The butter worm is the larval form of the Chilean moth. This insect is commonly used as bait in fishing in South America. The butter worm just like meal worms are used as food for pets that eat insects like geckos and other reptiles. The scent of butter worms as well as their bright color can really help your exotic pet eat especially if they are a bit picky when it comes to eating their food. The butter worm is very high in fats and calcium and are somewhat difficult to breed in captivity. Most butter worms are irradiated in order to kill bacteria and prevent them from turning into moths as the Chilean moth is seen as an invasive species.
Butter worms are generally imported from Chile and that calcium content is about twice that of other feeder insects. You’ll find that you can store your butter worms in the refrigerator for about 4 to 6 months of all you need to make sure that you continually change their substrate and make sure that it does not become moist as that can definitely shorten the shelf life of your butter worms. You’ll find that however did to excellent taste of the butter worms you will not have to worry about keeping these in your refrigerator for very long as your exotic pet is likely to consume them quickly.
No matter what you’re doing in your butter worms or exotic pets habitat you need to make sure that you wash your hands both before and after you do anything in either. This is to avoid spreading infectious disease throughout your household and to help make sure that your butter worms, exotic pet and everyone in your household remain safe. Since butter worms have such a high calcium content you do not have to worry about dusting them with calcium supplements when you’re feeding them to your exotic pet. You do however have to remember to use a multi vitamin 1 to 3 times per week. You also want to make sure that you’re feeding your butter worms the the best possible food so that you can make sure that your exotic pet is getting as many nutrients out of eating the butter worms as possible.
Is important to do a lot of research when it comes to getting butter worms as you need to make sure that not only you can find a reputable place the order them from that you can also pick sure that your exotic pet is able to eat butter worms without getting ill. You need to make sure that your exotic pet is not going to have any kind of bad reaction to eating this type of insect as you do not won anything bad happening to your exotic pet. This is why it is important to do plenty of research as you can make sure that your exotic pet isn’t going to have any kind of bad reaction to consuming butter worms. Since butter worms are high in fat you may want to consider limiting using butter worms unless you’re giving them to them as a snack or on special occasions.
It is important that when you order butter worms that you look for a reputable place order them from as you want to make sure that they can guarantee that they will be live upon delivery. You don’t want to order a bunch of butter worms to feed your exotic pet only to find out that they are dead when they arrive. This generally means that the insect is no longer good to eat and you’ll simply have to throw them out as your exotic pet will show no interest in them.
Butter worms being as high in calcium content in fat content as they are would make excellent choices to feed to a lizard or other exotic pet while they are pregnant as they will help to give them the extra nutrients that they need during this period of time. It is important that you do not over feed your lizard butter worms as they can become fat an unhealthy if they are not allowed to get enough exercise during the day. Butter worms are extremely popular with many lizards and other exotic pets do to their bright color and somewhat fruit like scent.
When you’re feeding your exotic pet butter worms you also want to make sure that you’re mixing up their food by feeding them other insects as well as vegetation or other prepared diets that you have for them that way you can make sure that your exotic pet is as healthy as it possibly can be and will not be getting too much of a good thing with the butter worms.
So when you are looking for butter worms to feed your exotic pet you have to realize that you will not be able to raise them as feeder insects you will have to purchase them from a reputable shop that will be able to get you live butter worms upon delivery so you do not have to worry about them arriving dead when they get to your home. It is important that you do plenty of research about the different retailers out there that have butter worms available as you want to make sure that you’re working with someone reputable that will be able to get you the butter worms it you’re looking to feed to your exotic pet.
Your exotic pet is seriously going to enjoy eating be as interesting and delicious smelling insects so you want to make sure that if you have the opportunity to do so you should get some to feed to your lizard or other exotic pet. It will be incredibly happy that you have taken the time to find such a delicious treat for them and the best part of all of this is that they will be getting a great deal of nutrients from day is butter worms as well.