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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By Mary L. G. 1

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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    Question: Feeding and Caring for Ladybugs

    By Pam 1

    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?

    Pam from Midland, TX

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    By animalover09 1 Flag

    June 15, 2011

    Raisons or honey to eat. Put some water on a coton ball or tissue paper to drink. Put them in a small container or jar and put some soil at the botom with grass over it (this is optional). Change the food every 2 days and the water every week. Hope that helps! Good luck!

    Animalover09

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    Question: Caring for Pet Ladybugs

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

    By Luna

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    By ace swift 1 Flag

    April 14, 2015

    I have a lady bug right now, and I know that ladybugs can eat grapes but you have to peel the skin so they can eat it because they also eat raisins. My ladybug Stewart also has a few drops of water and some soil and grass.

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    Question: What do Ladybugs Eat?

    By Marika 2 1

    What do ladybugs eat?

    By Nature_lover11 from Las Vegas, NV

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    By Grandma J 54 1,040 Flag

    May 8, 2009

    The ladybug is different than the chinese beetle which looks very similar, a slight more orange to the LB. The CB bites and stinks when you pick it up, crush it, etc. I try to capture both in the vacuum and move them outdoors to the gardens. The CB was brought to the US for aiding in the crops infestation from other pests from other countries. Their eggs sit on freight to be sent, hatch out when they get here.

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    Question: Feeding a Pet Ladybug

    By katie :p 1 2

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

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      By DCA 4 1,354 Flag

      August 28, 2015

      A Ladybug Friend!

      The very helpful website below explains how to care for a ladybug for a little while. Ladybugs are not able to live very long in a cage as they need food nutrients and an environment that you cannot provide in a cage. Please care for your ladybug for a day or two and then release her near where you found her! Later, you may see her in a few days on a leaf or the bark of a tree and you will know that you took the best care of her when she was visiting you.

      http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of-Your-Own-Ladybug

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      Question: Feeding a Ladybug

      What should I feed my pet ladybug?

      By Savannah from USA, CT

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      By katie :p 1 2 Flag

      August 27, 2015

      My ladybug bonnie loves too eat raspberries and grapes but you have too peel them first

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      Question: Feeding Ladybugs

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

      By Hannah from Watertown, NY

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      By DCA 4 1,354 Flag

      November 26, 2014

      Checked wikihow for answer and how to keep ladybugs. I suggest releasing your ladybug in a day or two as they are difficult to keep alive for an extended period inside.

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      Question: Caring for Ladybugs

      By SierraG. :() 1

      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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      By gio 1 Flag

      November 19, 2014

      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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      Question: Caring for a Ladybug

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

      By Makala C.

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      By katie :p 1 2 Flag

      August 27, 2015

      Just wet a little paper towel or something and give it too your ladybug.

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      Question: Feeding Ladybugs

      What do ladybugs eat and drink besides aphids?

      By Christian

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      By hannahbriggs 1 Flag

      January 8, 2014

      Raisins or honey/sugar. Also give them water.

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      Question: Ladybug Honey Water Recipe

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

      By Brook P.

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      By Cheryl 2 9 Flag

      March 27, 2012

      I use a recipe that is 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and let cool, then pour into hummingbird feeder. My hummingbirds love this and get really upset if it is empty.

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      Question: Feeding Pet Ladybugs

      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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      Question: Feeding Lady Bugs

      What do lady bugs eat?

      By Rylee from CA

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