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Feeding and Caring for Pet Ladybugs

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Feeding and Caring for Pet Ladybugs
These insects enjoy aphids, but there are other things they may like. This guide is about feeding and caring for pet ladybugs.
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December 17, 2015

I put out any fruit that has a high sugar content and is soft-fleshed to eat. I also figured that a fruit with a high water content is also a good choice when considering appropriate fruits to feed a ladybug, as opposed to putting water out for it to possibly drown in. If you choose a fruit with a high water content, it takes care of both hunger and thirst.
A fruit that I'm currently trying is persimmon (peeled and very ripe). I left little segments out for the ladybug and it's going crazy for it!

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May 9, 20170 found this helpful

Keeping unusual pets can present some questions on feeding and care that may not be solved by a trip to your local pet store. This is a guide about, "What do ladybugs eat?".

A ladybug sitting on a leaf.

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January 29, 2009

I am a science coach with our school district and our first graders are going to be raising and caring for ladybugs in the classroom. We need to know what to feed them other than aphids? Hopefully we can find a food that is "classroom friendly". Can you help?

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Pam from Midland, TX

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January 29, 20092 found this helpful
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I did a little research, and the adults do eat aphids, and what I found suggests you keep adults in captivity no more than several days, (they suggest feeding honey water), since their nutrition will not be adequate. If you are purchasing from a supplier that regularly supplies schools, they may be able to offer a more complete diet. Good Luck.

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Here is a website for keeping pet ladybugs and their diet which raisins and bananas and other sweet non acidic fruits are recommended with a moistened paper towel kept sprayed with water for them to drink.

Here is the website I found: http://www.lady … /LadybugsFAQ.htm

Sounds like fun! ( I keep crickets). :)

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April 5, 20150 found this helpful

What do they eat besides bugs? What fruits can they eat?

By Luna

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February 2, 20160 found this helpful

they can eat raisins,apricots,and peeled grapes.

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May 7, 2017

How many times a day does a ladybug need to be fed? Please help.

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July 1, 20170 found this helpful

Two times a day

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September 15, 20130 found this helpful

What do ladybugs need to live? What do they eat? How much water do they drink?

By Makala C.

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December 9, 20160 found this helpful

I have a lay bug in the house it on the wall it is cold here what can I do for her

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November 25, 20140 found this helpful

If you don't have aphids, what can they eat?

By Hannah from Watertown, NY

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May 14, 20160 found this helpful

They can eat some kinds of fruit, like grapes but you have to peel them, first

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August 27, 2015

I really want to give, Bonnie, my ladybug homemade food, but I don't know what to make.

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April 8, 20160 found this helpful

Give her strawberries

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April 3, 20150 found this helpful

I would really like to know how to make pet ladybugs food with either honey or raisins. Would you please tell me how to?

By Hailey H. from Gilbert SC

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October 16, 20160 found this helpful

My ladybugs died.

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March 10, 20150 found this helpful

What should I feed my pet ladybug?

By Savannah from USA, CT

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January 3, 20160 found this helpful

I find a ladybug sometimes in my house, and i noticed once; when i put a drop of milk on my finger tip, then put the drop onto a piece of paper towel, the ladybug loved it.

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December 3, 2013

What can lady bugs eat and drink other than aphids, what do you put the food in?

By Cookies1456 from Sumrall, MS

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November 19, 20140 found this helpful

Ladybugs can also eat raisins, honey, or lettuce. Put it on a paper towel or something that is easy for them to reach.

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October 19, 20120 found this helpful

What do ladybugs eat and drink besides aphids?

By Christian

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January 8, 20140 found this helpful

Raisins or honey/sugar. Also give them water.

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March 25, 20120 found this helpful

How do you make the honey water for ladybugs? Is there a recipe for it?

By Brook P.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

Put warm water then add a little bit of honey to it. And there you go, honey water for your lady bug.

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February 3, 20150 found this helpful

What do lady bugs eat?

By Rylee from CA

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