arrived in bags and alive, when I added the ice packs as suggested. The mealworms are very lively with very little to no dead loss in shipping. The only thing I would suggest is having larger ice packs during the summer months. Thank you for adding these to your site!-Sheri M.

by Anonymous on August 10, 2019

Responsive and shipping very quick -Steven L.

by NANCYGEN0830 on August 7, 2019

Our blue birds love them third year in a row they have come back to the same bird house and they wait for me to bring out their worms they land right on the rail of our deck, with their babies and eat the meal worms out of a dish when the dish is empty they sit on the edge and stare at me until I fill it the babies do the same -Nancy E.

by Anonymous on August 5, 2019

Worms arrived alive and quick. -Gamiel B. M.

by Anonymous on July 17, 2019

Great worms and arrived in pristine condition. Thank you. -Kay O.

by moosetracks1969 on July 15, 2019

Great product. Great price. Pleasure to do business with. -Thomas L.

by Anonymous on June 25, 2019

Mealworms arrived alive and are very fresh. My chicks are enjoying them. I highly recommend this company for their prices, quality of product and fast shipping. -Judith G.

by Anonymous on June 20, 2019

Great delivery, always fresh, the frogs and fish love em! -Robert S.

by Anonymous on June 3, 2019

Shipped and received quickly! (And alive!) -Sherri M.

by Anonymous on May 31, 2019

fast delivery. all worms were alive and helped our baby blue birds survive their first few weeks in the nesting box and after they fledged! -Jeff C.

by Anonymous on May 28, 2019

It is everything I wanted and fast delivery. -Charles J.

by Anonymous on May 22, 2019

All worms were alive. Fast delivery. Had to pay 5.00 for shipping though. -Karen O.

by Anonymous on March 29, 2019

We have a little marmoset monkey named Chloe. She loves the mealworms that we get from exotic nutrition. This gives her the protein that she needs. Shipping is fast and the mealworms always arrive in a couple of days and packaged securely. Be sure and buy their mealworm chow and mealworm keeper at the same time. -Mary J.

by Anonymous on March 23, 2019

This was my first order of mealworms. They arrived in good shape and they were good sized for mediums. My lizards love them. I will be ordering them again. - Nicholas F.

by Anonymous on March 7, 2019

Love your service! -Wendy R.

by Anonymous on January 28, 2019

Nice company -Mark A.

by Anonymous on January 6, 2019

I’ve ordered mealworms a lot and they always come quickly and alive. I feed them to my leopard geckos and they’re all plump and happy. I give Exotic Nutrition 5/5 stars because they do everything they say they will. -Austin R.

by Imlicious on January 5, 2019

My hedgehogs could not get enough! They loved these worms. -Latonya S.

by Anonymous on December 20, 2018

Excellent quality! I make mealworm stew at least a couple of times per month and have always purchased my mealworms from a local farmer until I got sick. Started buying from Exotic Nutrition and could immediately see and taste the difference. They're even slight larger than what I'm used to. Yummy!

by Anonymous on November 30, 2018

I will never buy our hedgehog’s millies from anywhere else. They shipped fast all were alive and healthy looking -Sheila R.

by Kph3190 on October 30, 2018

My order as usual went very smoothly. In provided with a tracking number to track my order which is shipped quickly and I received my live meal worms promptly with no problems. I highly recommend. -Kevin H.

by Anonymous on October 5, 2018

These guys are growing well, I grow meal worms to feed to my chickens. They love them! -Marcia L.

by Anonymous on October 2, 2018

Meal worms arrived safe and sound, no problems. Will order again when needed! -Robert B. S.

by Anonymous on September 28, 2018

My worms were in excellent condition. I’ve only purchased once from Exotic Nutrition. Hope the favorable customer service continues!!! -Amy M.

by mnpphelps on September 24, 2018

Excellent customer service and product!! -Pat P.

by Anonymous on September 12, 2018

I love the mealworms. They could have been packed different I think. When I opened the sack they were in the worms went everywhere, but again I love how fast it got here. No one in Colorado has mealworms and I have two bearded dragons and my sugar glider. -Brenda H.

by Anonymous on August 31, 2018

One of the very few companies that will ship these meal worms in this hot weather. The ice packs are the reason the option is available. The major pet stores around this area stop stocking this vital food because of the temperatures. When it is time to reorder, my go to company is Exotic Nutrition! - Mike D.

by Anonymous on August 30, 2018

Prompt delivery and worms were in great shape. Will definitely order from Exotic Nutrition again. -Mitchell M.

by Anonymous on July 23, 2018

The gliders love them! -Margaret S.

by Anonymous on June 29, 2018

Much smaller worms than expected. -Sharie D.

by Anonymous on June 22, 2018

I have got live meal worms 4 or 5 times. They always come in a few days. They are packed good and alive. Thank you. -Sandra K.

by Anonymous on June 3, 2018

Worms were all alive and very healthy. Adding the two ice packs didn't help since the shipping took three days, but they were still okay. I've been having trouble getting live mealworms in general so I'm happy I finally found a reliable source. -Marianne D.

by Anonymous on June 2, 2018

They arrived alive and healthy. Our chickens absolutely love them. -Stephen M.

by Anonymous on June 1, 2018

I have order from them 3 or 4 times. I have been pleased with my worms. -Sandra K.

by Anonymous on May 21, 2018

My Sugar gliders and hedgehog love them! -Jamie K.

by Anonymous on May 2, 2018

Great product, comes in a cloth bag and is kind of cumbersome to get them out, but will continue to purchase because of the quality! -Sara N.

by Anonymous on April 3, 2018

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by Anonymous on March 12, 2018

Exotic Nutrition's products are always good and arrive on time. I ordered large mealworms this time and they were very large! Just what I wanted. -Patty

by Anonymous on February 14, 2018

I love these just the right size for my bird. They arrived in great shape. Will be ordering a lot more of these.

by Anonymous on January 17, 2018

Nearly all came live, except a few! (naturally) I was so excited when they came in, and when i got to feed the first few to my Leo. She was quite excited too, since she hadn't eaten in a few days. She's not the one to barge herself on worms, and she knows when to stop and when she's hungry again. Her eyes and senses lit up when I dropped them in there! All were a really good size, and I'm planning on breeding them!

by Anonymous on January 12, 2018

They are alive and edible. Kind of small in size but my pets ate them!

by Anonymous on December 15, 2017

by kathlena on December 8, 2017

I buy for my turtles and they suck them down. They come all alive every time so far.

by Anonymous on November 22, 2017

I did not expect these to come in a sack when I ordered them the first time. It was a rather large one that was tied off with the mealworms and newspaper inside. Either way, they definitely were lively and crawling around because my sugar glider had to chase an escapee. DEFINITELY BUYING AGAIN! Arrived a day earlier, ice pack included, intact. If some of them were dead, the recipient of these mealies is unphased, and that's all that matters to me. Thank you, Exotic Nutrition!

by Anonymous on October 19, 2017

The mealworms were smaller than I expected.

by Anonymous on September 25, 2017

My son's leopard gecko loves these mealworms. The mealworms arrived two days late because Fedex delivered the package to a wrong address, but despite the shipping delay, and due to the care with which they were packed, they arrived safely, and we all healthy and active.

by Anonymous on September 17, 2017

My Sugar Gliders Love Their Mealworms !!!!! Will Definitely Be Ordering More From Exotic Nutrition. 5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

by Anonymous on September 5, 2017

Healthy meal worms that my gliders loved! All arrived alive and within in the time specified.

by Anonymous on July 16, 2017

They arrived at full survival.

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