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Feeding and Caring for Pet Ladybugs

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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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December 27, 20162 found this helpful

That sounds good but what if it drowns from eating that fruit?

PS bananas are most probably the best for softness

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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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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

From wikihow.com: Provide food. Feed the ladybug with small amounts of honey or sugar. Use a small bottle cap or similar to contain the food. You can also feed your ladybug raisins or lettuce.

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

Try water soaked raisins or globs of honey

http://www.whatdoladybugseat.info/

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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?

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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February 1, 20091 found this helpful
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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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Anonymous
March 21, 20170 found this helpful

you can also give them honey on a bottle cap

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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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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

cute!!!

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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

I like that name!!!Stewart!

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Anonymous
February 2, 20160 found this helpful

My ladybug,Spot eats soft raisins,and water.

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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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August 28, 20150 found this helpful

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.wiki  Your-Own-Ladybug

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Anonymous
April 8, 20160 found this helpful

Give her strawberries

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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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Anonymous
February 21, 20160 found this helpful

Get a bottle cap and fill a quater with water and put it with your lady bug

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Anonymous
April 22, 20160 found this helpful

They live in a big cage not Jar,they eat lettus ,fruits,sugar,honey,and just use a cotton ball full with water every day feed it twice abdau

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Anonymous
September 26, 20160 found this helpful

I have two pet ladybugs at home. I didn't know what to feed them. Thanks for the tips and the advice. It will help me a lot.

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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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November 26, 20140 found this helpful

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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Anonymous
April 7, 20160 found this helpful

grapes but peel them

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Anonymous
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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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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Anonymous
February 3, 20160 found this helpful

I have ladybugs come in for the winter-- I gave them one raisin that had been soaked in warm water, a bit of fresh lettuce, and honey mixed with just a little warm water. I use a dropper into one of the holes in the plastic container that I set up with bark, a little soil and grass before it snowed. All have lived from nov to now.

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Anonymous
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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August 27, 20150 found this helpful

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

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Anonymous
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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February 3, 20150 found this helpful

What do lady bugs eat?

By Rylee from CA

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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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