Silkworms are definitely a great feeder for reptiles, since they provide so much nutritional value. Since silkworms are soft bodied live feeders, there is no worry of impaction in small or young exotics. Silkworms are a high source of Calcium, Protein, Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, and Vitamins B1, B2, and B3. Silkworms have the lowest fat and phosphorous content with the highest protein content, out of the five most popular live feeders (Silkworms, Mealworms, Waxworms, Butterworms and Crickets). One or two Silkworms will give your Exotic Pet a very nutritious and balanced meal. Silkworms also contain an enzyme called serrapeptase which has many beneficial properties: it is an excellent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, it aids calcium absorption, and it also fights arterial plaque!!